Around 15 different proposals for a new hub airport in the south east have already been made public.
A shortlist of proposals is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, according to the Mayor of London’s office.
The team assembled by the Mayor will produce detailed feasibility studies of the shortlisted options that will go forward to the Government’s Davies Commission.
Airport expert panel
Airport design & infrastructure
- Zaha Hadid Architects
- Pascall & Watson architects
Socio economic impacts
- Oxford Economics
- Professor Peter Tyler
- Ernst and Young
Legal and regulatory
The Mayor also gives oral evidence to an aviation inquiry convened by the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee today where he will be quizzed about why he favours a new hub airport rather than expansion of Heathrow.
Johnson said: “It is absolutely imperative that work to progress a new hub airport in the southeast is completed as soon as possible.
“The Government has set a timetable that dawdles when dash should be the order of the day.
“That is why I have assembled a mighty team of experts who I have tasked with delivering a fulsome examination of the most realistic solutions to our aviation crisis in the shortest time possible, which I look forward to sharing with the Government.”