British airports operator BAA decided not to proceed with plansto build a third runway at London Heathrow and a second runway at Stansted in response to the new UK government’s formal coalition agreement ruling out new runways at LHR, STN and Gatwick as part of its program for a low-carbon economy (ATWOnline, May 17 ). BAA owns LHR and STN but sold Gatwick last year. "We recognize the importance of government policy in a matter as significant and controversial as runway ...

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