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France to scrap ‘obsolete’ Paris airport expansion

By Tangi QUEMENER and Jurgen HECKER, Paris (AFP) Feb 11, 2021 on Space Daily The French government has decided to cancel a planned expansion of the country’s biggest airport, Paris’s Charles de Gaulle, a minister said in remarks published Thursday. Barbara Pompili, France’s environment minister, told Le Monde newspaper that boosting the airport’s capacity was […]

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Flight paths are changing

Over the next few years there will be changes to flight paths at most airports in Europe.  This is because flight paths across the world are being modernized.  Air traffic controllers are moving from a ground-based system to a satellite system to guide planes. The new system will allow planes to be guided more accurately.  […]

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Health risks caused by environmental noise

More than 100 million people in Europe are exposed to harmful levels of environmental noise pollution. Long-term exposure to environmental noise contributes to 48 000 new cases of heart disease and 12 000 premature deaths every year in Europe. In addition, 22 million people suffer chronic high annoyance, and 6.5 million suffer chronic high sleep […]

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Support for airlines is bottomless pit

The Dutch government recently presented a new Aviation Bill. It led to massive criticism because it is entirely based on growth without asking how much aviation does the Netherlands actually need. So we present an alternative vision that will not destroy the economy, but that benefits everyone.

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33 NGOs call for reduction impact of air transport

Dear Presidents of the European Commission, European Council, and European Parliament, In the context of the current climate and health crises, we, the undersigned organisations, demand that action be taken in response to the newly released updated analysis of the non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation by the European Commission, as required by the 2017 ETS […]

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Video: The Elephant in the Room

Dutch citizens have made a video about aviation policy in the Netherlands. The government is ignoring the public interests of residents living near Schiphol with regard to liveability, health, safety and climate. The policy is always aimed at the growth of the private airline company KLM. Schiphol is primarily a transfer airport.

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The impact of COVID-19 on aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the global economy and, in particular, large parts of the aviation industry to an unprecedented extent. Especially with a view to air traffic, there is controversial discussion whether and, if so, to what extent, in addition to the immediate consequences of the crisis, structural changes are triggered and / or […]

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Belgium must pay residents near airport

The Belgian government must pay compensation to residents of Brussels Airport for ‘unlawful use of a runway’. About three hundred residents of villages near the airport had brought a lawsuit because they were inconvenienced by the use of runway 01 (formerly runway 02/20) and some of them now receive compensation of at least 30,000 euro. […]

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Plea for permanent residents’ participation in aviation

In its report “Governance and participation in aviation”, the Dutch ministerial Advisory Committee Cohen makes a strong plea for integral, permanent and professional resident participation. The residents' delegation to the Schiphol Environment Council (ORS) sees this as support for its aim to seriously pursue the Schiphol consultation in the ORS. She also expects support from [...]
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Smart transport package saves 9 million tons of CO2

Amsterdam, 23 July – Calculations by CE Delft, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, show that the government can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 9 million tonnes of CO2. By introducing a smart transport package with 5 measures, including a multi-fly tax and kilometre levy and a climate bonus for every Dutch […]

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