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Category Name: Night flights

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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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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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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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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50 Years fighting aircraft noise

On October 20th 2018, a conference was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of UECNA, with the participation of representatives of many European organizations against aircraft noise. President Dominique Lazarski, in her speech explained what UECNA is, analysing its triple role by representing citizens in organizations that UECNA participates: in the European […]

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More people suffer aircraft noise than expected

‘Far more people suffer aircraft noise nuisance than officials acknowledge’ is the header of a 29 October article on DutchNews.nl. For example, Schiphol Airport estimates 19,500 people have seriously disturbed sleep because of low flying planes, but the new report says 40,000 people are affected. (By the way: 1.950 should already be unacceptable. And what […]

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Successful 50th anniversary meeting

UECNA has existed for 50 years. In that time aviation has grown dramatically.  UECNA is the only Europe-wide body representing the interests of residents.  We will continue to lobby and campaign on the issues of noise, air pollution and climate change.  We will learn the lessons of the past as we build our strategy for […]

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