On Thursday 14 July 2022, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) implemented a nuisance-reducing measure called 'The curve at Uitgeest'. Aircraft that land on the Polderbaan Runway at night will fly in a curve around Uitgeest. The utilisation of the new fixed approach route towards the Polderbaan reduces noise nuisance at night for people living in Uitgeest, Castricum, Heemskerk and Beverwijk.
Published on: 14 July 2022
Flying in a curve towards the runway
With the new fixed approach route to the Polderbaan Runway, air traffic is diverted as much as possible around residential areas. This is possible thanks to innovative technology that enables aircraft to fly in a curve towards the runway as they make their approach. LVNL previously introduced a similar fixed route towards the Zwanenburgbaan Runway, with air traffic flying in a curve around Krommenie and Assendelft. Read more about these routes and about other measures to reduce noise nuisance on minderhinderschiphol.nl (information in Dutch).
Collaboration with local community
The new flight route 'The curve at Uitgeest' was developed on the request of local residents. It was achieved in close collaboration with residents, administrators in the area around Schiphol, Schiphol Local Community Council and airlines. Michiel van Dorst, CEO of LVNL, says: 'Thanks to the efforts of all parties involved, we are able to reduce air traffic-related noise nuisance.'