Course summary

Airports increasingly present a major infrastructure constraint to meeting the demand for air travel. Expansion of air services often conflicts with other government policy objectives and is becoming a highly contentious topic. Meanwhile, the regulatory framework for air transport continues to evolve. This seminar aims to address a number of key issues of interest to airport and airline planners and managers and those formulating air transport policy.

Measures to expand airport capacity will be considered in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport. Economic and environmental issues will be interpreted. The implications of airline strategies for airports will be addressed, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations. Methods for improving the efficiency of operations will be evaluated, including research needs in forecasting and marketing. Government policy in the UK and other countries will be discussed.

We will consider the following topics:

  • measures to expand airport capacity in relation to both terminals and runways and the interaction with surface transport
  • economic and environmental issues
  • the implications of airline strategies for airports, with particular reference to changing patterns of passenger demand and airline operations
  • methods for operating airports more effectively, including research needs in forecasting and marketing
  • government policy in the UK and other countries

Who is this course for?

The seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport and airline planners, managers and operational staff, aviation specialists in government departments, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

This air transport seminar has been designed to appeal to a wide range of participants including airport planners, managers and operational staff, airport specialists in government departments, airline executives involved with airport planning, analysts from aircraft manufacturers and consultants.

What is included in the course price?

The course fees include:

  • Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch each day 
  • Tour of historic London pubs on the Monday evening (participants pay for their own food and drink on the pub tour)
  • Theatre visit on the Tuesday evening
  • Seminar lecture notes

Course structure

The course will include the following lectures:

  • Airport Capacity and Management Issues
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster 
  • Policy Issues in African Aviation
    Nick Fadugba FRAeS, CEO, African Aviation Services Limited
  • Airline and Airport Negotiations: Policy Considerations 
    Pete Downes, Director of Commercial Finance, London City Airport
  • Current Issues in the Economic Regulation of Aviation (including alliances, anti-trust, unfair competition and consumer rights)
    Jamie Baldwin, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College
  • Policy Challenges in Airport Development
    Antoinette Nassopoulos, Partner, Foster and Partners
  • Managing the Effects of Aircraft Noise
    Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, CANSO
  • New Runway Options for Heathrow
    Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, MSP Solutions
  • Sustainability Imperative
    Dr Chris Paling, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Airline Competition Issues: A Case Study of London and New York
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Aviation Ownership and Regulation
    Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
  • Brexit – The Impact on UK Aviation
    Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
  • Factors Affecting the Demand for Air Travel: An Economic Analysis
    Dr Patrick Hanlon, Formerly University of Birmingham
  • Surface Access Management at Airports and Environmental Issues 
    Dr Thomas Budd, Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management, Cranfield University
  • Airport Demand and Capacity Decisions 
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group

Booking

*Early-bird discount if you book by 9 February 2020.

Start date
Day
Time
Duration
Price
9
Mar
2020

Day

Monday to Wednesday

Time


9am-5pm

Duration

3 days

Price

£845*/£895

Title
Location

This course is taught at our Marylebone Campus in central London, within easy walking distance of Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street.

Location map

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