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Buchanan hails return of scheduled flights

A new airport chief has hailed the return of scheduled services as a major milestone for Manston. Charles Buchanan, who has completed his first month as the new chief executive at Kent International Airport, joined the Manston operation, run by New Zealand company Infratil, shortly after the launch of Flybe scheduled services to Edinburgh. A new service to Manchester is …

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Consultation to follow flight figures

EMBARGOED UNTIL 1800, WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE, 2006. File photo dated 16/10/03 of a plane flying at night above Heathrow airport. Restricting night flights could reduce aircraft's impact on climate change, scientists said today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Issue date: Wednesday 14 June, 2006. Reading University researchers showed that aircraft condensation trails, known as contrails, have a much greater warming effect at night than during the day. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Flights. Photo credit should read: Tim O

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MANSTON airport will reveal how many planes it wants to fly at night before a survey is taken of residents' views. The airport's new chief executive Charles Buchanan told the Isle of Thanet Gazette this week he will tell Thanet council the number of "night flight quota points" the airport wants within the next three weeks. The council will then, in September, run a public consultation on the issue and the airport's future.

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New boss says airport can boost Thanet

Charles Buchanan

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THE new chief executive of Manston airport has underlined the part he believes it can play in regenerating Thanet. As revealed in last week's Isle of Thanet Gazette, Charles Buchanan took up the job on July 1. He was strategy and communications director at London City Airport, and has also held posts with Eurotunnel.

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More turbines

The Crown Estate gives the go-ahead for Kentish Flats and Thanet Offshore windfarms to expand by 50%

The agency that controls the UK sea bed, the Crown Estate, today announced that it has agreed to extend the first and second wave of offshore wind farms to provide more than 2GW of additional capacity, enough to power 1.4 million extra homes. The organisation said it has authorised the extension of five existing offshore wind farms that combined could provide an additional 1.7GW of capacity, and had also approved the expansion of two other planned projects in order to provide an extra 340MW of capacity.

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London Array connects to Thanet

The world’s largest wind farm, to be built off the coast of Thanet, will bring hundreds of new jobs to the Isle of Thanet. The team behind the London Array project has chosen Ramsgate port as the location for their new 1,800sq m operations and maintenance headquarters. The move to the two-storey centre means employment for 20 office staff and 70 technicians. If approved, the building will also be used as warehouse space for storing parts for the 275 wind turbines.

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Where the Wind Farms are

It’s easy to get mixed up between wind farms, what with them springing up like huge marine mushrooms around the coast of Kent. So here’s a map. The Kentish Flats wind farm is an array of 30 turbines arranged in a 5×6 diamond, about 5 miles north of Herne Bay. The London Array, about 30 miles north-east of Herne Bay …

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Windfarm info

Trips to the wind farm are available with Bayblast. For more information: Tel: 01227 373372 or visit www.bayblast.co.uk The Kentish Flats wind farm, off of Herne Bay is a key element of the British Government’s commitment to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide seeking to reverse the trends of climate change. The wind farm is arranged …

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