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In the first half of the 2019 operating year, Schiphol remained within the environmental standards that apply to noise pollution, external safety risks, the total volume of noise, the number of night flights and the emissions of substances that cause local air pollution. 

There are no violations of the rules of runway use. In the first half of the year of use, more than 50% of the noise space was consumed at four noise enforcement points. After the end of the year of use, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) determines whether there are actual exceedances.

This is evident from the Schiphol Enforcement Report for the period from 1 November 2018 to 30 April 2019, which was sent to the House of Representatives. In this, the ILT of Schiphol, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) and the airlines adhere to the safety and environmental standards that apply to the airport.

More parts are described in the six-monthly overview of enforcement around Schiphol. From 1 November 2018, a standard of a maximum of 32.000 night flights for trade per year of use will apply. The airport is expected to remain there at the end of the year of use.

The Kaagbaan and Polderbaan have departure routes for the night. Two airlines have received a warning letter from the ILT for deviating from the night departure route without a valid reason. Such a warning letter is usually effective enough to prevent new violations with regard to agreements and environmental standards.

In the year of use, LVNL had an unlawful night landing on the Kaagbaan from the northeast. In connection with this, the ILT has started a procedure to impose an administrative fine on LVNL.

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Corrective discussions were conducted with five of the six airlines that had already been approached by the ILT in 2018 for slot abuse. compliance to improve. The sixth airline, which has received a warning from the ILT, is no longer active at Schiphol. In addition, two other ILT airlines have received a warning. The improvement actions for these airlines are still ongoing as a result of the warning.

The ILT has conducted a root cause analysis based on noise standard violations in enforcement points in the year of use in 2018. On the basis of this root cause analysis, the ILT has concluded that all exceedances are the result of flying in accordance with the rules of the new Schiphol standards and enforcement system (NNHS). In this respect, the ILT has not imposed any measure on the aviation sector.

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