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 ...
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/ Politics, UECNA

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 ...
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USA for looser standards for LTO of supersonic aircraft

UECNA regrets the decision of the United States to build a specific noise standard for landing and take off (LTO) operations of supersonic aeroplanes. We hope that the FAA will review the proposed standard waiting ...
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/ Airports, Noise, Protest, UECNA

WHO guidelines must compel aviation to shrink

In October 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published the environmental noise guidelines. These WHO guidelines are of an advisory nature and are intended to reduce the harmful health effects of noise, including interrupted sleep ...
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/ UECNA

State aid to KLM flows to oil traders and Irish tax haven

To survive the corona crisis, Air France-KLM will receive a billion-dollar injection. Why actually? Ties Joosten followed the money trail and ended up in Ireland, where a handful of companies earn billions from planes that ...
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/ Airports, Economy, Taxes

Schiphol/KLM: smart international transport needed

The Dutch government wants to prevent home carrier KLM from going down due to the corona crisis. The transfer network at Schiphol must be saved in order to keep essential economic centers in the world ...
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Russian citizens ask UECNA for help

Yesterday was a historic day for UECNA. Our European cooperation already had transatlantic connections, including via the EANS noise measurement system. For the first time in our 50th anniversary, we are in contact with a ...
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Court: 3rd runway at Heathrow is illegal

Big news. The Court of Appeal - the second highest court in the land - ruled that, as it stands, Government policy on the proposed 3rd runway at Heathrow is illegal. This is because when ...
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Short-term exposure to ufp increases risk of cardiac arrest

Even a short exposure to a low amount of ultra fine particles increases the risk of cardiac arrest. This emerges from large-scale research in Japan. The researchers are urgently calling for stricter standards. 'Our study ...
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/ Emissions, Health, Pollution, Safety, UFP

Will Boris build a third runway at Heathrow?

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister whose Conservative Party won an impressive majority in the recent UK General Election, once said he ‘would lie down in front of the bulldozers’ to stop a third runway ...
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Narrow, concentrated flight paths coming our way…

A new type of flight is being introduced at airports across the world. They are called Performance Based Navigation (PBN) routes. Over the next ten years the EU will require PBN routes to be introduced ...
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/ Airports, Growth, Night flights, Noise

Protestival weekend at Schiphol Airport

Many local action groups joined Greenpeace NL in organizing a well prepared mass-action. Everybody signed petitions, joined climate marches and went on strike for the climate. Now it's time to take action together. On 14 ...
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/ Airports, Climate, CO2, Emissions, Pollution, Protest

Researchers are testing quieter approaches to Zurich

Researchers are testing quieter approaches at Zurich Airport. The noise is to be reduced with a new assistance system by up to a quarter, as the scientists reported on Tuesday. The software makes specifications as ...
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/ Airports, Noise

Stop Stansted Expansion

Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) was established in 2002 in response to the Government's consultation on expanding UK airports and, particularly, to address the threat posed by expansion plans for Stansted Airport subsequently defined in the ...
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/ Airports, Growth, Protest

Schiphol serves the public interest by de-hubbing

On 26 November, we, a delegation of Amsterdam citizens groups presented their research report Aviation out of balance to the Commission of Infrastructure and Water Management of the House of Representatives in a petition. The ...
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Genevois voted for democratic control of their airport

Geneva airport, like London City airport and probably many other airports, is situated in the middle of living accommodation: it is an urban airport. Its growth over the last decade has had the result that ...
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/ Airports, Politics, Protest

Action ‘Germany grounded’

On November 11, the day of the celebration of the 300th Monday event in Frankfurt Terminal I, also the action Germany grounded will start. This aims to stop domestic flights, to begin in Germany, in ...
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/ Airports, Downsizing, Protest

UK committee: aviation growth needs to almost halve

The Committee on Climate Change(CCC), the Government’s official advisers, has said in a report out today that growth at UK airports needs to be almost half the predicted levels if aviation is to meet the ...
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A cheap airline ticket doesn’t fall from the sky

A round trip flight from Amsterdam to the south of France costs the same as a round trip ticket to the Dutch - nearby - island of Terschelling. How is that possible? Part of the ...
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Activists blocked fuel train to challenge airport expansion

On the 11th of August a group of climate activists disrupted the delivery of aviation fuel to Arlanda airport outside Stockholm, Sweden by blocking 14 tank cars of fossil fuels from entering the station. Activists ...
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/ Airports, Climate, CO2, Growth, Protest

‘Climate-damaging air traffic steals its responsibility’

The environmental associations German Federal Agency for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND), the German Transport Association (VCD) and the German Association for the Protection of the Environment (DNR) have welcomed the proposal of Federal ...
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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 ...
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Proof: ultra-fine particles from aircraft affect health

A thorough study among 191 primary school children who live near Schiphol Airport shows that  high concentrations of ultra-fine particles from aircraft can effect health seriously. When the wind blows in the ‘wrong’ direction children ...
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/ Emissions, Health, Politics, UFP

Our sustainable future must start now

UECNA signed an open letter to the EU leaders, which you can download here ...
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Shame of flying

Because politicians are usually rather reluctant to take unpopular measures, an increasing number of concerned citizens are taking the initiative to save the climate. There are large demonstrations everywhere for the environment and against climate ...
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Vienna is waiting for the third runway

Since March 2018 there has been a new situation at Vienna airport. The approval procedure for the third runway is over after 12 years. The permit is now on the table. With this permit, Vienna ...
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/ Airports

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 ...
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Dutch MPs call for fewer night flights, some back total ban

Although night flights from Schiphol take place within the noise standards, in practice citizens are too often alerted by aircraft that fly over. So the number of these annoying flights must be greatly reduced. That ...
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Netherlands to push EU-wide airline tax in Brussels

The Netherlands will present a proposal for an EU aviation tax to the members' finance ministers at their next meeting, diplomats told POLITICOPRO. The Netherlands sent around a position paper on carbon pricing and aviation tax ...
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The imminent return of the supersonics

Three U.S.-based startups, strongly supported by the current U.S. administration, are preparing a comeback of new supersonic aircraft (SST, supersonic transport). The International Council on Clean Transportation made a model of the landing and take-off  ...
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Multiple flight routes to give residents respite

The wide-ranging consultation Heathrow launched this month signals the biggest change in flights paths for 70 years. Heathrow is planning the biggest changes to its flight paths since the airport opened in 1946. The prospect ...
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/ Airports, Noise

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 ...
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A Radical New Plan for Aviation

By Adam Klauber & Isaac Toussie of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)* Aviation needs a radical new plan to achieve its climate goals. Industry emissions are growing faster than original forecasts and long-term solutions are nowhere in ...
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Just published: European Aviation Environmental Report

The core aim of this renewed 2019 report is to provide an objective, clear and accurate source of information on the environmental performance of the aviation sector at the European level. You can read the ...
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Serious Air Pollution at Trudeau Airport

A recent McGill study found unusually high concentrations of potentially harmful airborne nanoparticles around the airport. It is interesting to note that citizens on the streets ask for more studies on the subject. 'There is ...
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/ Airports, Emissions, Pollution

ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise

ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise with your smartphone. Available for Android en iOS via Google Play and App Store. The app registers time, date, location, noise levels and flight number of the ...
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/ Noise, Protest

Here’s how to green ticket taxes for flights

Transport & Environment, 12 December 2018, Brussels Flight ticket taxes which were first introduced solely to raise revenue can be restructured to deliver greater environmental benefits, a new independent study has found. From taxing the ...
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UECNA and T&E connected with EASA

UECNA and Transport & Environment had a very constructive consultative meeting with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) today. Together with T&E we want to exert influence on environment matters at all levels to improve the ...
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/ Airports, Emissions, Noise, UECNA

EU Commission has doubts about ICAO’s CO2 reduction

The Commission published its long term emission reduction strategy today, beginning a process which will end with adoption by member states in May, and which will then inform the new Commission which takes office in ...
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/ CO2, Politics

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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 ...
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/ Airports, Cap, Night flights

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 ...
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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 ...
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/ Night flights, Noise

Are people getting more annoyed by aircraft?

The recent WHO publication setting out its new recommended noise guidelines seems to suggest we are more highly annoyed by aircraft noise than we were 20 years ago. . John Stewart wrote a short paper ...
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/ Health, Noise

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 ...
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Radically cleaner air travel possible but…

... governments need to act now. Aviation is responsible for 5% of global warming and its rapid growth puts it on track to consume a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050. There is ...
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/ Climate, CO2, Pollution

WHO: 45 dB Lden and 40 dB Lnight are max.

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 ...
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/ Health, Night flights, Noise

IPCC: rough end to dreams that it’s not that bad

IPCC PRESS RELEASE 8 October 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people ...
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/ Climate, CO2, Emissions, Pollution

Complaining about aircraft noise with a button

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 ...
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/ Airports, Night flights, Noise, Protest, UECNA

Greek authorities ignore environmental routes

On 9 August members of the Pan-Hellenic Association against the nuisance of the operation of airports 'Environmental Harmony' made a symbolic protest in the arrivals area of Athens International Airport. Members of the Board of ...
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/ Airports, Emissions, Health, Noise, Pollution

No penalties for violation FRA night flight ban

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 ...
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/ Airports, Night flights, Noise

Dutch demonstrations against aviation lobby

At the Museumplein in the heart of Amsterdam, some seven hundred residents from the Schiphol region, dressed in red, gathered on Saturday afternoon, June 23, to demonstrate against the growth of aviation. At the same ...
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Faster trains ensure fewer aircraft

For many travelers, travel time is the main reason for choosing the plane. People often think that flying is much faster than the train, but at short distances it does not make much difference now, ...
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Twelve European countries oppose ICAO

Twelve European countries oppose the International Civil Aviation Organization, which continues to lower its environmental requirements. The aviation sector is divided on how to reduce greenhouse gas. This is are the translated headers of an ...
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/ CO2, Politics, Sustainability

Dutch residents organisations join forces

Residents organisations around the six Dutch airports have established the National Residents Alliance on Aviation (LBBL). They consider that the growth of aviation must stop.
  • The government must ensure a substantial reduction of nuisance ...
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Policies on mainports and ‘primal’ feelings

Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam are the Dutch 'mainports'. In  the Netherlands you don't question the national mainport policy easily. That evokes emotions, rooted in a rich history, with little room for nuance ...
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/ Airports, Growth, Politics

Heathrow invests in noise monitoring equipment

'The units will increase Heathrow’s noise monitoring capacity and expand its leading-edge noise abatement programme', writes Aviation Media; for what it's worth. The big increase in noise monitoring stations are likely to provide a more ...
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/ Airports

Limits on carbon emissions risk for airlines

Airlines flying international routes will be particularly vulnerable to new costs from limits on carbon emissions, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service. Here the link to bizjournals.com ...
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/ CO2, Economy

Claim for carbon neutral aviation in 2030

The Dutch Topsector Energy (TSE) claims that it's possible to make flying CO2 neutral by 2030 using synthetic kerosene. TSE is a - according to their website - 'driving force behind innovations that are necessary ...
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/ CO2

Canadians start legal fight against aircraft noise

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 ...
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/ Airports, Night flights, Noise, Protest

Some Dutch dark humour

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 ...
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250th Monday demonstration in Frankfurt

A fourth runway was opened at Frankfurt Airport on 21 October 2011, raising the noise level and emissions of pollutants in the Rhine-Main area to a new level. Thus, decreasing the quality of life and ...
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/ Airports, Politics, Protest

Exorbitantly high fine dust readings near FRA

This is the heading of an article on the Frankfurter Neue Presse website of April 4. Residents around the airport breathe in tens of thousands of New Year's Eve loads of ultra-fine dust every year? ...
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/ Airports, Pollution, UFP

‘Dutch cabinet should stop growth of Schiphol’

Dutch politicians must withstand the pressure from Schiphol By: Pieter Klok, commentator of De Volkskrant, a leading Dutch newspaper, April 3 The verb 'to schiphol' gets a new meaning. Until recently, the word stood for ...
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Residents of Gavà protest against growth El Prat

The Association of Neighbours of Gavà Mar (AVVGM) defends the quality of life of the citizens near the airport of Barcelona, El Prat. They protest against the statements of the president of Vueling, Javier Sánchez-Prieto, ...
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/ Airports, Growth, Noise

UECNA comes closer to ICAO

Two board members of UECNA have joined the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection - CAEP. This is a technical committee that assists the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in formulating new policies and adopting new ...
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/ UECNA

Europe railway map with travel times

Would people who always take the plane have ever watched the high-speed train network? Go to the Eurail website and click on the train icons to see cities and on the routes to see travel ...
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/ Sustainability

German parliamentary task force on aircraft noise

A great success for all the organisations that fight against aircraft noise in Germany: after 40 years of lobbying the Bundestag started a working group on aircraft noise. Participants are coming from all represented political ...
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/ Politics

25 Bn for Europe with aviation taxes

A tax on kerosene of 33 cents/litre and 15% on air tickets could generate more than 25 billion euros in revenue annually: Transport & Environment figured it out ...
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/ Economy, Politics

Violations of night-flight restrictions Frankfurt

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 ...
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/ Airports, Night flights

La Pollution Atmosphérique par les Avions

We found the following document in our archives, in this year that we exist 50 years. A speech on the occasion of our one-year anniversary, about the pollution of aircraft engines. Even if you don’t ...
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/ Pollution

Lelystad Airport: citizens insist on postponement – and succeed!

Lelystad Airport won’t open next year, too many problems‘, said ChristenUnie, one of the four coalition parties in Dutch government, on January 4 (DutchNews.nl). ‘Trust in the government is now zero and officials will have ...
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/ Growth, Noise

‘For a song down the tubes’

The plane, the means of transport that had to provide a closer world, threatens to grow into a climate killer. Can aviation be sustainable in time? Or should we restrict the sector? ‘For a snack ...
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/ Climate

Noise is defined as ‘Unwanted Sound’

Aviation Noise Impacts: State of the Science. This is the title of a very informative summary of the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the adverse effects of aircraft noise emissions on the public, published ...
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/ Health, Noise

‘Ration on climate unfriendly products’

We reward our own pieces of good environmental behaviour with extra benefits that largely negate this profit. Above all, others must also do something more about the environment. In this way we will never achieve ...
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/ Climate, CO2

‘And if we introduced a tax on kerosine?’

Article in the February 2018 issue of Siné Mensuel,  in English translated by Google Translate. Siné Mensuel is a French satirical newspaper with drawings, of course, but also reports investigations, rants, as you have not ...
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/ Climate, CO2, Economy

Heathrow consultation: beware of tacit agreement

The No 3rd Runway Coalition is very critical of the current consultation on Heathrow's runway plans. People are advised, if they send in a response, to make sure their submission is not taken as tacit ...
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/ Airports, Growth, Noise, Protest

Aviation-related impacts on UFP near airports

Aircraft engine exhaust emissions are a significant source of ultra fine particles (UFP; aerodynamic diameter <100 nm) and can cause several-fold increases in ground-level particle number concentrations (PNC) over large areas downwind of airports, as ...
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/ Pollution, UFP

Noise tax in Northwest Italy

From 1 January 2018 the aircraft noise tax (Iresa) was introduced in Piedmont, Italy, giving an economic value to the weight, equal to € 0.50 per ton. This was decided at the meeting of the ...
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/ Airports, Noise, Politics

Loud Noise linked to Heart Disease

Time Video: How loud noise exposure is linked to heart disease according to new research ...
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/ Health, Night flights, Noise

Aircraft Noise and the Heart

Noise has been found associated with annoyance, stress, sleep disturbance, and impaired cognitive performance. Furthermore, epidemiological studies have found that environmental noise is associated with an increased incidence of arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, ...
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/ Health

Would a steeper descent help to reduce noise?

The next carrot the aviation sector is dangling, is a steeper descent during the approach of airports, this is an increase of the glide path. This slope is normally fixed by ICAO at 3° (52.5 ...
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/ Noise

Nearly 500 tons of fuel dumped over Germany

Alliance 90 / The Greens in Germany asked the federal government how much fuel was discharged in 2017 by military and civil aircraft. Military as well as civil aircraft dispose of fuel over populated areas ...
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/ Emissions, Pollution

A circular runway?

Can a circular runway have advantages in the fight against noise pollution, or does it only facilitate extra flights and more people annoyed? ...
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/ Airports

Dutch government under pressure

Dutch government urged by airlines to drop tax proposals as NGOs take it to court over ICAO aircraft CO2 standard, writes GreenAir online ...
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/ Airports

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, with hundreds of new airports currently planned – despite local resistance and an urgent need ...
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/ Airports

‘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 – translation Wouter Looman, UECNA; link to the Dutch article) Minister of Infrastructure and Water ...
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/ Airports

Flying is too cheap…

Now you can fly from Amsterdam to Malaga and return for € 56 *. This means € 0.015 per kilometre! Isn’t that cheap? We think it’s too cheap! Wouldn’t it be time to set a ...
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/ Airports

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 more the importance of independent monitoring by ngo's! ...
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/ Airports

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 more CO2 than the rest of the world. And then the sector also consumes all ...
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/ Airports

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 houses have to be built in the area around Schiphol Airport. With the current legislation ...
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/ Airports

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 environmental NGOs and UECNA,  sole NGO whose aim is the protection of citizens suffering from ...
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/ Airports

‘Being Schipholed’

In Dutch media we see a large stream of negative articles concerning Schiphol Airport. Politicians are not amused. State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment is having the environmental impact assessment (MER) of Schiphol ...
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/ Airports

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. Earlier T+E stated that ICAO's 'green fuel' plan is  a Trojan horse for palm oil ...
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/ Airports

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 vote in the EU Parliament today. 'This is a big boost for Europe's right to ...
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/ Airports

Milestones & Celebrations…

The aviation sector is talking about 'Monthly Records!', 'Milestones' and 'Celebrations'. We are not so happy ...
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/ Airports

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 not the right to claim', the Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof explained, 'because they are too far away ...
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/ Airports

Important decision on Heathrow awaited

The Aviation Environment Federation published a news item on Heathrow's third runway: ...
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/ Airports

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 at the high end of the forecast. For July an increase of 5.2% is expected ...
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/ Airports

How aircraft noise disturbs your life

HACAN – the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise – has today released 12 videos it shot where people tell how aircraft noise disturbs them, some over 20 miles from Heathrow. You can ...
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/ Airports

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: the judge supports the complainants. This means that no more night flights over Brussels are ...
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/ Airports

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 2017 for the parliament. In particular, noise protection values are evaluated, taking into account developments ...
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/ Airports

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 sufferers suffer year after year. City airports have no future: aircraft noise makes people sick ...
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/ Airports

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 the European parliament to convince them to vote for the most ambitious proposal possible. What ...
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/ CO2, Emissions

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 Berlin are keen to determine their programs for the coming ruling period. This time the ...
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/ Airports

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), who was mentioned in the 2012 report about threatened health. We asked him the state ...
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/ Airports, Pollution, UFP

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 in Denmark attributes several cancer cases to the air pollution in airports. This work-related pollution ...
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/ Airports, Pollution, UFP

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 Bundesvereinigung gegen Fluglärm, BVF, the umbrella organisation against aircraft noise of Germany. Both texts are ...
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/ Noise

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 Security Council concerning incidents around Schiphol Airport. With English subtitles (WL) ...
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/ Airports

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 against aircraft noise, stated that it is no longer possible to enjoy this kind of ...
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/ Airports

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 (Hall 7 booth # 736). This booth is built and organized by the local group ...
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/ Airports

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 the protection of citizens living under flight paths  are suing the French state for failure ...
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/ Airports

AirportWatch bulletin – February 2017

Airportwatch just published their latest bulletin : Bulletin N°93 Feb. 2017 ...
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/ Airports

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 cause sleep disturbance and annoyance. This can lead to serious health effects such as cardiovascular diseases ...
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/ Airports

Pollution – A warning from the European Commission

NO2 pollutant is a serious health risk France, Germany, the United-Kingdom, Italy and Spain failed to put into action plans efficient enough to reduce the emissions of nitrogen dioxyde - NO2. This pollutant is a serious ...
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/ Airports

Climate change impact stops Vienna airport expansion

This is a very innovative decision regarding aviation : an administrative court in Austria forbids the construction of the 3rd runway at Vienna airport; the negative environmental impact is by far more important that the ...
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/ Airports

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 too equipped. A new report published a few days ago analyses the French airports offer ...
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/ Airports

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 The development of Schiphol is not in balance with the environment because Schiphol Airport ...
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/ Airports, Cap, Growth, Noise, Protest, Selectivity, UFP

EU doubts about COP21 CO2 rules

[metaslider id=5556] Aviation is far away from reaching Paris climate targets after the European Commission proposed not to regulate CO2 from flights from and to Europe, wrote Transport & Environment on February 3. Reuters also ...
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/ Climate, climate, CO2, CO2, Politics

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 January 30, it was the 200th time such demonstration happened. You may watch the video ...
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/ Airports, airports, Protest, protest

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 by a group of activists defending the point of view of the citizens, this brochure ...
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/ Climate, climate, health, Health

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 20 years, there is no agreement on the reduction of its emissions and there will ...
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/ Emissions, emissions, Growth, growth, health, Health

A Petition to Include Air Transport in the COP 21

Air Transport should be included in the COP 21 discussion - a PETITION French environmental and residents groups together with UECNA: UFCNA - UNION FRANCAISE CONTRE LES NUISANCES DES AERONEFS FNE - FRANCE NATURE ENVIRONNEMENT  FNE ...
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/ Climate, climate, CO2, cop21, Protest, protest

Transport white paper – midterm assessment

Presentation of the midterm assessment On 12 November 2015, the European Commission presented the public study at midterm of the 2011 transport white paper. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc opened the meeting by recalling the five core ...
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Our success in fighting against aircraft nuisance

[metaslider id=5451]Protests against aircraft noise and airport expansion will always have direct and indirect impacts. The following summary will always be uncompleted. We could only recognize and evaluate major reactions and changes that happen to ...
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AirportWatch October 2015 News Bulletin

The october edition of AirportWatch News Bulletin reports what has been happening lately about the 3rd runway at Heathrow airport. Here's what you'll find inside: Page 1 - Huge rally against Heathrow 3rd runway ...
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AirportWatch Europe

Founded in 2000, Airportwatch is an umbrella organisation campaigning for a sustainable and equitable aviation policy in Europe. Airportwatch can count on powerful organisations like Aviation Environment Federation, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF UK ...
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European Commission : Consultation on the aviation package

Another consultation from the European Commission, on Aviation package for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector, this time. The consultation was launched on 19 March 2015 and will end on 10 June 2015. The questionnaire, only in English ...
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European Commission : Consultation on the mid-term review of the 2011 White Paper on transport

Among the stakeholders are the population suffering from noise and emission pollution and the organisations representing them. Organisations within the member states should fill in the questionnaire online. The consultation was launched on 10 March 2015 and will ...
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2015 Annual General Meeting

If you are a member, check your emails, you should now have received the invitation to the 2015 Annual Meeting: When : 28 March 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00 Where : Mundo B building - Rue ...
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UK – AirportWatch Europe

Funded in 2000, Airportwatch is an umbrella organisation campaigning for a sustainable and equitable aviation policy in Europe. Airportwatch can count on powerful organisations like Aviation Environment Federation, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF UK ...
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LERCHENBERG DECLARATION

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 ...
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Health impacts of living under the noisy Heathrow flight path

A great video from Reuters, just out, illustrating the health impacts of living under the noisy Heathrow flight path based on the recent study from Imperial College in London ...
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Threatening the existence of regional airports will not solve the problem of low-cost airlines

"Attacking regional airports is not the solution to the problem of fiscal and social dumping by low cost airlines", said Franck Proust MEP on Tuesday afternoon during a panel discussion that was held in the ...
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Transport & Environment Seminar on Monday 16 September 2013

Transport & Environment hosted a seminar on Monday 16 September to discuss the new draft guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines. The Agenda included aviation campaigners, experienced aviation State aid lawyers and the ...
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Marching in Germany Against Airport Expansion

Thousands of people marched in Germany against airport expansion as part of the German election campaign. Below are some of the exciting pictures and videos ...
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