On June 30, ANIMA project organised a webinar on the topic of aircraft noise post-COVID-19. The webinar gathered almost 200 participants from all over the world and it included contributions from key stakeholders, ranging from EUROCONTROL, to the European Commission, and the Municipality of Rotterdam together with the Rotterdam community and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. ANIMA project partners, with the support of stakeholders, delivered insights on current aviation trends, community experience, and expectations about aviation recovery and noise management. Most importantly, this webinar highlighted that the recovery of the aviation sector after COVID-19 is an opportunity to adopt an inclusive approach to aviation noise management, by fostering dialogue between all the stakeholders, from local communities to airports. To navigate through the webinar, we invite you to read the speech of the ANIMA project coordinator, Laurent Leylekian (ONERA – the French Aerospace Lab). His words will guide you throughout the main outputs of the ANIMA webinar (Aviation Noise Perception after COVID-19): Are we really in a time “after COVID-19”? I do not know. What I know however, what we all know, is that civil aviation is by nature one of the most globalized industry, and as such, it is one of […]
ANIMA project organised a webinar on the topic of aircraft noise to discuss what its return, post-COVID-19, might mean for both the aviation sector and the local communities. We also took a look at how the European Union will adapt its short- and long-term plans in research and transport through the prism of both COVID-19 recovery, as well as the Green Deal. As skies have grown quiet in Europe and beyond due to COVID-19 crisis, there has been an unprecedented period of respite for communities living around airports, which were previously exposed to far higher levels and amounts of noise. While aviation activity could grow again, eventually up to pre-COVID-19 levels, the perception of aviation noise might shift as well. Will noise become even more noticeable or will it a be, to some extent, a symbol of the return to “normality”? At the same time, the European Parliament advocates for a green and ambitious EU COVID-19 recovery plan with the values of the EU Green Deal at its centre. These values could act as a compass for the COVID-19 recovery of the aviation sector as well – an opportunity for sustainable growth, based on a coherent and transparent approach to noise management and mitigation. In this webinar, we will explore the links between improving the quality of life […]
During the latest ANIMA project meeting held between 9-12 March 2020, the project began its collaboration with the ANNA group (Aircraft Noise Non-Acoustic). The goal of the meeting was to exchange knowledge on noise impact management.
The ANIMA project took on a central role at the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), making its results available to the research community and beyond. Attendees were able to test the latest versions of the ANIMA tools and to get an overview of aviation noise research efforts at European level. ANIMA also led a session dedicated to noise impacts, where project partners displayed their latest research studies.