Twelve European countries oppose ICAO

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Twelve European countries oppose the International Civil Aviation Organization, which continues to lower its environmental requirements. The aviation sector is divided on how to reduce greenhouse gas. This is are the translated headers of an article in Le Monde (original in French on the website). You can also read our translation in English (pdf download).

Dutch residents organisations join forces

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Residents organisations around the six Dutch airports have established the National Residents Alliance on Aviation (LBBL). They consider that the growth of aviation must stop. The government must ensure a substantial reduction of nuisance caused by aviation and give priority to the protection of the environment, health and climate; Like all companies in the Netherlands,

Policies on mainports and ‘primal’ feelings

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Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam are the Dutch ‘mainports’. In  the Netherlands you don’t question the national mainport policy easily. That evokes emotions, rooted in a rich history, with little room for nuance. Nevertheless, the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Raad voor de Leefomgeving en Infrastructuur, Rli)  in 2016 thought it necessary

Heathrow invests in noise monitoring equipment

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‘The units will increase Heathrow’s noise monitoring capacity and expand its leading-edge noise abatement programme’, writes Aviation Media; for what it’s worth. The big increase in noise monitoring stations are likely to provide a more accurate picture of noise around Heathrow.  The airport will use this information in its efforts to reduce noise.  It has

Limits on carbon emissions risk for airlines

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Airlines flying international routes will be particularly vulnerable to new costs from limits on carbon emissions, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Here the link to bizjournals.com

Claim for carbon neutral aviation in 2030

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The Dutch Topsector Energy (TSE) claims that it’s possible to make flying CO2 neutral by 2030 using synthetic kerosene. TSE is a – according to their website – ‘driving force behind innovations that are necessary for the transition to an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system.’ The report ‘Carbon Neutral Aviation With Current Engine Technology’

Canadians start legal fight against aircraft noise

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Our Canadian Friends of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau (residents group living near the airport of Montreal) went to court to fight the aircraft nuisances. The first question was if they were allowed to do so. On behalf of the citizen group, their president Pierre Lachapelle noted: “We are pleased to have obtained this authorization. Of

Some Dutch dark humour

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Courtesy of Reid, Geleijnse & Van Tol (translation with admission by Wouter Looman) The original cartoon was published in the leading Dutch newspaper NRC on April 5, 2018.

250th Monday demonstration in Frankfurt

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A fourth runway was opened at Frankfurt Airport on 21 October 2011, raising the noise level and emissions of pollutants in the Rhine-Main area to a new level. Thus, decreasing the quality of life and damaging the health of the people. The protest against this remains strong. ‘Bündnis der Bürgerinitiativen’ originated in the fight against

Exorbitantly high fine dust readings near FRA

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This is the heading of an article on the Frankfurter Neue Presse website of April 4. Residents around the airport breathe in tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve loads of ultra-fine dust every year? Yes, say experts of the initiative against aircraft noise in Mainz, and rely on measurements of the state of Hesse: