Press Release

For immediate release: 1 July 2015

Commenting on the publication today of the Airports Commission’s final report, Simon Whalley, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, said:

“After almost three years of important, exhaustive analysis and extensive consultation, it is a significant moment to see the independent Airports Commission’s final report to Government in black and white.

“Ministers should now make a decision on the Commission’s recommendations as a matter of urgency in order to deliver as quickly as possible a vital national asset that will support a modern, internationally-competitive economy and globally-connected society, as well as help to achieve important environmental goals.

“Royal Aeronautical Society members possess significant expertise in all aerospace disciplines and stand ready to work with the Government, opposition parties and others to help create the best possible outcomes from an additional runway”.



Simon Whalley
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M: +44 (0)7919 213 597


Notes to Editors:

1. The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. The Society promotes the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; provides specialist information; acts as a central forum for the exchange of ideas; and plays a leading role in influencing opinion on aerospace matters. Visit for more information.

2. Simon Whalley is available for further comment and interview.


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Emma Bossom
1 July 2015