News: Look back at implemented ‘Minder Hinder’ measures

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) and Schiphol are working all year to reduce noise nuisance caused by air traffic in the airport's vicinity. At this moment, 9 of the no less than 44 nuisance-reducing measures have been implemented. We look back at two fine measures that have been noticeable in the surrounding area: Landing with GPS navigation and The turn at Uitgeest.

Published on: 14 December 2022

GPS-enabled landings

Thanks to GPS navigation, it is possible to start the final approach when there is sufficient visibility on every runway. This is therefore possible even when a runway's instrument landing system is not available. This allows aircraft to continue landing on the runways with the least relative noise impact. Moreover, GPS navigation is a prerequisite for other noise reduction measures.

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The turn at Uitgeest

Since 14 July this year, there has been a new fixed night-time approach route to the Polderbaan Runway whereby aircraft fly around Uitgeest in a turn as much as possible. This reduces noise nuisance at night for residents of Uitgeest, Castricum, Heemskerk and Beverwijk. Flying around residential areas is possible thanks to an innovative technique that allows aircraft to fly in curves on the approach to the runway instead of just straight ahead.

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More nuisance reduction

On you will find an overview of all measures that Schiphol and LVNL are currently considering. You can also see which measures have already been realised.