• Research Briefing

    Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T)

    Trans-European Networks (TENs) are infrastructure networks in transport, energy and telecommunications. This note is only concerned with the transport networks (TEN-T). It gives information on the background to the scheme, its financial aspects; the priority projects it supports; and the European Commission’s plans for reform.

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    Civil Aviation Bill

    This paper has been prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on the Civil Aviation Bill, scheduled for 30 January 2012

  • Research Briefing

    Aviation: security

    This Note gives an overview of how the UK and other governments are working to secure air transport from terrorist attacks. It includes information on the responses to 9/11 and subsequent terror attacks or attempted attacks, including the restrictions on hand luggage introduced in 2006 and the introduction of body scanners at UK airports in 2010.

  • Research Briefing

    Air transport statistics

    Air Transport Statistics by Tom Rutherford (SN/SG/3760). This note looks in detail at trends in air travel in the UK and the latest official projections, passenger fatality rates; fares, air freight, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. It includes some key facts on aviation's contribution to the economy and employment. Some international comparisons of air transport are also given.

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    Aviation: Concorde

    This note describes the political and economic agreement between Britain and France to build and operate Concorde. It does not cover the technology.

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    Aviation: disruptive passengers

    There are a number of offences that can be committed by aircraft passengers under the Air Navigation Order 2009, such as: entering an aircraft while drunk; being drunk on an aircraft; using threatening language or engaging in threatening behaviour; interfering with an aircraft or its crew; endangering an aircraft; and refusing to obey an order from the aircraft commander. Various penalties are available for these offences, as set out in the following note.

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    Aviation: low cost airlines

    This Note explains the legislative framework in which low cost airlines have flourished and looks at some of the issues associated with these airlines in recent years.

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    Aviation: Open Skies

    This note outlines the bilateral aviation agreements between the Uk and the United States and the Open Skies agreement between the EU and the US which superseded it.

  • Research Briefing

    Transport Policy in 2010: a rough guide

    This paper gives an overview of transport policy in the UK in 2010. It examines a range of issues related to transport policy, including policy-makers, spending on and sources of funding for transport, the transport policy of the main political parties, and the challenges in formulating transport policy in 2010.