Air Transport Policy and Planning

LocationMarylebone, Central London

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.

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11 March 2019 3 days Monday to Wednesday 9am–5pm £845*/£895 Already started

Course content

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

General Information

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

Tea and coffee will be provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

All sessions will be held in Room L195.

Monday 11 March

9.30am – 10.30am                                 Airport Capacity and Management Issues

Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

10.30am – 11am Coffee
11am – 12pm Policy Issues in African Aviation

Nick Fadugba FRAeS, CEO, African Aviation Services Limited

12pm – 1pm Airline and Airport Negotiations: Policy Considerations

Pete Downes, Director of Commercial Finance, London City Airport

1pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm – 5pm 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

3.30pm – 4pm Tea

 

Tuesday 12 March

9.30am – 10.30am Policy Challenges in Airport Development

Antoinette Nassopoulos, Partner, Foster and Partners

10.30am – 11.30am

Managing the Effects of Aircraft Noise
Graham Lake, Formerly Director General, CANSO

11.30am – 12pm Coffee
12pm – 1pm New Runway Options For Heathrow
Tom Carter, Vice-Chairman, MSP Solutions
1pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm – 3.30pm Sustainability Imperative

Dr. Chris Paling, Manchester Metropolitan University

3.30pm – 4pm Tea
4pm – 5pm Airline Competition Issues: A Case Study of London and New York

Dr Nigel Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

 

Wednesday 13 March

9.30am – 10.45am .          Aviation Ownership and Regulation
Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
10.45am – 11am Coffee
11am – 12pm BREXIT - The Impact on UK Aviation
Dr Barry Humphreys, BKH Aviation
12pm – 1pm Factors Affecting the Demand for Air Travel: An Economic Analysis

Dr Patrick Hanlon, Formerly University of Birmingham

1pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm – 3.30pm Surface Access Management at Airports and Environmental Issues 
Dr Thomas Budd, Lecturer in Airport Planning and Management, Cranfield University
3.30pm – 4pm Tea
4pm – 5pm

Airport Demand and Capacity Decisions
Ken Stevens, Formerly Director Airport Affairs, Alaska Air Group