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Category Name: Airports

Vienna is waiting for the third runway

Since March 2018 there has been a new situation at Vienna airport. The approval procedure for the third runway is over after 12 years. The permit is now on the table. With this permit, Vienna Airport has a strategic advantage in the competition with the Central European airports. Since last year, the growth of air […]

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Making aviation more sustainable: a 12 point plan

Belgian UECNA Member Sterrebeek 2000 is a member of the Burgerforum Luchthavenregio (Brussels/Zaventem Airport). The Burgerforum has developed a 12 point plan which is to ensure a more sustainable development of aviation and airport(s) in Belgium. They have been presenting the plan to Mayors and local politicians in the airport region in the run up […]

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The imminent return of the supersonics

Three U.S.-based startups, strongly supported by the current U.S. administration, are preparing a comeback of new supersonic aircraft (SST, supersonic transport). The International Council on Clean Transportation made a model of the landing and take-off  noise, the sonic boom, and the CO2 emissions from a new, unconstrained SST network of 2,000 aircraft in 2035. The […]

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Multiple flight routes to give residents respite

The wide-ranging consultation Heathrow launched this month signals the biggest change in flights paths for 70 years. Heathrow is planning the biggest changes to its flight paths since the airport opened in 1946. The prospect of a third runway dominates everything at Heathrow. The current consultation assumes a third runway will be built but, even […]

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Talks to reach broad deal on Schiphol growth failed

Efforts to reach a widely-backed agreement on how Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport can grow past 2020 have failed. Residents, local authority officials and environmentalists don’t accept any further growth of Schiphol at the moment. Now it’s up to the central government to decide. Although a majority of the parties in the Lower Chamber has aviation growth […]

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Serious Air Pollution at Trudeau Airport

A recent McGill study found unusually high concentrations of potentially harmful airborne nanoparticles around the airport. It is interesting to note that citizens on the streets ask for more studies on the subject. ‘There is some hope that people become more aware of the dangers of aircraft emissions,’ says Pierre Lachapelle from Les Pollués de […]

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UECNA and T&E connected with EASA

UECNA and Transport & Environment had a very constructive consultative meeting with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) today. Together with T&E we want to exert influence on environment matters at all levels to improve the situation for the communities around airports. At this first meeting UECNA was represented by his president Dominique Lazarski, Transport & […]

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Our campaigning friends at Ciampino Airport have had a real success. The authorities have said that by 2020 commercial flights must reduce by 33% and that from December this year there must be no night flights between 23:00 to 06:00. Many of you will know that the campaigners have been arguing for years that the […]

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