Assessment of the effects of the two new aircraft carriers on Portsmouth economy recently and over the next 10 years

Liaw, Alex (2015) Assessment of the effects of the two new aircraft carriers on Portsmouth economy recently and over the next 10 years. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This research aims to assess the effects of the new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) and HMS Prince of Wales (R09) on Portsmouth’s economy.

    Methodology: Questionnaire survey and interviews were conducted on the residents of Portsmouth and experts who have deep knowledge about the naval base. The questionnaire intends to analyse residents’ opinions towards the aircraft carriers. The data collected from the questionnaire and interviews are analysed and used to predict future trends of the effects to Portsmouth.

    Outcome: The identification of the major issues: need to build new aircraft carriers, Portsmouth Naval Base as homeport for the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, significant changes in Portsmouth Naval Base, current Royal Navy’s influence on Portsmouth’s economy, potential of job opportunities in Portsmouth due to the new aircraft carriers, other impacts due to the new aircraft carriers, measure to meet energy demand in the future, Royal Navy’s influence on Portsmouth’s economy over the next 10 years, shipbuilding industry in Portsmouth, Portsmouth as a global centre of excellence for the marine and maritime sector & the future of Portsmouth Naval Base. These form the basis for discussion.

    Findings: Portsmouth Naval Base is the sole base in UK that has the capability to accommodate two aircraft carriers. Most residents are in favour of the new aircraft carriers. The aircraft carrier will enhance the image of Portsmouth as a modern naval port, which is already famous for its rich naval heritage. The presence of Royal Navy and associated defence activities will generate more employment in the region. The aircraft carriers help to secure the future of Portsmouth Naval Base.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 14:43
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 14:43
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18887

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