“One city, six airports.
Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City & Southend.”
Assessed against the following learning outcomes:
1. Critically assess the consequences of physical design and capacity limitations for an airport. London City.
2. Critically assess the strategy of a city with six airports. London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City & Southend.
3. Confirm or propose an alternative strategy for London as a city and its airports.
Word Count : – 3000 to 4000 words
The following issues must be taken into account:
• Air services.
The student must show a good knowledge of the air transport industry from the airports perspective. This exercise will be conducted using one city, London, and its six airports, Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN), City (LCY) & Southend (SEN).
Question 1: 30%.
Question 2: 30%.
Question 3: 40%.
The students should deliver their personal analysis supported by data at least about the following aspects:
1. Airport facilities and design of London City airport.
2. Airlines operating from the six airports.
3. Destinations served from the six airports.
4. Access from the catchment area.
5. Connectivity at the airports.
6. Strengths and weaknesses of operating six airports in one city.
7. London as a destination and connecting point in the air transport industry. (In the United Kingdom and from a regional and global perspective).
The following elements will be assessed:
• A clear understanding and complete analysis of the topic (given the length/scope of the assignment).
• Originality of ideas and expression.
• Appropriate evidence of reading and research.
10 Outstanding • Original ideas well developed, relevant, and thoroughly supported
• Analysis complete
• Ideas and expressions original
• Evidence of reading and research apparent (where appropriate)
• Perceptive insights
• Text interesting
9 Excellent • Topic coverage complete
• Appropriate elements achieved to a high degree
• Many ideas and expressions original
• Some evidence of research (where appropriate)
• Text interesting and shows promise
8 Very good • Topic coverage mainly complete
• Most elements completed well
7 Good • Topic coverage nearly complete—minor omissions only
• Analysis weak in places
6 Satisfactory • Topic coverage basic
• Evidence of some analysis
5 Sufficient—improvement needed • Topic coverage just adequate
• Other elements present at a basic level
• Minor omissions in some elements
4 Insufficient—remediation suggested • Topic coverage inadequate
• Analysis lacking
• Text uninteresting
• Omissions in several elements
Unsatisfactory—remedial work needed • Intent of the writing difficult to understand
• Omissions in most elements
2 • Text unfocussed and confusing
• Major omissions in all elements
1 • Off-topic
• Complete lack of audience awareness
• Text unfocussed and confusing
The organization of the document should include a clear thesis statement, a variety of effective transitions to make the writing ‘flow’, appropriate and logical structure both within the assignment as a whole and within the paragraph. Good main ideas should be at the paragraph level. An introduction, development and conclusion structure should be used.
The spelling must be correct and consistent in usage. Punctuation, correct, consistent and with appropriate variety