9 MARCH 2020
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Fallout from the Flybe affair will be a major talking point at this year’s British-Irish Airports Expo with the opening keynote address as things stand at present due to be delivered by the man who was Flybe’s CEO, Mark Anderson.
Registration for the free-to-attend event – scheduled to take place at its new location at ExCeL London on 9 June with a focus on operational, safety and commercial interests held in common in the industry – is now live.
The conference centre’s position is handy for near-neighbour London City Airport, one of Expo’s core airport partners along with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick in a new “Hosting Airport Coalition” which supersedes the single-airport hosting model.
A second keynote address is scheduled for Expo’s Flagship Conference at 11:00 on “Real Zero, Net Zero 2050, or Aviation’s Year Zero?” Delegates are promised “the stark truth” in a speech by Committee on Climate Change CEO Chris Stark.
The committee is the statutory body advising the UK government on emissions targets. The most recent advice includes the contention that the government’s forthcoming Aviation Strategy must reflect the target for net-zero emissions by 2050.
In another discussion point, the committee notes: “In the absence of a true zero-carbon plane, our scenario reflects a 25% growth in UK aviation demand by 2050, compared to government projections of 49%.”
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