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Environmental licence

The environmental licence for Antwerp Airport was granted on 24 October 2008 by the Flemish Minister for Public Works, Energy, the Environment and Nature. The airport also has an environmental co-ordinator of the second level.

Special conditions

1. Opening hours

The airport is closed to all air traffic between 11 pm and 6.30 am, with the exception of urgent medical flights and landing aircraft in delay, the landing of which is planned at the latest at 10.30 pm.


2. Noise contours

The noise contours and the number of potential residents seriously affected by noise have to be calculated annually. The number of potential residents seriously affected by noise, the number of residents in the LDN noise contour of 55 dB(A), and the number of residents in the LAeq, day noise contour of 55 dB(A) cannot rise compared to the reference year 2000.


3. Complaints

The operator develops a system for the registration and follow-up of complaints. Complaints are only valid when entered in the following form


4. Training flights

In order to limit the nuisance for the people living in the neighbourhood of the Airport, only two aircraft can be in a holding pattern at the same time. On working days (from Monday to Friday) and on Saturdays, training flights are allowed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (to 8 p.m. during winter hour), local time. On Sundays and holidays, no touch-and-go flights (circuit flying) are allowed. Each individual touch-and-go is regarded as a flight.

The total number of flights for training is limited as follows:
a) in 2009 and 2010: maximum 23,000 flights a year;
b) in 2011 and 2012: maximum 21,000 flights a year;
c) in 2013: maximum 19,000 flights a year;
d) from 2014 to 2018 inclusive: maximum 12,000 flights a year;
e) from 2019 to 2022 inclusive: maximum 10,000 flights a year;
f) from 2023 onwards: maximum 8,000 flights a year.

For touch-and-go flights (circuit flying), aircraft with a MTOW (maximum take-off weight) of less than 2,000 kg must  have a maximum noise level of 76 dB(A), certified by the Aviation Directorate-General of the Federal Public Service for Mobility.