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Schiphol and the local area

KLM STORY

Published

17th May, 2012

The growth of the aviation industry and of KLM in particular is a positive development from an economic point of view. However, growth brings with it the need to expand our national airport, which generates economic activity and many employment opportunities, but sometimes causes noise pollution for local residents too. This is not something to which we want to turn a blind eye.

KLM is working hard to limit the noise pollution caused by the aviation industry as much as possible. The development and introduction of quieter engines, the improvement of landing procedures, the introduction of more effective logistics in the air and the provision of a generous financial contribution to noise insulation projects for local residents are just a few examples.

What we do together

In the Commissie Regionaal Overleg luchthaven Schiphol, CROS (Schiphol Regional Consultative Committee) KLM works with the representatives of local residents to develop measures designed to reduce noise pollution. KLM also participates in the Knowledge and Development Centre (KDC), an initiative that aims to optimise the accessibility of Schiphol. Besides this, KLM is an active participant in the Alders table, in which discussions take place with representatives from central government, regional administrators and residents about the sustainable development of Schiphol for a medium long term (2020). Added to this, we are still initiating visits from surrounding municipalities, which enables administrators to familiarise themselves with our organisation, our role in the region and our efforts to reduce noise pollution.

A good neighbour

KLM would not be KLM if we were to limit our contribution to Schiphol and the surrounding area to a focus on the prevention and compensation of (noise) pollution. We strongly believe in the importance of making the contribution that you would expect of a good neighbour in the broadest sense of the word, which is why we feel that it is vital to be socially involved in the area around us.

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