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‘No further expansion of freight airport Leipzig/Halle’

German petition The planned expansion of the DHL cargo flight center at Leipzig-Halle Airport is expected to lead to an increase in CO2 emissions from the current approx. 6.2 million tons to approx. 10 million tons. Citizens' initiative 'Against the new flight route' protests against this and refers to situations at other European airports. Leipzig/Halle [...]
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EU takes good note of UECNA letter concerning noise pollution

The 27th of August 2022 UECNA submitted a letter to the respective cabinets of Mrs Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport, and Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and to the Directors-General of the Mobility and Transport and of the Environment Directorates-General of the Commission concerning what we consider to be necessary improvements [...]
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16-Point program to reduce flight movements

The German Federal Association against Aircraft Noise (BVf) has a 16-point program to flight movements. Demands on future air traffic. Since the restrictions applied during the corona pandemic were lifted or relaxed, air traffic has been trying to return to the growth path it pursued until 2019. The number of flight movements and passengers is […]

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Local residents of Schiphol are taking the Dutch State to court

The residents, represented by the Right to Protection against Aircraft Nuisance (RBV), demand that the minister put an end to the serious nuisance and sleep disturbance caused by air traffic at Schiphol Airport. More than 200,000 local residents are seriously disturbed by aircraft noise every day. And more than 23,000 people are disturbed in their […]

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Schiphol Airport forced to reduce number of flights

Success for residents in campaigning noise nuisances Schiphol airport has to reduce the number of take off and landing slots from the maximum of 500,00 to 440,000 per year from November 2023, the Dutch minister of infrastructure Mark Harbers confirmed on Friday. This cut of 12% cut would see traffic back at 2014 levels. The […]

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‘Dutch minister lies about cancer-causing emissions from aviation’

Published by SchipholWatch on 9 May 2022 Recently, minister Mark Harbers (Infrastructure) has argued several times that the emission of carcinogenic substances from aircraft falls under the nondescript Aviation Act and not under stricter environmental legislation. That is an outright lie, according to SchipholWatch's own research. (photo: dsleeter_2000 via flickr) In the immediate vicinity of [...]
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How To Introduce Performance Based Navigation

Heathrow commissioned jointly with its Community Noise Forum a report about best practice in introducing Performance Based Navigation (PBN) routes. Consultants of Taylor Airey interviewed residents and community groups and have come up with a range of suggestions on community engagement, respite and much more. They also draw on examples (good and bad) from airports [...]
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Citizens protests led to changed schedule of take-off and landing

Sheremetyevo Airport changed take-off and landing patterns after massive complaints from citizens in the Moscow region about the ‘endless infernal air noise’. Representatives of the protesters called the decision ‘a victory for sanity’. The changes could lead to flight path adjustments at many other airports in Russia. The Federal Air Transport Agency assured that the [...]
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