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Changing the environmental impact of aviation: evolution over revolution

Earlier this month, the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) member states ratified the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This scheme takes effect in 2021, and even then, it is voluntary until 2027. Not exactly a swift ‘green’ revolution. Why so...

Ambient noise
Why ambient noise should be considered when assessing noise impact

Currently there’s an on-going debate about the expansion of airport capacity of London, and whether Gatwick or Heathrow should be expanded with an additional runway. Both options are controversial, as many people are likely to be affected by an increase of noise, traffic and pollution. It...

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Capacity at Dutch airports is running out

This month the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is expected to present an action agenda to maintain Schiphol Airport’s position as one of Europe’s main hub airports with a strong network of connections. We are looking forward to this Mainport Schiphol policy paper....

Happy New Year!

First of all we want to take a moment to address our clients and relations: Thank you for the trust over the last year, may the New Year bring us more wonderful opportunities to work together. Happy New Year, for you and your loved ones! Last...

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...