Schiphol and air traffic control measures to limit noise pollution NOW

Schiphol and Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) will take measures to reduce the noise nuisance caused by air traffic to and from Schiphol for local residents. Both parties report this on Thursday.

As a result of the measures, the “perception of noise pollution” should decrease in both the inner and outer areas of Schiphol, LVNL reports.

During night flights, the Polderbaan – Schiphol’s most northerly and westerly runway – must be approached higher by aircraft, so that residents of Castricum and Limmen should be less bothered by noise.

In addition, the package of measures states that the Aalsmeerbaan, the Zwanenburgbaan and the Buitenveldertbaan – the jobs that affect most local residents – should be used as little as possible. Certain flight routes, such as those at Uithoorn, must also be “optimized”.

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, asked in a letter last year for a plan with “concrete measures” to reduce Schiphol’s noise pollution.

Residents of the airport can respond to the plans of Schiphol and LVNL, including during meetings. At the end of this year, the package will be offered to Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen.

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