Heathrow Hub, the rival plan to the controversial proposed third runway expansion, is formally complaining to the Competition and Markets Authority about the behaviour of the airport. It claims Heathrow “abused its dominant market position” to get Government backing for the third runway, by simply refusing to consider the Hub. The brainchild of former Concorde pilot Jock Lowe, it would extend the northern runway rather than building a new one. Lowe said: “After years of trying to work co-operatively with Heathrow Airport and the Department of Transport, we have decided it is time to take the gloves off.” Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said he couldn’t back the Hub option because Heathrow would not guarantee to work on commercial terms to help build it. That is the heart of Lowe’s complaint. He said: “The consequence of Heathrow’s veto and the flawed process run by the Department for Transport is that consumers and airlines … [Read more...] about Heathrow blamed for ‘unfairly blocking plan for a rival runway’
Union bosses and business leaders have lent their support to Heathrow ahead of a Parliamentary vote to approve a third runway . The airport's lengthy battle for extension now awaits a vote by MPs in the coming months. British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) and the TUC Union have called on those politicians to "crack on" with approving the additional runway at Heathrow airport. The TUC Union joins Unite, GMB, Community and BALPA unions in supporting the project which, if granted outline approval in a vote expected before the summer, will allow Heathrow to build a North-West Runway. The controversial runway, which would extend over the M25, will lead to the loss of several houses as well as compulsory and voluntary purchase agreements where Heathrow buy out some homeowners living near the new runway. Read More News from Heathrow Airport However 78,000 people work directly at Heathrow Airport and the local economies of Hillingdon , Hounslow and Ealing , as well as Slough and Spelthorne, … [Read more...] about Business leaders and union bosses back Heathrow expansion
A war of words between Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) cabinet members and the leader of Slough Borough Council (SBC) has broken out on Twitter. After an SBC cabinet meeting last week, in which councillors expressed dismay over the noise, traffic and pollution that could engulf Colnbrook due to current Heathrow expansion plans, SBC leader Cllr James Swindlehurst (Lab, Cippenham Green) took to Twitter to declare that despite their objections, the council still supports expansion. RBWM cabinet member for Economic Development and Property Cllr Jack Rankin (Con, Castle Without) jumped in to criticise SBC's 'no matter what' approach to the airport's expansion. The Colnbrook Community Association accused the SBC of abandoning the area and making half-hearted objections to Heathrow Airport expansion plans. Cllr Swindlehurst hit back at Cllr Rankin, mentioning the Conservative government's support for a third runway and the economic benefits it could bring Slough. Then SBC … [Read more...] about Slough Borough Council and Royal Borough leaders clash on Twitter over Heathrow and homelessness
A hotel-chain mogul has proposed an alternative plan for Heathrow expansion which he claims could save £6.7billion as well as taking up less land. The plan has been submitted to the Department for Transport as an alternative to the estimated £18.6billion expansion that has been proposed by Heathrow Airport Limited. If the current plan is carried out, part of the proposed Third Runway could extend as a "ramp" over the top of the M25 near the junction with the M4. Read More Heathrow Airport news Arora Group has proposed a new terminal design and changes to the taxi way system which it claims airlines were unhappy with in the original design. This alone could save £1.7billion while offering the same rise in capacity, it claims. It also proposes to scrap the extension of Terminal 2 which it sees as "unnecessary" and could save £1.1billion. The group further proposes another £1billion in savings by scrapping the"'airside passenger transit system" which it claim … [Read more...] about Could this alternative Heathrow plan save billions of pounds?
Heathrow Airport is a major employer for parts of west London - and if you've ever thought about working there, we've found some job roles currently being advertised. They cover a range of functions, so just take a look below to see if any of them fit the bill for you, or perhaps for a friend or family member. Looking for other jobs? Get West London's jobs partner Fish4Jobs has hundreds of opportunities available right now. Read More Heathrow Airport third runway Air cargo operations Heathrow is wanting to fill an Air Cargo Operations role to develop and deliver specialised products and services of department, providing and following through on quotations to maximise shipment profitability. This is a customer-focused role and the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop existing and potential customers, suppliers and agents in order to generate new business opportunities. Closes March 23. Find out more here Local host for tour operator … [Read more...] about The sky’s the limit with these jobs on offer at Heathrow Airport