Project: Assessing The Future of Air Transport White Paper as a strategic framework for sustainable airport development

Reference: AV040631

Last update: 06/04/2010 16:23:33

Objectives

There were two strands to the research study - assessing the strategic framework of the ATWP and understanding the development and use of airport master plans.

The strategic framework of the ATWP

-To explore perceptions of the ATWP as a framework for encouraging long-term sustainable development;

-To investigate how the ATWP has influenced airport development processes; and

-To understand the value of this longer-term approach to policy making, including its strengths and limitations.

The influence of one of the ATWP policies - master plans

-To explore how the policy and guidance in relation to airport master plans have been interpreted by airports;

-To illustrate how master plans have been developed and implemented by airports;

-To understand the perceived value of master plans according to local stakeholders; and

-To investigate the barriers to implementing master plans.

Description

Research on The Future of Air Transport White Paper (2003). This qualitative study aimed to understand stakeholder perceptions of the strategic framework that the White Paper provided for airport development. It also investigated what influence airport master plans have had on airport development processes. The research was carried out by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS).

Contractor(s)

Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds, 38 University Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 (0)113 233 5325 / 5326

Ipsos-Mori
79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £67,965.00

Actual start date: 20 April 2009

Actual completion date: 01 February 2010

Publication(s)

Assessing The Future of Air Transport White Paper as a strategic framework for sustainable airport development
Author: Ipsos MORI and ITS Leeds
Publication date: 01/02/2010
Source: DfT
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/airports/development/