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Green Skies Aviation Hub

LCCI’s Aviation ‘Green Skies’ Programme explores London’s aviation landscape and how it can become better prepared to meet the challenges of today for the needs of tomorrow and showcases why it is so vital that aviation becomes sustainable, given its importance to the UK economy.

The significance of aviation to London's economy is too important to ignore. Polling by LCCI and Savanta highlighted that 83% of London businesses agree that air connectivity is important to London's global competitiveness. Therefore the aviation sector must continue to grow whilst also moving towards a greener future as businesses transition to net zero.

Green Skies: Supporting the aviation sector to decarbonise

LCCI's report provides an insight into the efforts being made to decarbonise the sector, and the steps needed to further accelerate thetransition to a more sustainable aviation industry. Research has shown that there are many steps businesses are already taking to lower their emissions and reduce their carbon impact. The aviation industry is no different.

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News and Updates

LCCI supports London City Airport’s application

Friday 1 December 2023

London City Airport is a critical component of ‘Global London’, providing transport in and out of the city. Increasing the number of passengers who can fly in and out of London presents the opportunity to boost the capital’s tourism, productivity, growth and investments, as well as strengthen the ties between businesses across Newham and other parts of Europe.

Gareth Powell, Managing Director at London Stansted Airport speaks at Roundtable

Thursday 30 November 2023

LCCI Patron Members and guests gathered for an aviation roundtable, where Powell covered Stansted's role in supporting growth and connectivity in London, the aviation industry’s passage to net zero, future plans for growth and Stansted’s role as a significant employer.

LCCI Head of Policy and Public Impact at Economic Summit

Thursday 16 November 2023

James Watkins, Head of Policy and Public Impact at LCCI, spoke about the critical importance of aviation to the success of London and the UK at the London Gatwick Economic Summit. He also took part in a productive debate on how we can get more firms from London, Sussex, Surrey and elsewhere in the South East to use the global links which Gatwick offers to export for the first time.

LCCI supports Gatwick's Northern Runway

Friday 27 October 2023

LCCI supports Gatwick Airport’s plans for the Northern Runway, which will create more capacity and increase accessibility to UK regions that aren’t connected to the capital by rail. London is a gateway for investment into the UK and this proposal will ensure that we have better connectivity across the country, which in turn will spread growth and opportunity to all corners of the UK.

Sky is the Limit for London To Achieve Sustainable Aviation, Finds Report

Thursday 7 September 2023

LCCI's new report has called on the Government to accelerate and prioritise the transition to clean jet fuels to remain globally competitive. "If London is to lead on green aviation, then the Government and the Mayor of London must work together to support the capital’s pivotal role in reducing the industry’s carbon emissions." - James Watkins, Head of Policy and Public Impact

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Upcoming Event

Property, Construction and Infrastructure Networking Club with Guest Speaker Nick Platts, Managing Director, Luton Rising

Tuesday 19 March, 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Join up to 60 professionals from the property, construction and infrastructure industries to hear from Nick Platts, Managing Director at Luton Rising. Enjoy networking, refreshments and a light lunch whilst we discuss Luton Rising's visions for the aviation sector, carbon net zero aspirations and Luton Rising's retrofit home project, among other things.

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LCCI Aviation Programme Partners

We strive to make London the exemplar for sustainable economic growth and promote Global London as the best city in the world for business, trade and investment. To support us achieve this mission, we are proud to work with LCCI Patron Members and Aviation Programme Partners Heathrow Airport, IAG, London City Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport and Luton Rising.

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport - a gateway to over 80 long-haul destinations - facilitating the global travel and trade that keeps the UK economy moving. It’s a place like no other – a city within a city – where colleagues connect around a common goal, to give passengers the best airport service in the world.

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International Airlines Group (IAG)

International Airlines Group (IAG) is one of the world's largest airline groups. Before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic it operated with a fleet of 531 aircraft to 279 destinations and carried around 118 million passengers each year. It is a Spanish registered company with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchanges.

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London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) is London's most central airport, offering passengers safe, careful and speedy journeys to and from the capital. LCY is just a short hop from Canary Wharf, while the City of London can be reached in as little as 20 minutes on the DLR directly from the airport’s own station.

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London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for the economies of the South East and Greater London. 15 million people can get to the airport within one hour, and Gatwick is the most connected airport in the country by rail.

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London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is the third busiest airport in the London system, serving 200 destinations across 40 countries. A market leader for short-haul travel across Europe, it also has daily flights to Dubai and serves as a major cargo hub in support of the London economy.

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Luton Rising

Luton Rising is a business and social enterprise owned by Luton Council for community benefit. Our largest asset is London Luton Airport, and we are proud to be the owner of the most socially impactful airport in the country, supporting and improving lives across the communities we serve. We make a major economic contribution to the region, and aim to be one of the greenest airports.

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Green Skies Sector Support

Environment, Sustainability and Green Growth

LCCI’s Environment, Sustainability and Green Growth group is committed to supporting members of all sizes reduce their carbon emissions. We are providing a wide range of initiatives to help businesses on the road to net zero. On this hub you will find resources and tools to help you understand the requirements and become greener.

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Connected, Liveable London

LCCI’s Connected, Liveable London business group brings together professionals from the construction, property, transport and infrastructure sectors. The Committee, chaired by Natalie Chapman of Logistics UK, seeks to influence stakeholders on the need for more connected and coordinated planning and transport systems. We are committed to tackling issues relating to Aviation, Rail, Road and River.

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Net Zero Spotlight

In this section we highlight the incredible work LCCI Members are doing to create a greener future. Businesses have a vital role to play in the green growth agenda, and we are pleased to showcase member companies who are already successfully engaged in the lowering their carbon emissions.

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Become a LCCI Premier Plus Member

Premier Plus Membership is corporate, meaning you and all your employees can benefit from it. The range of services and features of the Premier Plus Membership means that there’s something for everyone, from events to discounted services and business advice.

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