Landuyt appeals Zaventem noise ruling

19th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 April 2006, BRUSSELS — Transport Minister Renaat Landuyt will appeal in the Supreme Court against a ruling ordering the federal government to ensure a better spread of flights around Zaventem Airport.

19 April 2006

BRUSSELS — Transport Minister Renaat Landuyt will appeal in the Supreme Court against a ruling ordering the federal government to ensure a better spread of flights around Zaventem Airport.

The Brussels Court of Appeal ordered the federal government last month to ensure a more even spread of noise pollution around the airport.

Failure to do so would result in the government incurring hefty fines. A deadline was given by the end of this week.

"We must comply with the ruling, but in the meantime we can appeal to the court of cassation," the Socialist SP.A minister said.
 
Landuyt has already adjusted his flight dispersal plan, which will be officially unveiled later to the cabinet on Friday.

The new plan primarily involves adjustments to flights during the day on weekends and is designed to end a bitter dispute between the federal, Flemish and Brussels governments over the airport's noise pollution.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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