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The airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry is committed to reducing noise at night by stepping up the ban on the flight of the noisiest aircraft on the beach 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, managed by VINCI Airports, has been involved for many years in the search for a balance between the development of airport activities, to meet the mobility needs of residents and businesses in the area, and the limitation of nuisance that this activity can generate for the neighboring populations. Noise reduction is one of the priorities of the airport, which has deployed significant measures in this direction in recent years, in conjunction with the DGAC (Directorate General of Civil Aviation):
- The descent continues for approaching airplanes, avoiding landings and therefore noisy and CO2-emitting go-arounds, since 2018;
- Prohibition of thrust reversers, intensify braking on landing;
- The prohibition of visual approaches, obliging the guidance of the planes by the air traffic controllers and thus ensuring the respect of the air paths;
- Monitoring of trajectories by the DSAC Center Est (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) and if the record of violations is proven;
- The implementation of a device for measuring noise in municipalities and monitoring aircraft trajectories with the Constas system (https://lys.flighttracking.casper.aero/);
- And finally the management of the soundproofing program of neighboring municipalities taken in the PGS (Plan de Gêne Sonore) of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport: 96% of soundproofing requests in noise zones are settled and 100% soundproof schools.
An additional device will soon be put in place to further limit the noise level at night. A shutdown project, developed by the airport and the services of the DGAC, was in fact validated on Wednesday by the Airport Environmental Advisory Commission. It aims to bring a notable reduction in noise at night of the order of 4 decibels, in order to ban the flight of the noisiest aircraft from 10 p.m. time slot extended by one houre compared to the regime implemented in 2005). The decree should be signed in 2022 by the Minister of Transport.
Airlines whose aircraft are affected by this measure have a period of 3 years to pay adapt their aircraft fleet.
This device, developed with the civil aviation services, complements the many measures put in place in recent years by the airport to reduce noise pollution, said the press release from the airport. “Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport thus demonstrates its continued commitment to the quality of life of residents of neighboring municipalities. “
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