07/14/2013

Skyguide ensures our early morning wakeup

This Sunday morning there were very few ealrly landings. Why did Skyguide then allow departures in both directions?

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07/08/2013

Why don't Geneva people protest more?

In an article in the NZZ last week there was a query about why Geneva residents are only just starting to query aircraft pollution.

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07/03/2013

Summertime, and the flights are delayed.

With the arrival of the summer holiday season there are suddenly lots of delayed flights, giving late night noise to airport neighbours.

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06/19/2013

Did you hear a drone last night?

Last night, 18 June, an unmanned drone flew over Geneva between 11h27 pm and 0h48 am. Did you hear it?

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06/01/2013

An airport cracks down on the noisiest aircraft

Heathrow chiefs want to increase fines for airlines that break noise limits and try new plane departure routes and steeper approaches.

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12/07/2012

The problem of too much noise

On the "En Ligne Directe" radio programme this morning there was a discussion on the problems of noise pollution. Are you affected?

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07/31/2012

The peace of summer nights shattered

Since the start of July, and despite the fact that there are no scheduled airdraft departures after 10 pm, there has been at least one take-off after 11 pm most nights! Why?

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07/05/2012

Holiday period = late night flights

The start of the holiday season has confirmed my gloomy predictions for the last inbound Lisbon flight to arrive after midnight. There have also been some surprisingly late departures.

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02/28/2012

An interesting Sunday night at Geneva airport

After listening to an aircraft taking off over Versoix at midnight I checked the late flights. It was not only the arrival of the Iranian private jet that was worth a few comments.

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12/15/2011

One less very noisy flight

The noisiest regular flight at Geneva airport has long been a Boeing 747 cargo flight to Shanghai, proudly announced by the Airport in July 2009. Now it seems no longer operational.

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10/05/2011

Close your bedroom windows!

Last Saturday there were many reactions to an article in this newspaper on noise in Geneva. Two Vernier residents were particularly annoyed by airport noise.

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07/18/2011

Your early morning call

Sunday: a bad weather forecast, so a late breakfast and a lazy day? My early morning call was an overflight by a departing jet, my late night call an incoming jet at 5 minutes to midnight.

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06/30/2011

Summer = Late flights!

The Summer holidays are now here for some already, this weekend for Geneva, and the signs are that there will be plenty of late flights to disturb people around the airport.

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06/22/2011

A spin at the airport

The Geneva airport environmental report, now available, makes a huge effort to show the airport as environment-friendly. However, it leaves many unpleasant facts unspoken.

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06/05/2011

Aircraft noise in the news

Part of the TSR news program at 7h30 pm last night, 4 June, highlighted the problem of noise around airports and showed one possible Swiss solution. However, even if it works, it will be many years yet before it has an effect.

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