Eindhoven Airport is a military facility that is also used for civilian flights. The current license for civilian use expires on 31 December, 2019, which means continued use for this purpose requires a new license from the next day onwards. On that same date, the airport is also projected to reach the maximum number of permitted civilian aircraft movements (landings and take-offs, LTO): 43,000 per annum. The question arises: what is to be considered a desirable and achievable future for Eindhoven Airport post-2019?
This study calculates the impact of a decline in the number of aircraft movements from 43,000 in 2019 to 30,000 in 2030 on landside and airside emissions. It covers both the CO2 emissions (in the LTO phase as well as during taxiing) and LTO air-pollutant emissions (NOx and PM10) of flights leaving Eindhoven Airport and the landside emissions of ferrying passengers to and from the airport.
The study was commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.