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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Prepare for Take-Off! Aviapolis Event on 30-31 of August 2018

June 19, 2018 - ARC Member, the City of Vantaa, is organising a workshop to raise the international profile of its airport city, Aviapolis, on 30-31 August in Vantaa.

Impact of air cargo on local authorities

June 19, 2018 - This extract from "Air cargo in airport regions" presents the impact of airport cargo on airport regions. It covers the following topics: jobs and connectivity as well as the environment.

ANIMA project presented to local communities: How to tackle airport noise nuisance?

June 14, 2018 - This press release is available in English and Spanish – please see below. Gava, 14 June 2018 The first encounter with local communities and other stakeholders took place in Gava, Spain, where yet another ANIMA dissemination event was organised. This event was hosted by the Municipality of Gava and its aim was to enhance stakeholder ...

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Ultrafine Particles in Airport Regions

Ultrafine Particles in Airport Regions

May 23, 2018 - March 2017 Supporting the reduction of ultra-fine particles (UFPs) to the minimum is crucial to preserve a comfortable and healthy lifestyle for residents living in airport regions. Airport Regions Conference is the best-placed organisation to ensure sustainable future aviation policy that keeps these concerns in mind. We would be happy to see our contributed expertise and feedback being translated into additional tools to improve quality of life for our citizens.

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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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