Private jets are prohibited from Schiphol to make Amsterdam cleaner and quieter.

A number of initiatives have been put in place by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's (AMS) governing business to lessen the environmental impact of the Netherlands airport. The Royal Schiphol Group, which controls Eindhoven Airport (EIN), Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), Lelystad Airport (LEY), and AMS, has unveiled eight initiatives that would result in "quieter, cleaner, and better aviation." The most prominent restrictions include a nightly curfew, a ban on takeoffs and landings between the hours of 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM and between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM, no additional runway, a ban on private jet flights, and a cap on flights by the "noisiest aircraft."


The Netherlands and the rest of the world are connected by Schiphol. The CEO of the Royal Schiphol Group, Ruud Sondag, said, "We want to keep doing it, but we have to do it better. The only option for the airport to move forward, according to Sondag, is "to become quieter and cleaner more quickly." The CEO added that although the business had been concentrating on expansion, "too little" attention had been paid to the effects of that growth. "We must be sustainable for our workers, the local environment, and the global environment," continued Sondag. I am aware that the decisions we make may have a big impact on the aviation sector, but they are necessary. This proves that we mean business, he said.

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The focus on lowering CO2 and noise emissions in accordance with the legally enforceable Paris Agreement, an international agreement on climate change, forms the basis of the adjustments. First, there will be 10,000 fewer flights per night due to the nighttime curfew, which forbids takeoffs between 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM and forbids landings at AMS between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. The Royal Schiphol Group also intends to cut back on the number of flights scheduled for early morning or late night takeoffs and landings.

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Second, according to the Royal Schiphol Group, "We intend to take a harder approach regarding louder aircraft by gradually tightening current rules for aircraft that are allowed to take off from and land at Schiphol." The airport-owning corporation is also going after private planes and small business aviation, claiming that both of these industries produce "disproportionately high levels of noise disturbance and CO2 emissions per passenger (around 20 times more CO2 than a commercial flight)". The airport said that "adequate scheduled services are available to the most popular locations flown to by private planes," even though capacity will still be set aside for police and medical flights.

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