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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing planes to wait 15 minutes or more to take off. SCMP, July 21 This third runway crowd is certainly getting mighty casual with our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557115/let-spoiled-airlines-fund-hong-kongs-third-runway-not-public-purse
  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third Hong Kong runway gets backing of 2,500 pilots 'to stop air congestion'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... pilots backs new runway An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing ... at Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express. Sticking to just two runways could affect the city's competitiveness and status as a global aviation hub, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556860/third-runway-has-backing-2500-strong-pilots-group
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The 30-day consultation period for the environmental impact assessment for the third airport runway is over and all that is needed now is for the Environmental Protection ... in the assessment process has declined. It is interesting to see that the runway assessment report concludes the section on air quality with the observation: "In view of the above assessment findings, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Near miss on Danang runway after trainee air traffic controller left in charge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi, Vietnam Near miss on runway as intern left in charge Two planes nearly collided at an airport in central Vietnam after a young intern was left in charge of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said. An air traffic controller who left the trainee to supervise the runway at Danang on June 27 has been suspended and his aviation licence has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554908/near-miss-danang-runway-after-trainee-air-traffic-controller-left-charge
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keep Hong Kong airport for wide-body jets and ditch need for third runway

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:17am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Return to Kai Tak policy would remove officials' justification for pricey third runway Let logic take off and keep airport for wide-body jets Airport chiefs are ignoring inefficiencies in the use of its two runways as they seek to justify a third, concerned groups say. They questioned the need for the multibillion-dollar expansion of Chek Lap Kok after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554322/keep-hong-kong-airport-wide-body-jets-and-ditch-need-third-runway
  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Airport bosses accused of manipulating flight figures to justify third runway

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Groups fighting plans for third runway say bosses pushing up usage rates of existing two by letting 'half-empty planes' serve minor routes Airport 'exploiting flight figures' Airport chiefs are ignoring inefficiencies in the use of its two runways as they seek to justify a third, concern groups say. They questioned the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553618/airport-bosses-accused-manipulating-flight-figures-justify-third
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau calls on Hongkongers to study environmental impact claims Questions must be raised over third runway report All project developers are required by law to conduct ... to approve a third runway for the airport. Given that the project is a strategic development of mega scale, legislators should go beyond the narrow review to demand that the Transport and Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1553977/third-runway-environmental-report-must-be-challenged-lawmakers-and-residents
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... emission results doubted A green group is concerned that the projected air quality for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong's airport could be "manipulated" to stay within environmental objectives. Friends of the Earth pointed out yesterday that projections for a third runway, given in an environmental impact report released last month, are less than the estimates given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opponents of runway plan should look beyond the dolphins to see the wider harm

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:32pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton laments the narrow focus of the environmental concerns raised over runway expansion, as we stand to lose more than dolphins Earth at risk The debate over a third runway at Hong Kong's airport is heating up again, but it is a debate in name only. In reality, the outcome is a foregone conclusion with only minor tweaks, such as the date to begin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1546420/opponents-runway-plan-should-look-beyond-dolphins-see-wider-harm
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. ... a runway. Thankfully, we didn't let the adverse impact stand in the way of the project. It would be unthinkable if passengers and cargo were still flying out of Kai Tak, which would look almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport

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