London’s Heathrow Airport may have won its first battle toward getting a new runway, but it is far from winning the war. The U.K. Airports Commission’s unanimous decision to select the £15 billion ($24.3 billion) northwest runway option proposed by Heathrow’s owners was hardly a surprise, and airport managers hope the first shovels could be in the ground in 2020 with the new runway opening five years later. However, the decision will likely provoke arguments from ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Heathrow Expansion Faces Political, Legal Obstacles" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? here.