The Airport Regions Conference (ARC) is an association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near their territories. The ARC brings together a wide range of expertise at the interface of air transport and local and regional policies. A common concern is to balance the economic benefits generated by the airports with their environmental impact.

30

Member Regions

15

EU Countries

70

Million Residents

600

Million Passengers

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ANIMA Project at the European Parliament | Promo Video

May 8, 2018 - ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches. The ANIMA project is a people-oriented research project. It aims at identifying and diffusing best practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around airports. The project also makes an effort to better understand the non-acoustical factors which influence noise annoyance, but also to improve the quality of life of communities surrounding airports.

Pilot project ‘immersive language customised to job’ successful at Brussels Airport

April 10, 2018 - The pilot project whereby non native speakers receive an intensive language course customised to their future job, is causing many happy faces. The employers at the airport even want to expand the project. At Brussels Airport, the language in the work place is in many cases Dutch. But the companies need additional staff and many ...

La Vanguardia: Gavà mayor asks for European support for the acoustic impact of the airport

March 28, 2018 - After Vueling demanded to modify runway usage at the El Prat airport to improve efficiency, but which would harm the residents of the Gavà Mar neighborhood because of increased aviation noise annoyance, the mayor of Gavà, Raquel Sánchez,explained the problem in the European Parliament. Read the full article (in Spanish) on the La Vanguardia website.

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An Intermodal Approach towards Airport Access

An Intermodal Approach towards Airport Access

April 10, 2018 - April 2018 Improving surface access to airports is a crucial aspect of handling expected air traffic growth that will put much pressure on Europe’s airports and the transport network that links the airports with city centres and their hinterland. It became clear that including the grievances of residents living nearby gateways is key. Combining an improved public acceptance with seamless travel and a good passenger experience will most definitely contribute to the preservation of the wider European integration project.

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ANIMA

ANIMA

ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches. The ANIMA project is a people-oriented research project. It aims at identifying and diffusing best practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around airports.

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