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 anymore: numerous diseases are now definitely associated with such pollution.

Legal recognition

President Dominique Lazarski France
Secretary Martin Kessel Germany
TreasurerManfred PeterAustria
Vice-PresidentJohn StewartUnited Kingdom
Board memberMike Gerard Switzerland
Board memberAlain Peri France
Board memberEleftheria Emfietzi Greece
Board memberWouter Looman Netherlands
CountryOrganisationContact Person
AustriaARGE gegen Fluglärm / Consortium against Aircraft NoiseManfred Peter
BelgiumBALB – Bruxelles Air Libre BrusselsJürgen Vogelgesang
BelgiumAWACCSFrederic Petit
BelgiumSterrebeek 2000Luc Caluwaerts
FranceUFCNA – Union Française Contre les Nuisances des AéronefsAlain Péri
FranceADERADominique Lazarski
FranceDRAPO - Défense Riverain Aéroport Paris OrlyGérard Bouthier
FranceElan Savigny EnvironnementDominique Catérini
FranceANA – Alerte Nuisances AériennesLuc Offenstein
FranceADVOCNARFrançoise Brochot
GermanyBVF – Bundes Vereinigung gegen FluglärmHorst Weise
GermanyDFLD – Deutscher Fluglärmdienst / European Aircraft Services (EANS)Martin Kessel
GermanyBBI – Bündnis der BürgerinitiativenKein Flughafenausbau
GreeceEnvironmental HarmonyPapangelis Thanasis
Eirini Pitsigavdaki
GreeceEnvironmental Noise in the EUEleftheria Emfietzi
NetherlandsWerkgroep Vliegverkeer Bijlmermeer AmsterdamWouter Looman
NetherlandsORS – Bewoners Omgeving SchipholMatt Poelmans
NetherlandsBTV Rotterdam AirportBreedveld
SpainProu SorollJosep Velasco Ramirez
SwedenAktionsgruppen mot BrommaflygetThun Gunnar
SwitserlandARAG – Association des Riverains de l’Aéroport de GenèveMike Gerard
SwitserlandSBFB - Schutzverband der Bevölkerung um den Flughafen BuochsLucas Metzger
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:
    • Dominique Lazarski: +33 630 826 593
  • Mail :
    • Dominique Lazarski: [email protected]
    • Post :
      • Registered address: Rue d’Edimbourg, 26 – 1050 Bruxelles – Belgique
      • Dominique Lazarski: BP 8 – 60112 Milly-sur-Thérain – France

You may use the contact form