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Our first newsletter of the year is out now exploring the biggest stories from 2024 so far.

From uncovering who is behind the post-pandemic aviation revival to understanding the current status of key airport expansion projects across England, we discuss what they mean for air travel demand, decarbonisation and their impact on local communities.


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As we approach the festive period we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a happy new year. We have already began planning ahead for 2024 and are looking forward to continuing and growing our work.

Read our December newsletter for all the latest news.


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Our latest newsletter is out now sharing the top stories in aviation from November✈️!

From transatlantic flights powered solely by Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) to discussions on improving surface access to airports, we cover the biggest stories in aviation and what they mean for decarbonisation and their impact on local communities.


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Looking back on a summer of aviaton.

This summer was busy for aviation with customers returning to popular tourist destinations whilst the industry managed increases in extreme weather events and technical glitches in air traffic control systems.

Whilst the Summer was pretty quiet in terms of meetings of the various working sub-groups of HSPG, HSPG Secretariat having since been picking-up the pace in the background preparing the ground and working on what will be key workplan projects over the Autumn and Winter.

Read our newsletter for some highlights


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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work, and on some relevant events in news that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
  • News Roundup
    • News from Heathrow
    • General Airport News
    • The Latest on Air Travel Demand
    • Environmental News
    • Airport Expansion News
    • Government & Regulation News

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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work, and on some relevant events in news that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
    • Net Zero Pathway Places - Update
    • DfT Zero Emission airports consultation
    • DfT Overarching Aviation Noise Policy issued
    • DfT Night-time Noise Abatement Objective consultation
    • ACOG Strategic Environmental Assessment EA
  • News Roundup
    • News from Heathrow
    • Cancellations & Delays
    • The Latest on Air Travel Demand
    • Environmental News
    • Airport Expansion News
    • Government & Regulation News

Consultation responses

HSPG Response to Night-time Noise Abatement Objective for Heathrow Airport

HSPG Response to 2040 Zero Emissions Airport Target Consultation available here: HSPG response to DfT Zero Emission Airport Consultation April 2023


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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work and some relevant news events that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
  • News Roundup
    • News from Heathrow
    • Airport Expansion
    • Surface Access News
    • General Airport & Aviation Policy News
    • The Latest on Air Travel Demand
    • Environmental News
    • Wider Government News

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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work and some relevant news events that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
  • News Roundup
    • Government & Regulation News
    • Climate Emergency and Decarbonisation
    • Heathrow’s airspace modernisation proposals
    • Levelling Up and Regeneration Act Update
    • Some festive news!

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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work and some relevant news events that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
  • News Roundup
    • Government Update
    • Heathrow Business Summit, Skill and economic development news
    • Aviation recovery
    • Climate Change

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This newsletter provides an update on our recent work, and on some relevant events in news that may be of interest to our members.

  • HSPG Update
  • News Roundup
    • Planning Sector News
    • Decarbonising Aviation
    • Offsetting
    • Heathrow Specific Issues
    • Surface Access

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In this update of our recent work we also provide more information on some relevant recent news events:

  • HSPG News in Brief
    • Spatial Planning Group
    • Environment & Airspace Management Group
    • Surface Access Group
    • Other Activity
    • New Chair of CISHA Announced
  • Other News Items
    • Jet Zero Launched
    • Aerospace Innovation
    • Heathrow Operational Challenges
    • West London Data Centre Power Issue

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In this month's newsletter we cover the following topics:

  • Flightpath to the Future: a medium-term strategic framework for the UK aviation sector
  • Airport recovery pain - staff shortages, operational difficulties and industrial disputes
  • Zero Emissions Flight and new forms of flying and connectivity
  • Other news around decarbonising aviation
  • Aircraft noise, night flying and airspace modernisation
  • Future of Heathrow
  • British Airways Heathrow strike
  • Home working and the High Street
  • First 2021 Census outputs
  • Electrical Supply capacity

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In this month's newsletter we cover the following topics:

  • Our rapid round up on a busy round of working group meetings during February and March
  • HSPG gets LinkedIn
  • Discussions on airport expansion plans for Heathrow and elsewhere in the UK
  • Heathrow rail enhancements
  • New Zealand to Ukraine - impacts on aviation demand
  • Innovation in the aviation sector

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In this month's newsletter we covered the following topics:

  • An update from our January Summit
  • Our response on the London Plan
  • New Aviation Sustainability Action Plan published#
  • Government announces airport slot alleviation to aid aviation sector recovery
  • Government commits funding to build back better and greener in our skies
  • Think tank proposes steps towards net zero aviation
  • Looking ahead to the 2022 ICAO General Assembly#
  • Civil Aviation Authority accepts latest version of Airspace Change Masterplan

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In this month's newsletter we cover the following topics:

  • Our work to support the development of a local offsets market and exploring the idea of carbon insetting
  • Our work to develop the idea of the airport as an energy hub, and exploration of a sub-regional Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP)
  • Our refreshed Economic Development Vision and Action Plan (EDVAP), and a major piece of work to update the Joint Strategic Planning Framework (JSPF) for the sub-region
  • Our representations to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on the need to improve priority given to decarbonisation in the next Heathrow business plan
  • Advocacy activities around improving sustainable transport infrastructure in the sub-region, including on Western Rail Access to Heathrow, Southern Access to Heathrow and a bid to National Highways to support improvements to emerging Heathrow Active Travel Network
  • Responses to Heathrow's consultation on Airspace Change and DfT's consultation on Night Flights
  • Feedback on our strategy and planning session for 2022