Aircraft taking off and landing cause noise pollution in the surrounding area. As an airport, we want to take our responsibility to limit the nuisance from our own activities as much as possible. We act on our own doorstep, but we also support our partners – air traffic control and the airlines – in reducing aircraft noise.
The most important measurement unit for environmental noise in Europe is Lden, which is expressed in decibels (dB). The Lden noise contours are a combination of three different contours: day contours (7 am to 7 pm), evening contours (7 pm to 11 pm) and night contours (11 pm to 7 am). We attribute more weight to the evening period (+ 5 dB) and the night period (+ 10 dB).