The following objectives are the result of the demands of local residents, shared by many of the associations with which we cooperate

  • Brussels-National Statute

Urban airport reserved exclusively for scheduled and business passenger air traffic, daytime only between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., with a maximum of 220,000 aircraft movements per year.

The airport must be completely closed to all traffic during the night (with exceptions for early arrivals of transatlantic flights due to favorable winds, for example). Temporary maintenance of the current ceiling of 16,000 night flights. In a second phase, night flights between 22:00 and 07:00 will be phased out completely.

  • Type of traffic

Only scheduled and general aviation passenger aircraft must still be admitted during the day at Brussels Airport.

Other types of traffic (charters, low-cost, cargo, freight and express integrators) should be transferred, given their unfavorable specificity in terms of significant environmental nuisance, to airports that have had the courage to take sustainable initiatives to insulate or expropriate their final approach corridors.

  • Track use

The best parallel runways 25 (facing the prevailing winds) should be used as regularly as possible, because on landing they only fly over undeveloped areas such as fields and farmland, and on take-off they allow an equitable distribution of overflights according to the destinations followed by the aircraft.

When wind direction and strength are such that preferential runways 25 cannot be used, the only criterion for choosing an alternative runway must be the wind.

  • Use of procedures

The best overflight routes should be chosen, i.e. roads, freeways, railroad lines; but also industrial or equipment zones, industrial estates or sparsely populated business districts; corridors should be allocated according to the navigation beacons followed by the aircraft, depending on their final destination.

Air routes:

– Rapid correction of the IKEA route, takeoff 19: immediate left turn off the runway at 700 feet, avoiding all urbanized areas
– Transfer all wide-body aircraft weighing more than 136 tonnes from the short turn and the 25R central turn to a route bypassing Brussels to the north.
– Total elimination of the Canal road, day and night
– all published procedures must be strictly followed and applied
– approaches to runway 01 must be made from the south-west without overflying Brussels, Waterloo or Walloon Brabant via a compulsory alignment from Ittre

  • Controls and penalties

The respect of all aeronautical procedures, and the strict control of all airport actors must be carried out in full autonomy and functional independence by a totally neutral and independent control body which can prosecute and sanction all infringements observed without any intervention from the various governments.

  • Information

Full transparency of all information must be guaranteed and made publicly available, so that the partners and residents concerned (regional and local authorities, residents’ and environmental associations and the general public) have the right information at all times on meteorological conditions relating to runway use and aircraft movements in the atmosphere.

  • Sound level meters

Monitoring of the environmental impact on local communities and residents must be made objective by extending the regional sound level meter network.

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