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German Airport Noise Surcharges – Method of Calculation and Effects

Huebner, Kristin and Johannsen, Kai (2013) German Airport Noise Surcharges – Method of Calculation and Effects. AIA-DAGA 2013 Conference on Acoustics, 18.-21. März 2013, Meran, Italien.

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Over the last decade, nearly all major German airports have switched to noise surcharges based on measured sound levels at take-off and landing of aircrafts even though the impact of noise surcharges on airline fleet decisions is not yet proven. Noise surcharges represent about 1% of a network airline’s operating costs, which reduces the probability of a steering effect of noise surcharges to a minimum. Thus an analysis of the level and structure of airport charges identifies a monetary incentive to operate noise-reduced aircrafts. An empirical study at five German international airports over a 10-year period analyzing the development of the fleet mix at the airports shows the fraction of movements of quiet aircrafts did increase. However, the study could not prove this development was caused by noise charges rather than a general fleet modernization process. In fact, there are many other factors, e.g. fuel consumption or range, on the decision of which aircraft type is operated at certain airports. Nevertheless, the study does indicate some marginal impact of noise charges. Recommendations for an optimization of noise charges could be drawn and are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89238/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:German Airport Noise Surcharges – Method of Calculation and Effects
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Huebner, Kristinkristin.huebner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 March 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:noise surcharges, airport charges, fleet mix, monetary incentive
Event Title:AIA-DAGA 2013 Conference on Acoustics
Event Location:Meran, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18.-21. März 2013
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Traffic Management
Deposited By: Hübner, Kristin
Deposited On:10 Jun 2014 15:01
Last Modified:10 Jun 2014 15:01

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