21 MARCH 2016


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Article from BTNews 21 MARCH 2016

AND FINALLY: Minister grounded?

The international development secretary and west London MP Justine Greening could be grounded after her comments regarding a third runway in the south east despite ministers being warned against making any statements on the issue.

The one time aviation secretary, a short lived appointment, told The Telegraph:

“I don’t believe that this government will proceed with a third runway decision. I just don’t think it is a smart decision. Trying to expand Heathrow is like trying to build an eight-bedroom mansion on the site of a terraced house. It is a hub airport that is just simply in the wrong place.”

She said she believed that fellow ministers would come to the same conclusion.

A regular user of Heathrow in her frequent trips to Africa but will an airline be brave enough to turn her and her entourage away next time they arrive for a flight?

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David Aherne, London, England.

With Climate Change at the top of every thinking person's agenda, another runway at Gatwick or Heathrow makes no sense at all. Both airports are a nightmare to reach from Kent or Essex! How much better to invest the money in developing Manston Airport. Development was historically held back for many years by MoD requirements, now is the time give people living in the South-Eastern counties their own airport.