First of all, I agree with all means of noie abatement, enough money is made and generated by aviation to pay for spound proofing, to buy houses in areas that are most affected, in "silent approach" techniques, whatever it takes.
Whatever is done however, won't please the hard core demonstrators who assemble each Monday now at t1 . They want to close the airport alothgether, at least the nmew runway, a 1 billion€ investment in infrastructure.
Their argument is, that every one in the region needs to be protected, the curfew should be 10 pm to 6 am with no operations after that, regardless.
I was surprised that the subject has not been discussed here yet. Loaded aircraft, most recently an LH
A380., timed departure 22h10, was send back to the gate because the 11 pm deadline passed. Reason was one passenger not showing up, his bags had to be offloaded, after that, a warning lamp came on, they had to find the cause, which was a malfunctioning warning lamp and then it was a few minutes past 11pm. 520 people had their journey spoiled, missed sleep and no one would have noticed the take off of the most silent large aircraft available on the market. Thoink about the enourmous costs for the airline, If the 11pm curfew holds up in court the late evening bank of LH
can no longer operate. I don't even want to think about what that can mean at the end of the day.
The reaction in the local discussion forums is, LH
managers are idiots who cannot manage to send an aircraft out on time, Now, we here know who the idiots are and they don't work for LH
We have mayors who complaoin that aircraft now fly over their territory, I once told one of the mayors to buy a flak. ( I am politically involved) Millions are wasted in court procedures on matters ICAO and the LBA
and the DFS are the only ones who have saying at the end of the day.
is located in a densely populated area, but it is the only location for such a hub, Frankfurt has always been the hub, the corss roads, starting in medieval times and with all modes of transport. There is no other place to re-locate this airport.
DFS is fully cooperative, in the article it says that after 2 month of experience with integrating traffic on the new runway they can now tackle the task of trying CDO. If that proves to be dpoable, we have pilots who are supporting noise abatement procedures because they live in the area. Many pilots of the most affected airline, LH
Cargo, are enthusiastic about it. But again, you won't please people who get up at nights so they can hear the first aircraft flying over their house.