Noise protection area for Memmingen Airport

At its meeting today, the Council of Ministers passed an ordinance on the designation of a noise protection area for Memmingen Airport. The ordinance implements the federal law on protection against aircraft noise (Aircraft Noise Act) at Memmingen Airport and is to come into force on 1 December 2012. “With the ordinance now passed by the state government, we are taking another important step forward in protecting against aircraft noise in Bavaria. In particular, this replaces the existing but now obsolete noise protection area for Memmingen Airport, which was established by the federal government at the time,” explained Bavaria’s Transport Minister Martin Zeil. Depending on the location of a property within the noise abatement area, specific legal consequences will result from the designation: These include claims by property owners (e.g. claims for reimbursement of expenses for noise protection measures) or restrictions on building use, including a building ban. This is the first time in Bavaria that a state legislative procedure has been completed in accordance with the current Aircraft Noise Act for a civil airport. The noise protection area was calculated very carefully with the ordinance text in the interests of the affected citizens. “The calculation is based on scientific forecasts of flight operations up to 2020 and an extensive compilation of data and documentation comprising several hundred pages. We have also subjected these to critical quality assurance with the involvement of expert consultants,” emphasised Zeil.

Source: Bavarian State Government | 06.11.2012

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Flughafen Memmingen GmbH
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87766 Memmingerberg
Ralf Schmid
Phone: +49 8331 9725 0

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