Air Transport Policy and Planning

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

Airports increasingly present a major infrastructure constraint to meeting the demand for air travel. Airport development often conflicts with other policy objectives and is becoming a highly contentious topic. This air transport course aims to address a number of key issues of interest to airport planners and managers and those formulating airport policy.

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?

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.

Courses open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
12 March 2018 3 days Monday to Wednesday 9am–5pm £845*/£895 Book now

*Early-bird discount if booked by 9 February 2018

Course content

The course will include the following lectures:

  • 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
  • Understanding air travel behaviour and passengers' choice of airport
    Dr Stephane Hess, Principal Research Fellow, ITS, University of Leeds
  • New runway options for Heathrow
    Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, MSP Solutions
  • Developing an airport for air cargo
    Alain Decors, Managing Director, AirFreight Development Worldwide
  • Airport connectivity and competition between hubs
    Dr Guillaume Burghouwt, Head of Aviation Economics, SEO Economic Research
  • Airport capacity and management issues
    Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  • Trends in the airline industry and their impact on airports
    Professor Rigas Doganis, Principal, Rigas  Doganis & Associates
  • Brexit – the possible impact on aviation
    Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
  • Surface access management at airports and environmental issues
    Dr Thomas Budd, Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management, Cranfield University
  • Economic impact of airports
    Eric Njoya, Lecturer in Air Transport, University of Huddersfield
  • Capacity issues in London
    Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, CANSO
  • Remote technologies at airports
    Mike Pearson, Director, Helios
  • Airport demand and capacity decisions
    Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group
  • Open skies rollback and re-regulation: consequences for global aviation
    Paul Behnke, formerly Director, Economics, ACI World