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.


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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.

1st ANIMA Technical Review and Project Management Meeting: motivation is the keyword, as progress is visible

March 16, 2018 -   Bucharest, 16 March 2018 – The ANIMA partners gathered in Bucharest between 12-15 March to showcase their efforts and progress made on the project’s deliverables. The Technical Review and Project Management Meeting is a biannual joint meeting which gathers all project partners in order to assess the state of play of the work being ...

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Air Connectivity in European Regions

Air Connectivity in European Regions

March 23, 2018 - December 2017 This paper was issued in the light of an event on air transport connectivity organised by ARC and hosted by Estonian Member of European Parliament (MEP) Urmas Paet on 5 December 2017 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

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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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