UECNA, Union Européenne Contre les Nuisances Aériennes, was founded in 1968 by three citizens who suffered from aircraft noise: Maitre Guillot, a lawyer from Paris (Orly – France), André Looten, from Geneva (Switzerland) and Pasteur Kurt Oeser from Frankfurt (Germany).

UECNA is still today the sole umbrella organisation gathering the interest of people overflown by aircraft and suffering from aircraft noise and emissions with members from all over Europe.

UECNA members are national organisations, regional active groups or local residents fighting against the noise of one airport. Aircraft noise and emissions are growing environmental problems of today’s air traffic and mobility. Their major impact on human health is not to be demonstrated any more: numerous diseases are now definitely associated with such pollution.

Legal recognition

President John StewartUnited Kingdom
Secretary Eleftheria Emfietzi Greece
TreasurerManfred PeterAustria
WebmasterWouter Looman Netherlands
Board memberMartin KesselGermany
Board memberAlain Peri France
Board memberMike Gerard Switzerland
Board memberGiulio MarsigliItaly
Board memberMatt PoelmansNetherlands
CountryOrganisationContact Person
AustriaARGE gegen Fluglärm / Consortium against Aircraft NoiseManfred Peter
BelgiumAWACCSFrederic Petit
BelgiumBALB – Bruxelles Air Libre BrusselsJürgen Vogelgesang
BelgiumSterrebeek 2000Luc Caluwaerts
FranceADERADominique Lazarski
FranceADRABruno Wollenschneider
FranceADVOCNARFrançoise Brochot
FranceANA – Alerte Nuisances AériennesLuc Offenstein
FranceDRAPO - Défense Riverain Aéroport Paris OrlyGérard Bouthier
FranceElan Savigny EnvironnementDominique Catérini
FranceUFCNA – Union Française Contre les Nuisances des AéronefsAlain Péri
GermanyBVF – Bundes Vereinigung gegen FluglärmBerthold Fuld
GermanyBBI – Bündnis der BürgerinitiativenKein FlughafenausbauKnut Dörfel
GermanyDFLD – Deutscher Fluglärmdienst / European Aircraft Services (EANS)Martin Kessel
GermanyFluglärm KelkheimGabriele Franz
GermanyStop-Fluglärm e.V.Klaus Rehling
GreeceEleftheria Temfietzi
NetherlandsBewoners Omgeving SchipholMatt Poelmans
NetherlandsBTV Rotterdam AirportAlfred Blokhuizen
NetherlandsPlatform Vliegoverlast AmsterdamLéon van Hedel
PortugalZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre SustentávelPedro Nunes
SpainProu SorollJosep Velasco Ramirez
SwedenAktionsgruppen mot BrommaflygetThun Gunnar
SwitserlandARAG – Association des Riverains de l’Aéroport de GenèveMike Gerard
SwitserlandSBFB - Schutzverband der Bevölkerung around Basel AirportKatrin Joos Reimer
SwitserlandSBFB - Schutzverband der Bevölkerung um den Flughafen ZurichRené Götz
United KingdomHACAN - Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft NoiseJohn Stewart

Why join us?


  • We need to put our voices together to be heard by the European institutions. Today, the aviation lobby is so powerful that it is very difficult for the people in flight paths to be heard.
  • If you want to participate in larger debates on the future of aviation, UECNA is where you have to belong.
  • We need your support, not just financial, although we also need the finance, but if you have technical knowledge, we may need your help.
  • You may just want to support our actions, without actually working with us and this will also be appreciated.
  • You will take part in the annual general meeting and you may have a possibility to be represented and work at the level of the board of directors if seats are available


How to join us?


Should you want to join us, you may contact by email any of the board members or use the contact form . You should specify the details and the aim of your organisation together with a description of your activities.

Your candidacy will be examined by the board of directors and the decision you will be notified to you.

You may contact us in the following ways :

  • Telephone:
    • John Stewart: +44 (0)7957385650
  • Mail :
    • John Stewart: [email protected]
    • Post :
      • Registered address: Rue d’Edimbourg, 26 – 1050 Bruxelles – Belgique
      • John Stewart: 13 Stockwell Road – London SW9 9AU – United Kingdom

You may use the contact form