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Aviation and Climate Change; Impact and Initiatives

This week the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is taking place in Paris. The international aviation and shipping emissions are not included in the carbon reduction goals of signatories to the Kyoto agreement, but this does not mean the aviation and shipping are...

Shot Of Airplane Flying Above Skyscrapers In City Of Bangkok Dow
OLET: A new tool to analyse obstacle limitation surfaces

Airports play an important role in the stimulation of economic growth of the cities in their catchment area. The other way around is equally true: economic growth will stimulate the demand for bigger airports. While the city grows, new high-rise developments can hinder the airport’s...

Obstacle Limitation Around Airports; why so Restrictive?
Obstacle limitation around airports; why so restrictive?

Real estate and housing developers, planners and wind energy companies face stringent height restrictions around airports. At first sight, these height restrictions seem disproportionate to the altitude of the aircraft that pass overhead. Also, the height of buildings away from the take-off and landing paths...