3rd Annual (2020)

UK Airport Infrastructure Development Forum

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
09:40
Policy for the future of aviation: latest insight on Government’s plans and support for the industry
  • What does the Aviation 2050 white paper set out?
  • Outcomes and actions being taken from the white paper – the framework for meeting net zero 2050 targets
  • Implications of Flybe – what does this mean for regional airport connectivity? How can regional airport development be supported?
10:05
Exploring the planning routes to successfully deliver airport infrastructure: what are the options and which should be used?
  • Current status and plans for airport applications via the Planning Act 2008
  • What are the planning routes available?
  • Considerations needed for consent
  • Planning Act 2008 challenges – consenting routes for Stansted
  • Implications of the current Airport NPS Judicial Review
10:30
Latest updates on preparing and modernising the design of UK airspace
  • What changes are being made?
  • What is the airspace change process?
  • Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders during the assessment – challenges and lessons learned
  • What is the current progress and next steps?
10:55
Morning Refreshments
11:25
Project Update: Latest insight on the Heathrow expansion
  • Updates on the 3rd runway DCO application 
  • Latest timelines for delivery under the NSIPs regulations 
  • Surface access developments – providing increased access via public transport to improve sustainability 
  • Managing and mitigating the impacts on local communities and stakeholders – creating joined-up thinking
11:50
Project Update: Maximising the sustainable growth at Gatwick Airport
  • Increasing capacity and growth – making the case, planning and proposals under new 2050 aviation regulations 
  • Making the best use of existing runway – latest updates 
  • Responding to passenger behavioural change and incorporating this into sustainability strategies
12:15
Panel discussion: How is the aviation industry responding to climate change?
  • Airport’s environmental and zero carbon strategies 
  • Role of airlines in tackling climate change – what is their focus? 
  • Recent council decisions on expansion applications – how can airports meet environmental regulations to achieve development?  
  • What are the timelines for carbon neutrality? Can the industry make this happen on time by 2050?
13:15
Networking Lunch
14:15
A new generation of aircraft to meet the 2050 net zero targets
  • What are the viable options for zero carbon aircraft and sustainable fuels 
  • Timelines for operability 
  • What does the industry need to do now to meet the 2050 targets? 
     
14:40
Delivering infrastructure expansion and associated development at Luton Airport
  • Taking forward the DCO - terminal and airfield expansion plans and timelines 
  • Airport with a social purpose – economic and community benefits of the proposals  
  • What are the strategies for encouraging modal shift?
15:05
Developing sustainable surface access strategies to increase capacity and serve the growing region
  • Updates on the surface access strategies and future plans for environmentally friendly operations 
  • Improving air-rail connectivity  
  • Further capabilities for electric vehicle charging zones
  • Responding to changing travel patterns – predicting future transport needs? 
  • Changing staffs travel patterns to improve sustainability 
15:30
Afternoon Refreshments
16:00
Improving regional connectivity with airport infrastructure investment: latest plans and timelines
  • Update on current regional connectivity policies
  • Terminal growth investment and extension plans 
  • Delivering investment with a smaller environmental footprint 
  • How do the airport plans fit in with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, HS2 and development of new transport schemes
16:25
The importance of airport design flexibility in a changing world
  • How do we design airports fit for the future? 
  • Incorporating passenger needs and changing requirements for new technology into design 
  • Designing and building new infrastructure with green credentials
16:50
Chair’s closing remarks
17:00
Close of conference and networking drinks

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