The member associations of the Airport Environmental Advisory Commission, supported by some elected officials, call for the study of an air curfew from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. and flight restrictions on the rest of the night.
January, Night flight. The famous novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which told the nascent epic of the Aéropostale thanks, in particular, to night flights, would it be out of fashion in Toulouse, homeland of aeronautics? The Collective against aerial nuisances of the Toulouse conurbation declares itself in any case in favor of the banning of night flights in order to guarantee the sleep and health of residents of the airport exposed to noise and relays a call for the study of an air curfew.
Curfew from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
According to the member associations of the airport’s Consultative Committee on the Environment (CCE), “the measures put in place within the framework of the PPBE 2012-2017 (plan for the prevention of noise in the environment) have not allowed the control of airborne noise around the airport platform, the number of people subjected to nighttime noise has increased sharply and exceeded, from 2017, the projections for 2030 and the noise zones in the middle of the night have extended to the most more populated”. The associations urging “all members of the CEC, elected officials and representatives of institutions to join our call for clear and measurable noise reduction objectives to be set for the new PPBE (with a) return to a level of nocturnal noise less than or equal to that measured in 2010”. They asked, during the CEC meeting on January 19, that a curfew be studied from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., as well as strict limitations on the number and type of planes. able to fly at the beginning of the night (10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) and at the end of the night (6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.).
The support of the PCF31
“A low emission zone can and must apply to air traffic”, considers the communist party Haute-Garonne, which supports the request for a night air curfew and criticizes the establishment of a ZFE (zone with low emissions). emissions) automobile which will deprive “low-income residents (of) the right to circular in the city or to enter it”, according to him.