The HyperAirport project proposed a network of Hyperloop high-speed transit links between underutilised airports and runways as a means of adding airport capacity in the South-East of England.

HyperAirport Presentation at ICE x Costain event

Adding adjacent runway and terminal capacity is costly and challenging, but in the case of Heathrow additional capacity is necessary for maintaining the UK's connection to the rest of the world.

HyperAirport proposed the integration of a high-speed transit network (namely Hyperloop) into South-East England's airport infrastructure by connecting Heathrow to satellite runways and underutilised regional airports. These Hyperloop links may provide a means of adding cost-effective, remote airport capacity when compared to adjacent airport expansion, such as Heathrow's proposed third runway.

By applying Hyperloop systems, total journey times for connecting remote airports and runways would be shortened to times comparable of inter-terminal links.

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The project focused on explaining, researching and analysing the case for a Hyperloop-Airport network. Topics analysed included airport capacity, noise contours, total journey times and addressable population via remote expansion.

The project was conceived as part of HYPED's entry in the Virgin Hyperloop Global Challenge, and my research internship was supported by Costain, Santander and Edinburgh University Business School. My paper and findings were presented to stakeholders at Costain and to the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.