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Flanker2
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In my opinion, this is one of the best aviation projects outlined in the past decade.

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A UK consortium has outlined plans for a new Thames Estuary airport to replace Heathrow as London’s hub.

The London Britannia airport would boast six runways with a capacity to handle 172 million passengers per year and would operate 24h a day, the Thames Estuary Research and Development Company (Testrad) consortium states.

Built on a “blue brownfield” site to the north of the Isle of Sheppey, the airport would cost £47 billion ($75 billion) and take seven years to construct once local planning approvals had been granted.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ed-392842/

The UK can serve as a model of entrepreneurial politics to the rest of the European Union. They have low income tax rates, except for those who make more than enough, yet their government budgets are huge. They have a competitive industry based on know-how and quality, which delivers high added-value. It's a boring country but it's populated by very clever people who can think big.

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Is that the starship Enterprise on the left?

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What will they then do with Heathrow? Shut it down? BA and their brand new T5 will be disappointed.
What about the other airports in London?

Won't there be noise issues as well?
Or overflying an already noisy city shouldn't be a problem, maybe?

Impressive project nonetheless.

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FlightMate wrote:What will they then do with Heathrow? Shut it down? BA and their brand new T5 will be disappointed.
What about the other airports in London?

Won't there be noise issues as well?
Or overflying an already noisy city shouldn't be a problem, maybe?

Impressive project nonetheless.
"A spokeswoman said a key point was "separating people from planes" by giving passengers the benefit of air travel but without noise because all aircraft landing and departures would be over the estuary rather than residential areas" (map here: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/7 ... rompng.jpg)

"opportunities for housing, employment and the economy were huge but Heathrow would probably have to close " (..) "there could be a new London borough in the Heathrow area with 300,000 new houses and about 200,000 new jobs"

"It said the runway configuration would allow three or four aircraft to operate at the same time, 24-hours-a-day in all weather conditions."

BBC News.

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What about all those companies that settle around heathrow because of the quick reach from the airport ?
They will create another conquest of the west, with plenty of cow boys that will speculate on any little peace of land that can receive a building. Good job.
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Acid-drop wrote:What about all those companies that settle around heathrow because of the quick reach from the airport ?
They will create another conquest of the west, with plenty of cow boys that will speculate on any little peace of land that can receive a building. Good job.
Not much land available in the middle of the estuary, I'm afraid... ;)
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sn26567 wrote:
Acid-drop wrote:What about all those companies that settle around heathrow because of the quick reach from the airport ?
They will create another conquest of the west, with plenty of cow boys that will speculate on any little peace of land that can receive a building. Good job.
Not much land available in the middle of the estuary, I'm afraid... ;)
When going futuristic don't think 2D, under water there is a vast area of empty space :)
They just need a way to clean the water. :lol:

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London Britannia Airport / Thames Estuary Airport, aka The Thames Estuary Research and Development Company:
http://testrad.co.uk

info brochure new airport (pdf 1,44 Mb):
http://testrad.co.uk/wp-content/uploads ... ochure.pdf

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How many plans for a new London airport in the Thames estuary since 40 years and the Foulness then Maplin Sands project ?
All of them ending in the wastepaper basket ...
IF IT AIN'T BOEING, I'M NOT GOING.


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