22 SEPTEMBER 2014

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Article from BTNews 22 SEPTEMBER 2014

AOA and airport noise reduction

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has delivered to Parliament a report showing that the carbon footprint of the UK’s 18 largest airports (by passenger numbers) – which represent 95% of air passengers – reduced by almost 3% in just two years, despite passenger numbers increasing by more than 5% and air traffic by almost 2% during the same period.  This is a remarkable achievement which it is hoped the environment lobby will acknowledge.

On noise near airports, the report concludes that the population size within noise contours is beyond the control of airports due to a lack of consistency between national aviation policy and planning policy.  In the last three years, over 5,700 homes have been given planning permission in areas around airports where the Government expects some people will experience annoyance at aircraft noise.  In other words if you buy a house near an airport expect some noise.

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of AOA, said: “This report is an important contribution to the debate around whether our sector can successfully expand without increasing its carbon and noise impacts.  It demonstrates that our country’s airports, which are so crucial to the economic wellbeing of the UK, can grow sustainably, even more so if given proper policy support."    www.aoa.org.uk

 

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