Research and analysis

Airport expansion: further review and sensitivities report

Further economic assessment conducted by DfT since the review of the Airports Commission final report.

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The updated version of this review is the October 2017 Airport expansion updated relative cost and benefits appraisal report.


Further review and sensitivities report: airport capacity in the south-east

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The department’s review of the Airports Commission’s final report found that it is a sound and robust piece of evidence.

The review also identified areas where further work could be helpful. The further analysis supports the Airports Commission’s analytical approach and helps to give greater assurance to the areas raised for further consideration in the department’s review.

Published 25 October 2016