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Webinar No 1 on Night Flights

Webinar No 2 on Noise Monitoring

Webinar No 3 on Airspace Change and Performance Based Navigation

Webinar No 4 on Successful Campaigning

Webinar No 5 on Best Practices for Dealing with Airport Communities

Webinar No 6 on Noise Metrics

Webinar No 7 on Can new aircraft be designed to cut emissions and noise?

Webinar No 8 on Strengthening your position on aviation towards your government

Webinar No 9 on Air Taxis & Delivery Drones

Webinar No 10 on Caps on Flights at Airports

Webinar No 11 on Ultra-fine particles from aircraft

Webinar No 12 on External cost of aircraft Noise

Webinar No 13 on A system to allow residents to measure plane noise & track flight paths

Webinar No 14 on The potential of rail to replace short-haul flights


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Webinar No 14 on the potential of rail to replace short-haul flights

How to get people take the train instead of an aircraft? UECNA is looking for support for measures to reduce aircraft noise at European airports. These measures include significant investment in rail alternatives.

Presentation by John Stewart, President of UECNA

Here you can look back the webinar.

And here are the slides, including some comments during the webinar.


Webinar No 13 on a system to allow residents to measure plane noise & track flight paths

EANS is a pure form of citizen science is developed by Frankfurt residents, and is now used by communities at over 50 airports worldwide. An example:

The recording of this webinar
The presentation slides
The chat during the webinar

See also our our webpage on EANS


Webinar No 12 on External cost of aircraft noise

Presented by two experts from the renowned Dutch consultancy, CE Delft, Arno Schroten is an expert on the monetization of the environmental impacts of transport and a lead author of the EU handbook on the external costs of transport. Stefan Grebe is the team leader on Transport Economics at CE Delft. The slides are available here : Webinar – Monetary costs of aviation noise

The chat is here : GMT20230525-153310_RecordingnewChat



Webinar No 11 on Ultra-fine particles from aircraft

Debi Wagner, longtime activist at Seatle-Tacoma International Airport and specialist on the topic, outlined community concerns. The slides from her presentation are here : UECNA UFP presentation

The chat is here : 20230306 Chat discussion webinar on ultrafine particles

The transcript of the webinar is here (Thank you Larry Edwards) : Airport Ultra-fine Particles – Webinar for UECNA by Debi Wagner, (TRANSCRIPT) 6 Mar 2023


Webinar No 10 on Caps on flights at Airports

A cap on the number flights allowed to use an airport – a good idea?

UECNA vice chair John Stewart talked about his experiences at Heathrow and London City Airport, both of which have a cap.

You can find here the video registration of this webinar here. And here are the slides.


Webinar No 9 on Air Taxis & Delivery Drones

Especially if you’re not interested in the topic, you should check it out. Because if you ignore it now, you shouldn’t complain later about the inconvenience it will cause…

UECNA President Dominique Lazarski, an international speaker on the topic, outlined their impact on towns & cities.

After her presentation there was plenty of room for questions & discussion.

We already published some information under Key Issues > Noise and Health > UECNA Briefing on Drones and Air Taxis.

Here you find  the recording of the webinar.


Webinar No 8 on Strengthening your position on aviation towards your government

Wouter Looman spoke, followed by questions and discussion.

Here you find a recording of the meeting and a link to the slides of the presentation.


Webinar No 7 on Can new aircraft be designed to cut emissions and noise?

Finlay Asher spoke, followed by questions and discussion.

Here you find a recording of the meeting and a link to the slides of the presentation.


Webinar No 6 on Noise Metrics

Our Webinar on Noise Metrics was on March 22nd 2022. It looked at the best ways to measure aircraft noise so that it reflects the way communities hear it. Our two speakers were Nicole Porter, a leading noise expert from the UK, and Elaine Miller, a campaigning from America.

Followed by questions and discussion.

Here you’ll find the presentations of the speakers:


Webinar No 5 on Best Practices for Dealing with Airport Communities

Our first webinar in 2022 was on February 3rd.

In this webinar, we showed some of the best practices for dealing with airport communities, in the hopes that others can learn from them. We had two people telling their story:

  • Professor Paul Hooper, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Manfred Peter, chair of the coalition of community groups around Vienna Airport

 

Followed by questions and discussion.

Here is the link to the video of the meeting on YouTube.
And the presentation of Manfred Peter in pdf.


Webinar No 4 on Successful Campaigning

At our general meeting on December 11, 2021, we had a webinar about organizing a successful campaign.

There were presentations by two experienced campaigners:

  • Florian Sperk, who led the campaign which stopped a new runway at Munich Airport,
  • John Stewart, who played a central role in defeating plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

 

They outlined basic campaign principles and techniques which can be used not only in fighting new runways but also in our campaigning on flight path changes, night flights and much more.

Their presentations were followed by a general discussion of the techniques of successful campaigning: the need for a strategy; the challenges of bringing together a wide range of people; the need to be focused; and the tactics which work best.

For those who could not attend, here is the recording of this webinar. And the presentations of Florian and John.


Webinar No 3 on Airspace Change and Performance Based Navigation

Our third webinar was on November 24, 2021.

Across the world airspace is being modernised. Many flight paths may change. And narrow, concentrated flight paths, known as PBN, are introduced. The webinar explored the  impacts on local communities and asked what can be done to ensure communities can gain some benefits from the changes.

Ian Jopson was the lead speaker. He is well-known internationally for his work for the United Nations body, ICAO, on PBN (Perfoirmance Based Navigation) Routes and community engagement. Currently he is Head of Sustainable Operations at NATS (air traffic control in the UK).

John Stewart, who headed up HACAN, the community organisation which gives a voice to residents under the Heathrow flight paths, outlined the community engagement Heathrow Airport undertook.

For those who could not attend, here is the link to the recording of this webinar. And the links to the presentations of Ian Jopson en John Stewart.


Webinar No 2 on Noise Monitoring

Noise Monitoring was the second in a series of online seminars organized and took place on November 11. We welcomed lots of new participants from Europe, but also from North and South America! These webinars meet the need for expert information on many aspects of fighting aviation nuisances.

Martin Kessel described the European Aircraft Noise Services (EANS – eans.net).

Environmental acoustician Giulio Marsigli informed the participants about the work he has done with residents at Bologna airport.


Webinar No 1 on Night Flights

The first UECNA seminar on Night Flights on October 21 was a great success with participants from all over the world. This will lead to more intensive contacts between groups within and outside Europe.

You can download a written summary of the meeting here. We also made a recording of the meeting. And you can download the presentations:

An overview of night flight bans or restrictions at European airports.

UECNA presents annual statistics – including night flights – of some major airports in Europe on this page.