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UK: Train faster than plane

‘Majority’ of popular domestic air trips in the UK could be completed by train more quickly and cheaply, new report reveals.     A new report from the UK’s leading transport NGO, Campaign for Better Transport, has revealed that the majority of the most popular domestic and near Europe flights can be completed more quickly [...]
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Aviation Tax Breaks

Every hour European governments lose out on €4 million in aviation taxes, according to a new report published by Transport & Environment. Aviation pays no kerosene taxation, little to no ticket taxes or VAT and a carbon price on intra-European flights only. The report found that, if left unaddressed the aviation sector benefits from tax [...]
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Negotiating a ban on night flights

ARGE gegen Fluglärm (Citizens Working Group against Aircraft Noise) from Vienna is negotiating improvements to the 2-runway system, including a ban on night flights. In view of the sharp increase in aircraft movements since 2017 and the fact that the 3rd runway, although legally finally approved, will not come until 2030, but still unaware of […]

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Additional source of ultrafine dust identified

Hessenschau, 9/01/2023 It has been known for years that air traffic at Frankfurt Airport produces large quantities of harmful ultrafine dust. Researchers have now proven that these are not only caused by the combustion of kerosene, but also by lubricating oils. Researchers at Frankfurt’s Goethe University have demonstrated that ultra-fine dust particles are produced when […]

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‘No further expansion of freight airport Leipzig/Halle’

German petition The planned expansion of the DHL cargo flight center at Leipzig-Halle Airport is expected to lead to an increase in CO2 emissions from the current approx. 6.2 million tons to approx. 10 million tons. Citizens' initiative 'Against the new flight route' protests against this and refers to situations at other European airports. Leipzig/Halle [...]
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EU takes good note of UECNA letter concerning noise pollution

The 27th of August 2022 UECNA submitted a letter to the respective cabinets of Mrs Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport, and Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and to the Directors-General of the Mobility and Transport and of the Environment Directorates-General of the Commission concerning what we consider to be necessary improvements [...]
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16-Point program to reduce flight movements

The German Federal Association against Aircraft Noise (BVf) has a 16-point program to flight movements. Demands on future air traffic. Since the restrictions applied during the corona pandemic were lifted or relaxed, air traffic has been trying to return to the growth path it pursued until 2019. The number of flight movements and passengers is […]

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Local residents of Schiphol are taking the Dutch State to court

The residents, represented by the Right to Protection against Aircraft Nuisance (RBV), demand that the minister put an end to the serious nuisance and sleep disturbance caused by air traffic at Schiphol Airport. More than 200,000 local residents are seriously disturbed by aircraft noise every day. And more than 23,000 people are disturbed in their […]

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