Programme impact on people and society
In today’s world, aviation plays an important role in transporting goods and connecting people all over the globe. At the same time, aviation causes noise nuisance and greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming. Due to its own success, the sector has moved further away from society and the effects of this are noticeable. The programme Impact on people and society (IMM) addresses the question of how we can close this gap so that aviation once again meets the needs of society.
In this programme, NLR supports people and organisations with the sensible use of aviation and solutions that contribute to the acceptance of (current and) new technological developments. We do this with factual information and new insights that bring calmness to the heated debates about aviation. We will also continue to develop and test solutions that ensure that aviation is (better) in line with a pleasant living environment. The acceptance of aviation, including drones and other new forms of aviation, receive special attention.
We help to ensure that aviation and its environment remain in balance with each other. To provide insight into the impact of aviation, we are investigating new ways of measuring and calculating noise nuisance from aircraft, for indicating the influence of routes on nuisance and for mapping nuisance-reducing measures. With this we want to make a positive contribution to the quality of life of people living in the vicinity of airports and advise the acceptance of aviation and governments in this regard.