Key noise-related figures for Zurich Airport

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

Number of residents 1) above alarm value for SL II 2)

 

not available 3)

 

5,215

 

5,437

Number of residents above immission limit for SL II

 

not available 3)

 

61,080

 

59,705

Number of residents above the planning value for SL II

 

not available 3)

 

164,115

 

159,556

Daytime aircraft noise levels 4) at NMT 1/3/6/10 (dB[A]) 5)

 

66/58/66/58

 

66/59/66/59

 

67/58/66/58

Number of engine ground tests in the noise protection hangar during the day/night

 

334/233

 

338/312 6)

 

500/360

Number of exceedances of the permissible noise exposure level

 

1

 

5

 

1

Number of registered flight path deviations/investigated

 

4,558/178

 

4,721/167

 

4,055/154

Number of night flight movements (10 p.m.– 6 a.m.)

 

13,655

 

12,476

 

12,369

Proportion in the first hour (10–11 p.m.)

 

10,569

 

9,802

 

9,827

Number of special authorisations for night flights issued 7)

 

312

 

311

 

232

of which emergency, relief and rescue flights

 

61

 

46

 

66

of which police, military and government flights

 

28

 

18

 

20

of which various other types of flight

 

223

 

247

 

146

2010 Sound Insulation Programme: number of properties fitted 8)

 

6,200

 

6,000

 

5,500

Number of complaints and queries relating to noise 9)

 

2,281

 

2,285

 

2,017

1) Encompassing noise contours of the day and night noise limits.

2) Sensitivity level II (SL II) in accordance with Art. 43 of the Federal Noise Abatement Ordinance.

3) Figures will be calculated by Empa and published only after this report is printed.

4) Energy-equivalent continuous sound level of daytime aircraft noise (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.).

5) NMT = Noise Monitoring Terminal, 1 = Rümlang, 3 = Oberglatt, 6 = Glattbrugg, 10 = Nürensdorf.

6) Corrected number compared to the previous year’s report.

7) Special authorisations can be granted for urgent flights operating during the night-time curfew.

8) Number of buildings and properties which have been renovated to date incl. Reimbursements.

9) Includes complaints and enquiries relating to noise levels, flight paths, development of the air traffic, etc.