Consultations on the way future United Kingdom air traffic should be handled are reviewed, and the details are discussed of studies relating to air traffic forecasts, aircraft noise, planning and environmental implications, and regional airport development. Forecasts for international and domestic passenger and cargo traffic at the London airports are forecast and the impact of higher fuel prices on air transport are considered. A wide range of measures to divert traffic were examined and four measures were chosen for detailed appraisal by an airport traffic allocation model. When improvements already planned are completed, the capacity of London area airports will be about 50 million passengers per year. Larger term airport developments are also indicated. Noise studies are reported in which the Noise and Number Index (NNI) were used to assess noise disturbances. The airport developments were also examined in relation to site considerations, possible access, employment and planning consequences.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by the Department of Trade, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM