Ciampino wins against noise: after
15 years of struggle, the airport will
have to reduce the number of flights
Lees het artikel
The January 2016 AirportWatch news
When the last bulletin went out, at the
start of December, everyone was expecting
some relatively clear indication from the
Government, some time before Christmas, of
whether it might back a runway at Heathrow -
in accordance with the Airports Commission
Global Anti-Aerotropolis Movement (GAAM),
What is an Aerotropolis, and why must these
developments be stopped?
Join the Global Anti-Aerotropolis Movement
Taming Aviation coalition. 18/11/2014
250,000 demand end to scandal
of Europe’s airline subsidies, tax
exemptions and night flights
Gatwick Airport gaat in opbod en biedt meer
lawaaicompensatie dan Heathrow aan bewoners!
nieuwsbrief opent zo:
is a strong economic case to close
London City Airport. Come again?
There may be an environmental case,
but an economic one? That is exactly
what a new report published on 10th
April by the New Economics
Foundation claims will happen if
London City Airport closes.
Royal Docks Revival:
Replacing City Airport,
commissioned by HACAN East, shows
that, if City Airport were shut
down, the land freed up would be
able to cater for businesses which
produced many more jobs and created
a lot more income than the airport
is een opdracht om de mythe van de
jobcreatie door en rond airports te
ontmijnen, het is zeker niet de
enige of meest zekere manier
Lees de nieuwsbrief
HACAN (Heathrow Londen
actiegroep) want less and lighter flights on
London City Airport
AirportWatch bulletin for
Commission opens the floodgates to
public aid for airports and low-cost
Commission today published its final
guidelines on state aid for
aviation, which will allow regional
airports and the airlines serving
them to keep receiving subsidies
worth an estimated €2-3 billion a
Charleroi Airport can't receive
state aid any more; it's with 6,5
mio passengers/y above the 3 mio
limit imposed by the EC
AirportWatch bulletin for November
Lees het bulletin
A great video from Reuters, just out,
illustrating the health impacts of living
under the noisy Heathrow flight path http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/10/29/reuters-tv-aircraft-noise-linked-to-increased-healt?videoId=274337394&videoChannel=118065
based on the recent
study from Imperial College in London.
Aircraft noise linked to higher rates of heart disease
and stroke near London Heathrow Airport
Lees het ganse verslag
Questions and Answers
about Night Flights
Lees het rapport
Marseille we have 25 night
flights by day, essentialy
freight and postal freight.
bulletin, October 2013
Street Journal weerreporter zweert na vernietigend IPCC
rapport in tranen dat hij nooit meer vliegt.
Lees het bulletin
The July edition of the
The Airports Commission has
today held its first public evidence session, on climate
change and on connectivity, in Manchester. The AEF
(Aviation Environment Federation) and WWF UK gave
evidence on climate, and Brian Ross from SSE (Stop
Stansted Expansion) gave evidence on connectivity. The
second public evidence session takes place tomorrow, in
London, with two sessions on operational models of
airport. (It may still be possible to attend, but it is
necessary to email the Commission beforehand to obtain a
Bekijk het bulletin
71% van de airport
managers en 65% van de airline managers verwacht EU ban
UECNA gaat deze verwachtingen niet teleurstellen!
De vzw Boreas is lid van de UECNA (Europese
vereniging tegen vliegtuigoverlast)
net als WILOO (Oostende), Brussel Air Libre en Awaccs.
UECNA zet "STOP EU NIGHTFLIGHTS" op de agenda van
de Europese verkiezingen in 2014.
Dit weekend organiseren Duitse actiegroepen een grote
internationale conferentie in München rond Stop
Nachtvluchten en andere actiethema's. VZW Boreas
werkt hieraan mee.
UECNA voorzitter John Stewart: "A ban on nightflights is
in a densely populated European region only possible on
EU level. UECNA will lobby responsible European
politicians for their active collaboration to achieve
Onderstaand kregen we nu al door van onze Duitse
The AirportWatch bulletin for June is
You probably have not been able to miss
the flurry of activity over the past month or so, with various
organisations producing reports on airport capacity, with which they
hope to influence the Airports Commission, under Sir Howard Davies.
There have also be many news stories about responses, from airports and
a range of organisations, to the various "discussion documents" put out
by the Commission.
June near Munich
Attached is the latest edition of
the newsletter for aviation campaigners across Europe.
As usual, it will be
translated into French and Spanish and go up on the UECNA
Note two big events coming up:
the European Aviation
Campaigners’ Conference in Germany on 22nd June
the demonstration at
Nantes on 11th
Also note details of the night
flights campaign. Does your group want to be involved?
Please email this newsletter
to other aviation campaigners in your country.
With my thanks,
Corinne Namblard, ex-CEO of Siena
airport director of QANTAS
The case of Siena airport has followed the
ex-CEO to Australia, where she is now on the board of QANTAS, but in her CV
there is no mention of criminal charges against her connected with the
privatisation of Siena airport. However, the press has caught up with her
and questions are being asked ... Here you can also find links to the
scandal that has invested the Siena bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS) and its
ex-president Giuseppe Mussari, the
geniusalleged to be behind the hare-brained
idea tot privaise and expand Siena airport and to rig
alleged to be behind the hare-brained idea to
privatise and expand Siena airport and tot rig the tender procedure in
favour of Galaxy.
Activists win their case at Viterbo,
Rome's third airport to be is refused
The plans for a mega airport at Viterbo, 40 miles
outside Rome, have finally been abandoned. Details attached. The campaigners, in
their hour of triumph, have confirmed their belief that there should be less
flying at all airports because of the damage it does to people and the planet.
In particular, they have sent their support to the campaigners fighting for
fewer planes to Rome’s existing airports: “In solidarity with the people of
Ciampino and Fiumicino”.
government can no longer use plans to build an airport at Viterbo as an excuse
for doing nothing about the fact that Ciampino airport (Rome's second airport)
has been running at three time the maximum allowed traffic for many years.
Next question and activists stay watchful: what will happen now at Ciampino?
approves noise, slot allocation rules
Lees het artikel
De 'DG Move' van de Europese Commissie beseft niet wat hoge
vluchtfrequentie met de gezondheid doet.
Bekijk de presentatie
Bewoners München (niet onder start- of landingsbaan) stemden tegen 3e baan op
airport namens omwonenden die niet mochten stemmen en wel overvlogen zouden
worden. Dat is nog eens solidariteit!
residents of Munich yesterday voted 54% to 45% to reject a 3rd
runway in a referendum.
This is an astonishing victory for the
campaigners. Most of Munich is not under the flight paths. The people outside
the city who are under the flight paths were not allowed to vote. And they took
on the entire political establishment (except the Green Party) which poured
millions into the referendum. It is a result for high-profile, high-class
Read more about the result:
Also the blog I did on Friday about the
protests in Germany:
It does not mean that the runway is 100% off the agenda but
the Mayor of Munich has accepted that it will be very difficult to go ahead with
The May edition of the AirportWatch bulletin
is now available from the AirportWatch website's Publications
The May bulletin contains articles on:
- From John Stewart, Chair of AirportWatch
- After 28 days the Nantes hunger strike ends, with concession from
authorities to reconsider land expropriations
- Theresa Villiers shuts door on third runway at Heathrow
- EasyJet flights from Southend started on 2nd April …… and then Southend
Airport terminal extension approved
- Boris returns as London Mayor, keeping alive the dreaded Boris Island threat
- Growing opposition to Luton Airport plans to increase passenger numbers from
9.5 million to 18 million per year
- Airlines oppose higher landing fee to cut immigration queues at Heathrow
- Slowdown in cheap flights gives boost to British economy
- Edinburgh Airport sold to Global Infrastructure Partnership for £807m
- Kehoe says BAA claims are a con, and Chinese companies are happy to fly to
Birmingham, by-passing Heathrow
- Frankfurt night flight ban between 11pm and 5am upheld by higher court.
Implications for Heathrow?
- Fire safety problems delay new Berlin airport yet again with its planned
opening on 3rd June delayed to late August
- Two videos from the campaigners against the 3rd runway at Munich
- Aviation should be included in the UK’s carbon budgets, Government advisers,
the CCC, recommend
- Are the B787 Dreamliner’s claims to be a new generation in aircraft fuel
efficiency over-stated? And its claims of “quietness” exaggerated?
- Boeing ‘Dreamliner’ offers only marginal noise benefit
- Stop Stansted Expansion calls on the CAA to tackle the environmental impacts
- West Sussex study shows personal flights the largest single component of
- Airport retail: rise and rise of the shopping centre, with an airport
- European Parliament begins scrutiny of EU airport noise rules
- What exactly is the economic benefit of UK aviation?
- Comprehensive data on passengers, routes, and CO2 emissions for all UK
- New report from the Netherlands on the failings of aviation biofuels
- Olympic Games, despite conventional wisdom, present no large benefit to
- Useful info
Twee Franse boeren in hongerstaking tegen geplande aanleg Nantes Airport.
Notre Dames des Landes : Grève de la Faim de 2 paysans.
Appel a mobilisation
opposants cessent leur grève de la faim
NIght Flight Ban at Frankfurt
Airport, activists explain what they did.
This link below goes a long way to
explaining the huge protests
Pages 3-7 in particular. It is a presentation which was given
by Horst Weise
to the UECNA
meeting of European airport
couple of weeks ago
what happened was that, before the new runway was opened, the routes of the
existing flight paths were changed significantly, lengthened and the planes
started flying lower. A sure recipe for protest!
partial night flight ban which was agreed last week, the weekly protests are
It will be interesting if anything is done about the new flight
Campaigners win Night Flight Ban
suspect this ruling has brought a Heathrow night flight ban a step closer”
is the UECNA response to
the document which came out for consultation from the European Commission at the
end of last year. It is called The Better
Airports Package. It is not good news for us. The Commission’s
recommendations will now go to the European Parliament and member states before
a final decision is taken. That means there will be an opportunity to lobby
Members of the European Parliament to get changes. Please feel free to use the
attached response in any lobbying you may do. We do not yet know the date when
the European Parliament will be considering the proposals. We will let you know.
UECNA nieuws januari 2012
The year has got going with plenty happening in the world of aviation - and that
looks likely to continue during 2012. The massive weekly protests at Frankfurt
airport, against the unwelcome noise intrusion from the new runway, are
Air travel has now joined the European Emissions Trading System, and that will
be one to watch during the year. The High Speed 2 announcement will have
implications for air travel, and we will be hearing a lot more about that
during the coming two years. The government's consultation on its future
aviation policy starts in March, probably continuing till July. The year is
bound to bring plenty of lobbying from various quarters on Heathrow,
Birmingham and Thames estuary pipedreams, as well as the inevitable litany of
complaints about Air Passenger Duty - just to mention a few.
Meanwhile people living near the Thames Estuary are increasingly alarmed about
the possibility of a new estuary airport, and whether this will feature in the
government consultation document. To start organising local opinion in the
area, a public meeting has been arranged at Leigh on Sea (near Southend). This
will be on Friday 10th February, starting at 7.45pm, at Leigh Centre, Elm Road,
Leigh on Sea, Essex. SS9 1SP. Map There
will be more details in due course at http://bit.ly/xdgNfl
BAA has just released
its figures for all of 2011, for its airports. These show an increase of 4.4%
in passengers over 2010, but after adjusting for exceptional events in 2010
such as British Airways strikes, volcanic ash and snow disruption, the
underlying increase was 0.9%. Details at http://bit.ly/y80Dvn
AirportWatch bulletin for January 2012 is
available at http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/AirportWatch_bulletin_11thJanuary2012.pdf
The AirportWatch bulletin for October is now out, and can be found at
UECNA activist onder valse voorwendsels toegang geweigerd op JFK Airport.
As some of you will know, I
was stopped from entering
America when I arrived at
New York last Thursday to speak to
American campaigners about the Heathrow Third Runway Campaign.
Below is the article from the
London Evening Standard; the comments on Twitter (universal condemnation of the
decision); and the press release HACAN put out yesterday. I was given no
explanation why I refused entry. As I say in the press release, since I have no
criminal convictions, I can only assume that it was because of my involvement in
the Heathrow Third Runway Campaign which they did not want me to talk about to
Fox News, the American TV
channel owned by Rupert Murdoch, ran a story that I had been escorted off the
plane by the police because of information received that I had made threats
against President Obama! For me, that re-enforces the view that the
authorities simply did not want me in
Perhaps I should now sing John
Denver’s song: “I’m leaving in a jet plane; don’t know when I’ll be back again.”!
Lees het presbericht
Voorspellingen van gigantische groei koolstofuitstoot vliegtuigen
binnen 40 jaar
Yesterday the long awaited, and much delayed,
response by the Department for Transport to the Committee on Climate Change,
on how aviation's carbon emissions might be kept within UK climate change
targets, was published. Also the updated air passenger forecasts up to 2050,
and the aviation carbon dioxide forecasts. The previous forcasts were in 2009.
Mayor Johnson to consult on 'world's largest airport'
Former head of Cathay Pacific finds location inappropriate because of local
By Marcus Leach
Chancellor George Osbourne will be consulted by Boris Johnson regarding a
proposal that could see the world's biggest airport built in the Thames Estuary.
Architect Lord Foster has instigated a project for a giant four-runway airport
on the Isle of Grain in Kent.
However, the plans have been met with criticism from Paul Outhwaite, of the RSPB,
who claimed the idea is "a massive act of environmental vandalism".
Lord Foster's plans would see the hub become the largest in the world, with the
capacity set to cater for 150 million passengers. Further to that the hub would
be powered by tidal energy from the North Sea.
Mayor Johnson has made no secret in the past of his desire to see London
connected to a world-leading hub, and seems to be taken by Lord Foster's plans.
"I am grateful to Lord Foster for spelling out the potential for a new airport,
properly rooted in a broader vision for the Thames estuary, where it would make
a vital contribution to economic growth," Mr Johnson said.
"I believe this is vital not only so London remains in the premier league of
aviation, but also to generate jobs and opportunities for decades."
John Olsen, the former head of Cathay Pacific who favours an airport at Cliffe
in Kent, said: "This is a totally inappropriate location for a large hub. There
are local populations nearby and there is the issue of wild birds on the island.
This proposal is getting into the realms of fantasy and dreamland."
In July over 14,000 people took part in a
demonstration against plans to build an international airport in Nantes in South
The campaigners have succeeded in making their
campaign a national issue in France.
Lees het rapport
München Airport (opnieuw winstgevend na outsourcen bagage
handling tegen latere lonen) plant een derde baan, omwonenden voeren actie
Munich Airport to make 3rd runway construction a priority
Due to the rapid increase in traffic Munich is
currently slot constraint and a third runway is now being planned. Not uncommon
for such a project, there is considerable opposition from the nearby residents.
Lawsuits against the runway have already been announced.
"After losing its Olympic bid recently, the Bavarian
state government might feel a need for other opportunities to subsidise the
construction-industry-based segment of its crumbling voter base - or maybe even
for corrections of wishful anticipations of future demand before they become
bursting bubbles, probably looking at the "Stuttgart 21" railway station
conflict to see whether state governments in this country are still able to
force misguided construction projects upon an unwilling majority or the high
water mark is finally reached.
As soon as Greece finally cuts its unsustainable
military spending, or human rights criteria for exports are going to be
interpreted a little bit tighter, it will be these Southern states of Germany
whose governors boast they were paying for the rest of the country where this
will directly result in military industry job cuts, and the state government of
Bavaria might soon have other priorities than airport expansion."
Lees het ganse artikel
14.000 activisten demonstreren in Nantes tegen nieuwe luchthaven en
maakten het een politiek issue voor presidentsverkiezingen
From John Steward from EuropeanAviationCampaigners
I have just returned from
Nantes in South West France where
4,500 people demonstrated against new airport yesterday. 14,000 over 2 days.
They could well win. This could become the
They have a vibrant coalition of local residents, environmentalists, sympathetic
politicians and direct action activists who have set up a camp in the area.
They arranged that the Green Party national delegates, including its prospective
candidate for the presidential elections, had their annual meeting in
Nantes so they could attend the
protest en masse. The airport is set to become an issue in next year’s
Presidential election as the Greens, who might get 10% of the vote, intend to
use it as a bargaining tool in any deal they might strike with the Socialists.
The campaigners have commissioned a
CE Delft challenging
the economic argument for the airport which they will publish in the Autumn.
On Sunday the 4,500 people formed themselves
into a protest plane – see link for picture
http://t.co/m3Y6DX8 - as part
of a weekend of protest. A win in
France would be great not
just for the local people but for the whole of
Europe. Coming after the dropping of runways
at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick, it would re-enforce the view that it is
becoming increasingly difficult to built new runways or new airports in
Lees het rapport
Wat een droom zo'n overkoepelende Verenigde Airport Watch
Voor dat we hierover kunnen spreken
in België zullen we nog wel een regering of 2 verslijten,
Green groups warn Government over aviation CO2 emissions
Government must retain current UK aviation CO2 target and adopt Committee on
Climate Change recommended flight limits in full
“Back door” airport expansion via planning system needs to be stopped right
away until new UK-wide aviation policy in place
Lees het ganse artikel
British activists conference receives minister: report
AirportWatch / AEF Conference on 18th June - notes and key points
Lees rapport conferentie
Europese consultatie over TVA voor kerosine en vliegtuigaankoop loopt
(UECNA Nieuwsbrief juni 2011)
Airport Watch May 2011,
table of Contents
This bulletin contains the following items:
- A Critical Summer - comment from John Stewart, Chair of AirportWatch
- "Flying Matters" crashes as members fall out
- Birmingham Airport runway extension expected to
start in 2012 and be ready by 2014
- Birmingham airport aspiration to be a major
air transport hub
- New law enables Met Police to recover London City Airport security cost
- Controversial planning document could pave way
for Belfast City Airport runway extension
- The Belfast City Airport Judicial Review hearing on 13th � 15th June
- Also Inquiry
- Fight against Bristol airport�s expansion plans
is far from over as the application for Judicial Review goes to the High Court
- Rising debt forces Newcastle airport sale
- Plymouth City Airport to close in December
- Idling airplanes produce more harmful pollution than previously thought
- Heathrow Airport villages 'dying due to buy-up
- At Southend SAEN appeals against Judicial
Review decision and the Ecclesiastical Court ponders the loss of 38 metres of
- Depressed in Barcelona - John Stewart on the problems of living under a
tourist destination flight path
- Campaigners step up Dunsfold Park fight due to threat of unrestricted
- EMA wind turbines to produce a tiny amount of the airport's electricity
- Have your say on new Heathrow airport
consultation on noise mitigation
- Lydd Airport Inquiry resumes: Dungeness as a
Fukushima in the making?
- Nuclear power stations: Another safety
exemption for aviation?
- Coventry Airport investment 'will create 10,000
jobs' (highly unlikely)
- Latest Carlisle Airport plans could end up at
- Socio-economic class of UK passengers has not changed over time
- EC should make tax fairer by extending VAT to
- Guernsey Airport runway rebuild expects
compulsory purchase of land
- Amid greenwashing claims, US environmental groups tell their major airlines
to drop opposition to EU ETS
- Reform of Air Passenger Duty - A Response from
- Reform of Air Passenger Duty - A Response from GACC (cont)
- Olympic Torch will be flying to outlying parts
of the UK - not by ferry?
- Global CO2 levels - over 389 ppm in 2010 (316 ppm in 1959)
- Useful Info
Aviation Scoping Document consultation launched,
with recognition that aviation growth must be within environmental limits
Probably the most significant thing in the past
few weeks has been the publication of the Government's Scoping Document on
aviation. This is a public consultation which continues till the end of
September. It is the first stage of a two year process, by which the DfT will
slowly come up with a policy to replace the 2003 Aviation White Paper, which
is widely acknowledged to be out of date now that the south east runways
component has been removed.
The consultation questions are very broad and
general, and reveal that much in the UK's future aviation policy is up for
discussion. The main points are that it confirms the decision not to build
new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted - and that environmental issues
have to be addressed.
Many people may wish to respond in due course,
and AirportWatch - as well as many of our member organisations - will be
providing guidance on how best to do this, and insights into key issues and
what needs to be included in the final aviation policy, which is due to be
finalised by early 2013. There will be much more during the summer on this.
No one seems to have done anything much that is
disobedient or photogenic relating to aviation this last month, so this
bulletin is a bit heavy on facts and policies.
But I hope you find items of interest.
Het Britse HACAN brengt verslag uit over hun twee grote
Heathrow capmpagnes, een over nachtvluchten, een over vluchtroutes. Een jong
campagneteam plakte ook affiches over met protest tegen de
luchtvaartmaatschappijen die nog altijd als zeer vervuilende en de gezondheid
belastende industrie GEEN BTW hoeven te betalen
Jonge HACAN campagnevoerders plakken posters over met protest tegen geen
btw voor luchtvaartindustrie.
HACAN bestelt regelmatig rapporten bij onafhankelijke internationale
consultancies die ook voor België interessant zijn Recenteen bij de
Nederlandse economische consultancy CE Delft over onzin gederfde inkomsten als
nachtvluchten worden afgeschaft. Al in 2007 bij Veritas over de werkelijke
vluchtfrequentie en hoogte van overvliegende vliegtuigen over nieuwe regio's
in en rond Londen.
Lees het Jopurnaal van Hacan :
Night Fight Ban Could Benefit the Economy
Daedalus: "Interessant document. HACAN trekt ook ten strijde tegen concentratie
van vluchten. Het gaat hier om landende vluchten rond Heathrow - waar de
vertrekken overigens al gespreid worden - waardoor mensen die ver af van de
luchthaven wonen zich nu ineens als naaste buren van de luchthaven gaan voelen.
Waar hebben we dat nog eens gehoord?"
Data at 300 European airports reveals
winners and losers in 2010 by airport and country; demand up 4.8%. Belgium is in
According to the statistics of AirportWatch,
only two airports in whole the U.K. are more trafficked than Oslo Airport
Gardermoen (OSL) though whole Norway's population isn't much greater than half
of London's (about 4,9 mill. inhabitants). In 2010, OSL had about 19 million
The January 2011 AirportWatch bulletin is attached. It is
also on the AirportWatch website under Publications at
(and on the website in Word too).
Aviation remains a highly newsworth topic, and there will be plenty going on
this year. In March the DfT will publish its Scoping Document on aviation, which
will be a chance to get debate going on many aspects of the industry. Key
organisations will be consulted this year, but not the general public. By next
spring there will be a more detailed policy for public consultation.
AirportWatch has produced 3 new information booklets to help inform debate and
put key facts and arguments together in easily accessible form. There are
booklets on aviation policy, economics and noise - and a further one on climate
change and technology will be ready soon.
They can be found at
This bulletin contains the following items:
- VAT went up to 20% on 4th January; but aviation still pays no VAT
- From the Chair of AirportWatch, John Stewart. Why should aviation be a special
- 2011: Important Year in Europe. European Commission considering putting VAT on
the cost of air travel
- Manchester Airport On Trial: Guilty verdicts on eleven, but the fight
continues with another trial of the remaining six in February
- Nellie (the elephant in the room) drops in on Manchester City Council's
climate change conference
- Coop Bank's refinancing of Manchester Airport draws criticism from
- £110,000 payout to two families as Manchester Airport hits value of houses
- £15m of Government Regional Growth Fund for Birmingham
Airport runway plans
- Dismay as Judge allows Newham green light to London City Airport expansion
- The London City Airport Public Safety Zone is getting bigger and covering more
- New report from Europe shows people are disturbed by much lower levels of
aircraft noise than previously admitted (including new Heathrow noise report)
- Edinburgh Airport intent on huge expansion in its draft Master Plan
- Update on Bristol Airport application
- Carlisle airport application hopes for 200,000 passengers by 2025 and 5 return
flights per day
- Southend update. Airport Jobs?
- Update from Luton
- Belfast City residents' fury at removal of airport passenger limit
- Briefing paper produced by Belfast City Airport Watch on why Northern Ireland
needs a regional aviation strategy
- Email action against Lufthansa's aviation biofuel plans
- Dismantling company finds innovative ways of reusing scrapped aircraft
- 2010 UK airports total Terminal Passengers down - 3.5% compared to 2009
- CCC: UK should commit to a 60% cut in emissions by 2030 and UK aviation
emissions should be no higher in 2050 than they were in 2005
of aviation industry at the expense of citizens are obscene.The
profits are helped by all the tax-breaks the aviation industry gets because it
does not pay VAT or tax on its fuel. And of course it doesn�t pay the full cost
of the noise and emissions it is responsible for. This year UECNA is going to
be working with T & E and other lobby groups to press for this situation to
end. There may be some opportunities for change to take place because the
European Commission is going to be revising the VAT Directive, the Energy
Directive (which includes taxes on fuel) and very possibly the Noise Directive.
I think they provide us all with opportunities to work together.
On Tuesday 4.1.2011 British VAT goes up to
20% in the
UK, but still aviation
Lees het persbericht
CE Delft bevestigt: afschaffing nachtvluchten op Heathrow is
goed voor economie want evt verlies aan vluchten wordt ruimschoots gecompenseerd
door winst op gezondheidsvlak
A major HACAN report launched yesterday shows that
a ban on night flights at Heathrow before 6am could be expected to have overall
benefits for the wider
economy. The new report, commissioned by HACAN from the Dutch economists CE
Delft, has found that a night flight ban at Heathrow before 6am could benefit
the national economy by as much as £860 million over a 10 year period. The big
savings would be in the monetary costs associated with sleep deprivation.
Because of the huge number of people living under the Heathrow night flight path,
these savings could be expected to outweigh any loss of income to the aviation
industry. CE Delft argues that the national economy would only be harmed if none
of the passengers who currently arrive on the flights before 6am failed to
transfer to flights arriving at other times. If that were to take place, the
national economy could lose up to £35 million over a 10 year period, but the
report states that the chances of that happening are "highly unlikely".
Getuigenis UECNA lid: "I was recently in Sydney and the first flight seemed to
arrive at about 7.10 in the morning, a curfew that is apparently very unpopular
with some carriers, especially freight. There didn't seem to be flights after
10 pm either. However the airport has terrible noise impact on Sydney, though
somewhat tempered when flights leave over Botany Bay, which is much of the time.
On flying home to Italy, the plane was due to land in Rome at 7 am, but it was
one hour early due to high altitude headwinds being weaker than usual, landing
at 6 am. Evidently there is no curfew in Rome! The flight took off from Hong
Kong at ten minutes past midnight." (H.A., Italy).
Bekijk het rapport
Online Library for all European
activists against airport nuisance
UECNA (the European
Union of Action Groups against airport nuisance) has set up an Online Library.
There are a lot of reports and much information in the different European
countries about aviation, airports, health, economics, campaigning etc. The
aim of the Online Library is to have them in one place.
The Online Library
will be part of the AirportWatch website, based in the UK –www.airportwatch.org.uk If
you have any reports or information you would like to put on it, please email
it to Sarah Clayton : firstname.lastname@example.org Please
indicate that it is for the Online Library. You can send it through in any
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European Commission wants to revise its position on slots
On Monday the 29th of november John Stewart was
in Brussels representing UECNA (the Europe-wide network of airport campaign
groups) at a conference/seminar organized by the European Commission which is
considering whether to revise its position on slots. The meeting was to get
views of ?stakeholders? as to what they should do. 90% of the participants were
either from the aviation industry or from the Government departments in EU
countries which are responsible for transport.
Attached is a short report of
Lijst met luchthavens
Rapport Airport Observatory Working Group 1
Britse AirportWatch viert Gatwick overwinning
(and on the website in Word too).
The November bulletin contains the following:
- High Court Judicial Review by Fight the
Flights against Newham Council decision on London City Airport
- Jobs claims by London City Airport shown to
be misleading and inaccurate
- New research reveals sky-high noise levels
- London City Airport - worse than living near Heathrow
- Philip Hammond Moves Away from Predict and
Runway rethink ruled out in aviation review but industry must decarbonise
- From the Chair, John Stewart
- Aviation scoping document will be
published by DfT March 2011
- Gatwick runway victory celebrated
- CAA Consultation on ?Future Airspace
Strategy for the UK"
- Taxpayers to pay yet more to fund road
scheme to help Birmingham Airport runway extension
- Boris Johnson still pressing for Thames
Estuary airport ... while PM rules it out
- Solena and Rentech to partner on synthetic
fuel technology for Europe's proposed first jet fuel facility, in London
- Lufhansa plans trial in spring 2011 with
biofuel partly made from palm oil
- Residents concerned at bmibaby move to
Belfast City airport; questions raised over passenger limit
- Noise Action Plans soon to go to ministers
? at last
- Stansted update
- Air Passenger Duty rose on 1st November to
massive industry whinge
- Austria to introduce flight departure
eco-tax - ?8 for short haul ?40 long haul
(including details of air taxes in
several EU countries)
- EU transport emissions up 34% since 1990
and aviation emissions up 110%
- Aberdeen airport 125 metre runway extension
is expected to begin in March
- IATA says global air passenger demand is
strengthening - up +10.1% in October
- Revamp to shut Manchester Airport main
runway at night for eight months
- BAA may face changes to forced UK airport
sales - Competition Commission invites submissions
- Race from Edinburgh to the Gherkin. Train v
Plane. Train won.
- Ban-ki Moon: UN climate finance report
demands global tax hike including aviation finance
- CAA publishes 2009 air passenger survey -
fewer poor people flew
- Southend Update - Airport hotel given
planning permission by Southend Council
and Appropriation and Disposal of open
space land by Southend Council - to assist the airport
- Manston night flight plans grounded by
Thanet Council; consultation is delayed
- Greenhouse gases at record levels: CO2 at
387 ppm in October at Mauna Loa
- MORE GLARING JUXTAPHOTISIONS - the amazing
juxtapositions of completely conflicting images
- Increased shopping trips to German
Christmas markets, and New York
- Plane Stupid wins international award for
falling polar bear film
Hope you find it of interest. Feedback
UECNA [EuropeanAviationCampaigners] Intra European Capacity Report -
This report contains interesting information
about the busiest routes within Europe. Many of them are routes covering
relatively short distances.
Progress of Environmental Noise
Directive (END): timing for revision + action points
The Commission (DG Environment) is now
preparing a study on the implementation of the END which will be published at
the end of March 2011 at the latest.
October 2010 bulletin van AirportWatch
Lees de inhoud en het rapport
Ook op Schiphol worden geluidscontouren berekend en niet gemeten en wil beleid
zich dus NIET op de realiteit baseren om de geluidshinder te verdelen.
Parlement steekt intussen stokje voor plannen overgangskabinet.
CNEJAE (Franse gerechtelijke commissie luchtvaart en
ruimte) breekt onderzoekscommissie vliegtuigongelukken tot de grond toe af.
Drie experts blijken schokkend incompetent
Lees het artikel
Italiaanse actiegroep weet al drie
jaar Viterbo als Rome's derde luchthaven tegen te houden en wil dat we allemaal
meer aan de grond blijven
from the Viterbo "Preventive" Committee against the airport and for the
reduction of the aviation sector
Lees het ganse artikel
For immediate use
Victory Against All The Odds
New book describing how the
Heathrow campaign was won released to mark official celebration of the victory
outlining the successful campaign to stop the expansion of Heathrow has been
released to mark the official celebration of the event on Saturday 28th
Victory Against All The Odds has been written by John Stewart, the Chair
of HACAN, one of the main organisations in the coalition of groups which
successfully fought the plans to expand the airport.
Britse burgerlijke ingenieurs vragen
dat vliegen duurder wordt en waar ligt het breekpunt dat mensen niet meer zouden
FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT: A FIRST VICTORY. OM EUROPESE REGELGEVING TE
RESPECTEREN MOGEN ER OP CAMPINO MAAR 60VLUCHTEN PER DAG ZIJN IPV 200 ZOALS NU
EROI: Air Transport will be the first to go.
Hannes Kunz of the Institute of Integrated Economic Research, Switzerland made
a speech on Energy Return on (energy) invested. Note
that air transport will be the first to go.
EROI means "Energy Return On (energy) Invested": a very interesting
parameter for deciding whether energy sources are really sources, or rather
energy sinks, as in the case of hydrogen.
These are the changes to expect as oil becomes scarcer and hence more
expensive: the process has already
The newsletter from HACAN, which gives details of the
successful campaign to stop expansion at Heathrow
Journal of HACAN
Duitsland introduceert vliegtaks.
De boodschap in alle landen is: als uw regering belastingen opschroeft en
bezuinigt moet de luchtvaart haar steentje bijdragen. Ze mag geen
belastingontduikende subsidies meer krijgen en dient veel zwaarder belast te
worden dan de lichtgewicht taxering die ze nu krijgt.
UK Government drops plans for 3rd runway at
Heathrow and will block plans for new runways at Stansted and Gatwick. Activists
at Heathrow campaigned 10 years to achieve this
UECNA News 16/04/2010 : UECNA OVER
GEVOLGEN VULKAANUITBARSTING VOOR LUCHTVAART
This is an amazing day to be sending out news about airports !
With the volcanic clouds filling the upper atmosphere with an abrasive mixture
dangerous to aircraft engines, it seems to be the quietest day in the UK's skies
(apart from some helicopters) for many decades, with just about all the UK
airspace closed. There have been comments from hundreds of people to say how
much they are appreciating the peace, realising just how noisy life usually is,
and listening to the unfamiliar sound of birdsong. An unusual day.
Lees het artikel
UECNA News 14/04/2010 : Association of European Airlines voorspelt opnieuw
passagiersgroei voor 2010
UECNA News 06/03/2010 :
A major report which HACAN commissioned from
the Aviation Environment Federation and which it has just published.
Lees het artikel
The printable version of the December 2009 Bulletin can be downloaded from our
Excertp from december
A new study on aviation says the pace of improvements in aircraft engine
efficiency is very slow, and no progress has been made in the last decade.
It calls for a carbon dioxide emissions standard for engines already in
The report is at http://www.theicct.org/documents/ICCT_Aircraft_Efficiency_final.pdf
(20 pages )
A new report suggests airlines could make large windfall profits from
aviation joining the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2012, if airlines
charge customers for emission allowances they are given free-of-charge
The new European Commission sees some familiar faces in the
directorates affecting transport and the environment, with a reshuffle of
tasks as well as personnel.
LINK TO 'AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT NEWS'
Here is a link to Airport Development News - a useful quarterly newsletter
with a section on each global region, with info about major infrastructure
plans, funding and investments.
In the July 2009 issue there is an article about a possible freight airport in
Enna, Sicily (the runway would be longer than the town), a possible Chinese
investment. Does anyone have any information on this?
If it goes ahead Sicily has a reputation for epic campaigns against developments
like major roads.
2010 could be an
important year for noise in Europe.The European
Commission will be making its comments on the Noise Action Plans. The European
Commission is expected to start the process of revising its two Noise Directives
– one on Airport Noise – Directive 2002/30/EC; and one on all aspects of Noise –