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A circular runway?
Can a circular runway have advantages in the fight against noise pollution, or does it only facilitate extra flights and
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Dutch government under pressure
Dutch government urged by airlines to drop tax proposals as NGOs take it to court over ICAO aircraft CO2 standard,
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The Illusion of Green Flying
From the Austrian website http://www.ftwatch.at/flying_green/ “Aviation is the fastest way to the climate crisis. Yet air travel is growing rapidly,
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‘Aviation mafia in the Netherlands’
By: Bert Wagendorp 2 December 2017 (Wagendorp is a prominent news columnist in de Volkskrant, a leading Dutch newspaper, WL
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Flying is too cheap…
Now you can fly from Amsterdam to Malaga and return for € 56 *. This means € 0.015 per kilometre!
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Airbus able to downgrade EU rules
Transport&Environment on her website: Emails show Airbus writes aircraft CO2 rules; Commission, France, Germany and Spain complicit. This shows once
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Aviation will burn through world’s CO2 budget
If the aviation industry is allowed to continue growing as it does now, by 2070 the travel sector alone emits
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New residents around Schiphol are silenced
IJburg-like locations will also be developed in the western part of Amsterdam In the coming years, a few hundred thousand
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France is blocking environment policy
Environmental impact of aircraft: France is blocking progress France Nature Environnement (FNE) and Transport et Environment (T&E) two most important
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‘Being Schipholed’
In Dutch media we see a large stream of negative articles concerning Schiphol Airport. Politicians are not amused. State Secretary
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Biofuels no solution for aviation sustainability
The ICAO plan for aviation biofuels targets was rejected by 25 member countries, reported Transport + Environment on October 14.
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Good aviation news from EU Parliament
Andrew Murphy from T+E, with who UECNA cooperates closely on aviation issues, reports a positive outcome on the aviation ETS
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Milestones & Celebrations…
The aviation sector is talking about ‘Monthly Records!’, ‘Milestones’ and ‘Celebrations’. We are not so happy…
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Mainz’ claim failed, aircraft noise goes on
An administrative court refused the claim of the town Mainz, Germany, against aircraft noise from Frankfurt Airport. ‘This town has
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Important decision on Heathrow awaited
The Aviation Environment Federation published a news item on Heathrow’s third runway:
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Eurocontrol presents alarming figures
4.2% More flights in Europe during the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year and that’s
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How aircraft noise disturbs your life
HACAN – the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise – has today released 12 videos it shot where
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Justice orders the end of flights over Brussels
The Brussels government and several municipalities of the capital, and with them their residents, won their case against Brussels Airport:
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Germany wants more protection against aircraft noise
According to the law on the protection of aircraft noise from 2007, the German federal government issued the annual report
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Close Berlin Tegel – avert noise and dangers
‘185,500 take-offs and landings a year lead across parts of the city of Berlin – at least 240,000 air traffic
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T+E and UECNA together against emissions
Next week there is an important voting concerning the European emission trading scheme. This week we contacted our countrymen in
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Residents’ claims for Bundestag elections
Show political responsibility, implement noise control measures! On September 24 there are Bundestag elections in Germany and the parties in
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CPH now prize winning against air pollution
In addition to our last message we contacted Lars Brogaard of the union of airport workers at Copenhagen Airport (CPH),
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Study about pollution in airports still worrying
People working at airside at airports are exposed to potentially health damaging air pollution. The National Board of Industrial Injuries
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Day Against Aircraft Noise in Germany
Here you will find a press release of today’s Day Against Noise, together with the list of claims of the
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Safety on the ground at stake
Lony Wesseling, former Vice President of UECNA, was interviewed on Dutch television about the results of a report of the
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Warning against noise pollution declared legal
Frankfurt Airport and Lufthansa sponsored an open air classic music festival in the Rhine-Main area. Fluglärm Mainz, an initiative group
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Active group in Rhein-Pfalz area
The Rheinland-Pfalz Exhibition in Mainz, Germany, has once again a booth on the aircraft noise problems in the Rhein-Main area
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French State sued for failure to comply with END
Several French environmental or residents organisations near the Parisian airports including the French umbrella NGO – UFCNA – fighting for
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AirportWatch bulletin – February 2017
Airportwatch just published their latest bulletin : Bulletin N°93 Feb. 2017
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UECNA speaks at Noise Conference
Noise Conference, 24 April 2017, Brussels, Belgium About the conference Prolonged exposure to road, railway and aircraft traffic noise can
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Pollution – A warning from the European Commission
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Climate change impact stops Vienna airport expansion
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France is re-thinking its airports network
With 108 airports hosting passengers flights of which 57 offer regular air services, France could be considered sufficiently if not
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Petition against growth of Schiphol Airport
On February 7 citizens around Schiphol presented a petition to the Dutch parliament’s Lower Chamber WE Residents Environment Schiphol ASCERTAIN
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EU doubts about COP21 CO2 rules
Aviation is far away from reaching Paris climate targets after the European Commission proposed not to regulate CO2 from flights
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Frankfurt : 200th demonstration of the citizen on January 30, 2017
Every Monday, every week, the residents in the vicinity of Frankfurt airport demonstrate against the expansion of the airport. On
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The dark side of air transport
A good brochure on emissions by aviation affecting climate change and citizens’ health with some consideration on economic aspects. Written
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The elephants in the room
Aviation is not included in the discussion at COP 21! Although aviation plans to double its traffic in the next
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A Petition to Include Air Transport in the COP 21
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