THE ROLE AND FUTURE FOR AIR FREIGHT BETWEEN THE UK AND CONTINENTAL MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

Trends in air freight traffic between the U.K. and continental members of the European Economic Community (EEC) are discussed. Difficulties encountered by the air freight industry include tariff regulations; competition with containerized ground and sea transport systems; problems in cargo handling and door-to-door delivery; maximizing the usefulness of wide-body jets; and meshing of air, surface, and sea transport systems. Several improvements in the present situation could be effected by diversion of a large percentage of U.K. international freight to regional airports, thus reducing congestion at such centers as Heathrow; controlling inter-airline competition for limited markets; and linking of London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, and Paris in a "central Pentagon" of traffic, with transshipment avalable at each point.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From The Place of Aviation in Society; Proceedings of the 15th Anglo-American Aeronautical Conference, London, England, 31 May-2 June 1977 (A77-41926 19-03).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Aeronautical Society

    4 Hamilton Place
    London S1V 0BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Sealy, K
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM