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Nantes Airport: The State announces the lengthening of the runway and curfew measures

2019-10-28T17:43:48.840Z

The Secretary of State responsible for transport ended Monday, April 28, the suspense about the choices of the government for the adjustments to bring to the airport of Nantes-Atlantique.



In terms of capacity, the airport terminal of Nantes-Atlantique will be expanded to accommodate 11.4 million passengers per year by 2040, against 6.2 million in 2018. LOÏC VENANCE / AFP

Curfew, soundproofing, extension of the runway, new paths of approach ... Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, the Secretary of State to the Minister of the transition ecological and solidary, in charge of the transports put an end, Monday, April 28th, the suspense concerning the choices of the government for the adjustments to bring to the airport of Nantes-Atlantique.

First of 31 commitments made after the public consultation, "the establishment of a curfew is a strong and unanimous expectation , " said the state in a document released Monday on the occasion of the visit to Nantes by Jean-Baptiste Djebarri.

Prohibition of night flights and lengthening of the runway

A "balanced approach study" was launched "with the aim of a ban on programming flights at night, between midnight and 6 am, and a ban on the noisiest aircraft (...) of 22 hours at 6 o'clock in the morning, " he said. "This measure will come into force before the end of the year 2021." New approach trajectories are also proposed to allow a higher altitude flight over Nantes and its agglomeration.

Regarding the redevelopment of the runway, the consultation did not allow to reach a consensus on one of the proposed options. "The" V "track and 800 meter long track proposals were largely rejected by most participants," explains the presentation document. The State decided in favor of "the option of an extension of the existing runway to the south, over a length of 400 meters" , accompanied by an increase in the altitude of the overflight of the village of Saint-Aignan- de-Granlieu, to reduce noise pollution.

Soundproofing aids

In addition to the soundproofing of 6,000 housing units, already announced, is also mentioned an "exceptional right of abandonment" that will allow owners of homes acquired between 2010 and 2018, exposed to a significant level of noise, to resell them to the public. 'State.

In terms of capacity, the terminal will be enlarged to accommodate 11.4 million passengers per year by 2040, against 6.2 million in 2018. Land reserves are planned to accommodate up to to 15 million passengers a year, if current forecasts were exceeded.

This redevelopment will require the acquisition of approximately 35 hectares of land and will release 65 hectares, "a net balance of 30 ha recoverable," according to the state. "No public subsidy will be paid to the future concessionaire for the redevelopment of the airport, nor for its operation," says the state. "The pre-financing provided by the airlines for the completion of the old project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes will help finance the redevelopment of Nantes-Atlantique. "

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