Today, (most of) the aviation world today is cheering the decision by the UK government to back proposals for $14bn expansion of Heathrow airport. The proposed Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) (click here for the document), backs Heathrow expansion through developing a new north-west runway. Although the expansion project will be privately financed, the government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure the scheme remains affordable while meeting the needs of passengers. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has rejected the bid by IATA and the Heathrow Airline Operators Committee to control the expansion project, telling the House of Commons: “My

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