For late-night landings at airports with night-flight ban is in the future according to the will of the Federal Council against airlines a fine be imposed. The chamber of States adopted after the notification of the state of Hesse Ministry of transport in the fight against night noise, unanimously, a draft of this Federal country, to Amend the air transport act.

“We would like to Airlines matters, where there is a suspicion that you night flight regulations systematically to disregard,” said the Hessian Minister of transport Tarek Al-Wazir. “The clear vote of the countries is a strong Signal to the Bundestag and the Federal government to support this Initiative now, hopefully, and decide,” said the Green politician. So far, only the affected pilots can be fined prosecuted.

Germany’s largest airport Frankfurt, there are between 23 o’clock and 5 o’clock a night-flight ban. Late machines are allowed to land in certain cases even up to midnight if the flight plan is already designed in such a way. “The number of such delay landings has increased in the first half of 2018; since then, it decreases again, but is still partly above the level of previous years”, said the Hessian Ministry of transport in Wiesbaden, Germany.

In the year 2017, the number of night flights in Germany had reached a new record. Of the 16 international German airports, the number of take-offs and landings had increased in comparison to 2016 to around 14,000 on 215.843.

Minister Al-Wazir said: “In many cases, we suspect that the delays are not based on external reasons, but on a too narrow operational planning by the Airlines and, therefore, violations of the ban on night flights.” For such offences, and could yet be alone imposed on pilots with a fine of up to 50,000 Euro.

mkl/dpa/Reuters

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