This year’s Tony Lucking debate covered the highly topical subject of airport capacity in the UK. The debate was held two months after the publication of the Airports Commission’s Interim Report, which short-listed four options for new runway capacity for further study and public consultation. 

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The first case was put forward by Kyran Hanks, Strategy & Regulation Director at Gatwick Airport Ltd. Please click here to access the audio of his presentation:

Airport Capacity Debate - Kyran Hanks - Gatwick Airport by AeroSociety Podcast


Nigel Milton, Director of Policy & Political Relations at Heathrow Airport Ltd was next to present his case - his audio can be accessed here:

Airport Capacity Debate - Nigel Milton - Heathrow Airport by AeroSociety Podcast


The Heathrow Hub proposal was presented by Capt William "Jock" Lowe, Director at Runway Innovations:

Airport Capacity Debate - Jock Lowe - Heathrow Hub by AeroSociety Podcast


Finally, Huw Thomas, Partner at Foster & Partners explained why the Thames Hub airport should be the Airport Commission's choice:

Airport Capacity Debate - Huw Thomas - Thames Hub Airport by AeroSociety Podcast


The question sessions were divided into 2 parts - firstly, each of the presenters addressed a question to one of the speakers and this was followed by questions from the audience. To listen to this part of the event, please click below:

Airport Capacity Debate - Question Session by AeroSociety Podcast

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18 March 2014