HEATHROW EAST could be up and running by the London Olympics. Plans unveiled by BAA Plc call for work to start on what in fact is a replacement for T1 and T2 in late 2008 with completion by the spring of 2012. In developments already announced T2 will see the loss of many of its airlines during 2008 with the opening of T5, leaving 1.9m passenger movements which could be easily accommodated elsewhere. T2 would be knocked down (cheers), and also the Queens Building with the whole area redeveloped as a 21st century terminal more akin to T5. BAA point out that the development will not increase aircraft movements but will reduce traffic by half in the central terminal area. The whole scheme fits in nicely with the planned T6, Heathrow Airport North development, due to get under way in 2112. In terms of planning approval BAA see no difficulties in what is essentially the remodelling of an existing site, but this does not apply to T6 for which a long protracted debate is expected to rage.