Table of goodies
This taken from one of their very glossy leaflets: -
“NEMA handles 18,728 cargo movements (279,014 tonnes) in 2004, and the airport is the second largest cargo airport in the UK after Heathrow.
NEMA is within 4 hours truck drivetime of 89% of England and Wales.
UK business increasingly relies on next day access to world markets that can only be provided by express air cargo.
NEMA’s business is made up of 80% passenger and 20% cargo (in revenue terms)
In 2004/05 the airport had an annual turnover of approx £50 million, with a profit after tax and dividends of £2.9 million.”
On the environment, they clearly have our best interests at heart. To quote again (comments in brackets added by the author): -
“NEMA is a responsible airport operator which listens to its communities, and (here it comes) seeks to balance as far as possible their needs against the airport’s wider economic and social (?) responsibilities.
NEMA’s environmental credentials have been internationally recognised. (where? USA, China?) It is the only UK airport to have received ISO 14001 certification demonstrating sound (no pun intended?) environmental management. (ISO 14001 certification means that you are complying with legislation, did we expect them to say that they do not comply!)
NEMA received the prestigious National Business award for environmental awareness (Hurrah! they are they are aware there is an environment) in November 2003 (but not in 2004 I note).
NEMA supports emissions trading as a first step in reducing aviation’s global impact on the environment (not at all influenced by the fact that there is money to be made out of this greenwash scheme).”
(PS this is a quick and admittedly flippant article. A deeper analysis will be given when we have had a chance to study NEMA’s Draft Master Plan in more detail.)