The October edition of the AirportWatch bulletin is attached, and it is also on the AirportWatch website at
The October bulletin contains:
Page 1
- Court of Appeal tells BAA to sell Stansted and either Edinburgh or Glasgow
- UN Assembly (ICAO) fails to deliver on cutting international aviation's carbon emissions
Page 2
- Statement by AEF, T&E and EDF on the failure of the ICAO resolution to limit international aviation growth
Page 3
- Aircraft fuel use to increase 3 - 3.5% a year for years to come, says ICAO -  while they hope for 2% efficiency savings
- Statement from John Stewart, Chair of AirportWatch
- Phillip Hammond says aviation has grown because it has been lightly taxed and it should pay more
Page 4
- Bristol Airport ?150m expansion plans given the go-ahead by government
-  "End Domestic Flights" demos at London City and Manchester Airports on 4th September
-  Legal challenge by Fight the Flights against Newham's decision, in London, on 18 - 19th November
Page 5
-  BA plans major transatlantic push at London City Airport
- TCN airspace changes postponed by NATS following drop in flights
-  More noise for London residents during Heathrow runway repairs
Page 6
- Heathrow wins Carbon Trust award for saving energy ......?
- Updates on Luton Airport  - Noise policy fails first test, and updates
Page 7
-  Birmingham Airport ?65 million runway extension scheme may get funding
-  Plans to allow night flights from Manston Airport (Kent) received by Thanet council
Page 8
-  New Manston night flights blog spot launched
-  Gatwick's plans to end playing `Second Child' to Heathrow
-  Southend gets an award for  ...... obtaining planning permission for a runway extension without a public enquiry
Page 9
IATA says global airlines show improved profitability, and 11% growth in 2010
-  Ryanair to pull out of Belfast City Airport at end of October
-  Belfast City residents appalled by failure to enforce noise regulations
-  Living under a flight path 'can increase your risk of heart attack'- New Swiss study
Page 10
-  MIT study finds aircraft emissions at cruise altitude contribute to 8,000 premature deaths per year worldwide
- Lydd Airport inquiry may cost the taxpayer ?150,000
-  Global air cargo up +19.6% in August and up 23% in July
-  Useful Info  (including a link to the brilliant song by Fascinating Aida, on "cheap" flights - great if you need a laugh)
Hope you find the updates interesting. 
There is a great deal more that has been going on, but no space to include everything here.
There are always lots of stories on the AirporWatch news pages, at   with links to news on
different aspects down the right hand column.
Best wishes
Sarah Clayton
AirportWatch co-ordinator 


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