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Mainz’ claim failed, aircraft noise goes on

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An administrative court refused the claim of the town Mainz, Germany, against aircraft noise from Frankfurt Airport. ‘This town has not the right to claim’, the Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof explained, ‘because they are too far away to be accepted in a public inquiry against the airport expansion of Frankfurt.’ Mainz is 25 kilometers flying from the

Eurocontrol presents alarming figures

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4.2% More flights in Europe during the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year and that’s at the high end of the forecast. For July an increase of 5.2% is expected. Those figures come from Industry Monitor, the Eurocontrol bulletin on air transport trends. Amsterdam Schiphol remains the busiest European airport

How aircraft noise disturbs your life

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HACAN – the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise – has today released 12 videos it shot where people tell how aircraft noise disturbs them, some over 20 miles from Heathrow. You can click on a map and hear the people tell their stories. They are deliberately released now in advance of the

Justice orders the end of flights over Brussels

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The Brussels government and several municipalities of the capital, and with them their residents, won their case against Brussels Airport: the judge supports the complainants. This means that no more night flights over Brussels are allowed on the Ring and Canal routes, and that the operation of the landings on runway 01 must be ended.

Germany wants more protection against aircraft noise

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According to the law on the protection of aircraft noise from 2007, the German federal government issued the annual report 2017 for the parliament. In particular, noise protection values are evaluated, taking into account developments in noise research and aeronautics. The federal government intends to go beyond this legal mandate: it wants to include a

Close Berlin Tegel – avert noise and dangers

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‘185,500 take-offs and landings a year lead across parts of the city of Berlin – at least 240,000 air traffic sufferers suffer year after year. City airports have no future: aircraft noise makes people sick and hinders the development of the growing city in the affected districts. Tegel Airport is old, has reached its limits

T+E and UECNA together against emissions

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Next week there is an important voting concerning the European emission trading scheme. This week we contacted our countrymen in the European parliament to convince them to vote for the most ambitious proposal possible. What is at stake? Transport & Environment published a document with the following summary: The complete text you can find here.

Residents’ claims for Bundestag elections

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Show political responsibility, implement noise control measures! On September 24 there are Bundestag elections in Germany and the parties in Berlin are keen to determine their programs for the coming ruling period. This time the protection against aircraft noise is finally massively considered by all participants. The authorities, municipalities and Bundestag were represented at the

CPH now prize winning against air pollution

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In addition to our last message we contacted Lars Brogaard of the union of airport workers at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), who was mentioned in the 2012 report about threatened health. We asked him the state of affairs five years later. His answer was rather optimistic, referring to a Danish newsletter of June 2017. ‘Yes, things