Noise is one of the main themes of Air France-KLM’s environmental policy. The Group aims to meet the increasing customers demand for mobility, without compromising acceptable noise hindrance levels for people living near airports.

Principal levers:

  • Renewal and modernization of the fleet have a major impact on the noise reduction at source
  • Noise abatement departure and approach procedures
  • Respecting scheduled times
  • Dialogue with residents

French and Dutch government policies include exposure to aircraft noise in urban planning considerations, and include financial help for soundproofing homes.
Every year, Air France-KLM paid almost 30 million euros towards soundproofing. Air transport is the only industry that fully finances such a comprehensive noise hindrance reduction system.