Individuals dwelling close to the airport are having fun with the silence

Photograph credit score: Eindhoven Airport/Studio040

The corona disaster is a reduction for some. Individuals who stay near Eindhoven Airport’s strategy route are experiencing a ‘breathtaking silence’. That’s since journey has turn out to be restricted.

Seyno Sluyterman lives in Achtse Barrier, slightly below the planes’ flight path. He can nonetheless hardly imagine that the corona disaster has partly silenced the sound of plane flying overhead. However his yard noise meter proves it – it doesn’t hit 60 or 70 decibels, solely 30.


“It’s fairly a distinction. You may get pleasure from your environment with out having to assume; quickly, the following one will come over, and it’ll break the silence.”

Quiet in all places

A bit additional away, in Meerhoven, it’s additionally quiet. For a change, the largest noise-makers listed here are the moorhens, geese, and seagulls. You hardly hear any planes.

For Wim Scheffers, it is a feast for the ear. The Welschap Residents’ Curiosity Group member tells Studio040 that many residents are solely now realising how a lot the aeroplane noise truly bothered them. They don’t need to return to the outdated scenario below any circumstances.


This week, the Home of Representatives is discussing a plan to scale back air site visitors round Eindhoven airport to 70% of what it was once. In accordance with Wim and Seyno, that’s not sufficient. They need Eindhoven to offer severe thought to the airport improvement.

“We’ve got to do away with all these vacationer journey actions,” Wim says. “We’re taking everybody from right here to there. When you’re left questioning whether or not all that’s actually obligatory. And within the meantime, we’re flying the entire sky to hell…”

Supply: Studio040


Translator: Bob

Editor: Melinda Walraven