As of November 18, at the well-known El Dorado airport that serves the city of Bogotá, a pilot plan was initiated to test and reduce sound emissions in the areas surrounding the airport center, as part of the technological and environmental improvements of the airport.
Juan Carlos Salazar, director of Civil Aviation, released this news. He explains that this study will allow the authorities to get results on the impact generated by the noise caused by airplanes in the areas near the airport. These results will be evaluated by the Environmental Monitoring and Control System (SVCA).
According to the Red + portal, Salazar also emphasizes that:
“In recent years there has been a significant growth in the aeronautical sector which leads us to take actions and measures to address the environmental effects of increasing operations aerial and mitigate the impacts that these may generate on citizens. As an institution and, in the hands of the National Government, we are committed to the planet and work to create and implement policies that contribute to the environmental sustainability responsible for the air sector.”
Under a temporary permit granted by the Environmental Licensing Authority (ANLA), the pilot plan will study the flight practice at different times between: “5 in the morning until 6 in the morning and between 10 at night and 5 o’clock in the morning, with the operation of the latest technology aircraft ”, as reviewed by the news portal caracol.com.co.
This is undoubtedly a step for environmental help, the eradication of sonic pollution and a demonstration of El Dorado’s commitment to its environmental management plan along with the sustainability of air transport.