Phil Hornby talks to politicians from our region about the row over airports in our region, and the legacy of Olympics and Paralympics.
Proposals to expand Heathrow or Gatwick are so contentious that plans for alternative new airports have emerged, causing some disquiet.
It's been reported that a mystery consortium is drawing up plans for a new 4 runway airport near Heathrow
The National Air Traffic Services has said it has rectified the problems which caused delays and cancellations to the region's airports yesterday.
Problems with with the ground communications system in the Area Control operations room at NATS Swanwick have now been resolved.
The technical and operational contingency measures we have had in place have enabled us to deliver more than 80% of our normal operation. The reduction in capacity has had a disproportionate effect on southern England because it is extremely complex and busy airspace and we sincerely regret inconvenience to our airline customers and their passengers.
This is a very complex and sophisticated system with more than a million lines of software. It is the system that controllers use to speak to other ATC agencies both in the UK and Europe and is the biggest system of its kind in Europe."
NATS said the glitch had been been a major challenge for their engineering team and for the manufacturer, who worked closely with them to ensure the "complex" problem was resolved as quickly as possible while maintaining a safe service.
We still have delays on some of our flights due to air traffic control systems issues. Please check with your airline for the latest info
Due to a technical issue at Swanick Air Traffic some flights this morning are delayed. Please still arrive at scheduled times.
Due to an a?r traff?c control technical issue, fl?ghts from many UK a?rports, ?nclud?ng Heathrow, are subject to delay and cancellat?on.
If flying today pls check the status of your flight regularly with your airline. http://t.co/OFHrLrFXxX
Delays to flights due to NATS technical issue but flights are still taking off and landing. Pls contact your airline http://t.co/SPxunDS8AS
We are currently experiencing delays to the following departures: BE763 Edinburgh, BE882 Glasgow and SI643 Jersey
We are experiencing delays to the following arrivals: BE3042 from Paris Orly, SI642 from Jersey, BE383 from Dublin and BE1012 from Amsterdam
Passengers at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Southampton airports are being told to expect delays due to an air traffic control problem. National Air Traffic Services says it's a technical hitch related to a changeover from night-time to daytime duties.
Due to a technical problem at Swanwick we are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night time to daytime operation. This may result in some delays for which we apologise. Engineers are working to rectify the problem as soon as possible."
New runways must be built, that is the message tonight from the man in charge of airport expansion. Sir Howard Davies said developing Heathrow or Gatwick, and a new airport in the Thames Estuary, is firmly on the agenda.
Campaigners living beneath the flightpath say extra planes and more flights will be unbearable and nothing short of an environmental disaster. The final decision will be made at the end of the year. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
Following plans to extend Gatwick and Heathrow at the Airport Commission discussion today, we asked residents in Ifield, near Crawley if they thought the plans for a new run way would affect them. Here is what they thought.
Airport campaigners hoping the Governments Aviation Commission would rule out expanding Gatwick, Heathrow or building a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been left disappointed.
Sir Howard Davies has told them at a gathering of campaigners and airport bosses new runways were needed.
Campaigners say this leaves hundreds of thousands of people living around airports blighted.
More runways in the South East must be built if gridlock in our skies is to be avoided, according to the man heading a Government review.
Today, it was confirmed the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick and a new airport in the Thames Estuary were firmly on the agenda.
Critics gave a furious response saying more runways would be an environmental disaster.
Sir Howard Davies, who is heading the Governments Commission on the future of airports, was giving an update on his policy a year after it was launched.