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 […]
Millions of people in Europe live in areas with too much noise according to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Environmental noise is an important public health issue, featuring among the top environmental risks to health. It has negative impacts on human health and well-being and is a growing concern among both the general […]
Airplane Noise Complaints Are Skyrocketing: ‘I Start Pushing That Button at 6:33 a.m.’ A new invention allows people in the U.S. to register their annoyance with an inexpensive gizmo, swamping airport systems. This you can read in the Wall Street Journal of August 24, if you pay a euro. Here we write you a summary. […]
Although nightly takeoffs and landings are prohibited at Frankfurt Airport, there have been an increasing number of exceptions in recent months. That is why the demand for an increase in landing charges is getting louder after 11 pm. In Hamburg, for example, airlines pay a surcharge of 550 percent to midnight, and then even 700 […]
Our Canadian Friends of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau (residents group living near the airport of Montreal) went to court to fight the aircraft nuisances. The first question was if they were allowed to do so. On behalf of the citizen group, their president Pierre Lachapelle noted: “We are pleased to have obtained this authorization. Of […]
Courtesy of Reid, Geleijnse & Van Tol (translation with admission by Wouter Looman) The original cartoon was published in the leading Dutch newspaper NRC on April 5, 2018.
Following the opening of the new runway at Frankfurt Airport in October 2011, the quality of life has been significantly reduced due to noise and pollutant emissions in the Rhine-Main region. A simultaneously introduced night-flight restriction (restriction between 11 p. m. and 5 a. m.; however, landing is permitted between 11 p. m. and midnight […]
Time Video: How loud noise exposure is linked to heart disease according to new research.
Joint Communiqué of people and municipalities affected by air, road and train noise for the European elections 2014 We are calling on candidates for the European Parliament to use their influence to finally control the growing environmental impact of noise caused by aircraft, roadways and railway traffic through appropriate measures, providing the necessary budgets and […]