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Category Name: Airports

Will Boris build a third runway at Heathrow?

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister whose Conservative Party won an impressive majority in the recent UK General Election, once said he ‘would lie down in front of the bulldozers’ to stop a third runway at Heathrow. He has always been against it. When he was Mayor of London he wanted a new airport to […]

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Protestival weekend at Schiphol Airport

Many local action groups joined Greenpeace NL in organizing a well prepared mass-action. Everybody signed petitions, joined climate marches and went on strike for the climate. Now it’s time to take action together. On 14 & 15 December everyone can join the Protestival at Schiphol! Why Schiphol? Because this is the largest tax-free gas station […]

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Researchers are testing quieter approaches to Zurich

Researchers are testing quieter approaches at Zurich Airport. The noise is to be reduced with a new assistance system by up to a quarter, as the scientists reported on Tuesday. The software makes specifications as to when the aircraft should sink or when the landing gear should be extended. Dispute over aircraft noise has been […]

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Stop Stansted Expansion

Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) was established in 2002 in response to the Government’s consultation on expanding UK airports and, particularly, to address the threat posed by expansion plans for Stansted Airport subsequently defined in the Air Transport White Paper in December 2003. SSE campaigns against proposals to expand the London airport Stansted. The group has […]

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Schiphol serves the public interest by de-hubbing

On 26 November, we, a delegation of Amsterdam citizens groups presented their research report Aviation out of balance to the Commission of Infrastructure and Water Management of the House of Representatives in a petition. The conclusion of the study is that Schiphol serves the public interest by de-hubbing the airport. This improves the quality of […]

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Action ‘Germany grounded’

On November 11, the day of the celebration of the 300th Monday event in Frankfurt Terminal I, also the action Germany grounded will start. This aims to stop domestic flights, to begin in Germany, in the week from 10 to 16 February 2020. UECNA hopes other countries will follow!

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Plans Schiphol for 40,000 extra flights: angry reaction

After 2020, the Dutch government has allowed Schiphol to grow to a maximum of 540 thousand flight movements per year. Growth is only permitted if the aviation sector can demonstrate that the nuisance to the immediate environment is reduced, for example due to quieter and cleaner aircraft. Citizen’s organisations think minister Van Nieuwenhuizen’s proposal to […]

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