In November 2007, the system was successfully re validated. It was decided not to conduct any further external audits at TXL because the airport will be closed in the near future. Internal audits were conducted on the above basis in 2008 and 2009. The measures for further improvement of environmental performance are documented in the Environmental Programme 2008 – 2012. Activities for climate protection, including those for energy efficiency, were continued. The latter have been certified in accordance with Section 41 EEG (German Renewable Energies Act). The new company-wide guidelines on environmental protection have been in effect since October 2008. The experience gained during the implementation of the validated and certified environmental management system at TXL has now been transferred to the Schoenefeld site in preparation for application at BBI. These steps have prepared the foundation for legally secure and comprehensive environmental protection at the future airport BBI well in advance of operations there. Aircraft noise The Berlin airports devote special attention to compliance with the legally prescribed thresholds for aircraft noise. Aircraft noise measurements as required by the German Aviation Act (LuftVG) have been conducted to determine the aircraft noise situation. In addition to the continuous capture of the measurement data, the measurement points are checked daily and the data is processed. The results of the measurements are evaluated Year Leq (3) [dB(A)] dayime 65.0 62.5 60.0 57.5 55.0 SXF TXL 160,000 80,000 0 in response to the posed questions and presented in the form of tables and diagrams. A summarised presentat ion of the results is published monthly. The reports are sent to various government agencies and institutions, the Aircraft Noise Commission and others. As illustrated in the chart below, the value for the year of the daily continuous noise level (Leq) calculated and recorded at all of the measurement points in accordance with the German Aircraft Noise Act declined at Schoene feld Airport by 1.8 dB(A) in comparison with the previous year. Owing to the loss of the measurement point 7 in Blankenfelde for almost the entire year in 2008, the average continuous noise level for 2009 was also calculated with the exclusion of this measurement point. There was an increase in aircraft movements at the Schoenefeld Airport in 2009 of 9.8 %. The contrary above-average decrease in the noise level is a consequence of the air shows during the ILA 2008 which had a particularly high noise level. If the ILA flights are exclud ed, the mean of all of the measurement points shows an increase in the annual Leq of 0.5 dB(A). The Leq of the year for the night-time period showed a decline of 0.3 dB(A) which is attributable to the decline in nighttime aircraft movements by 3.6 %. Since the ILA flights were conducted during the day, this value is identical for both cases. Utilisation of aircraft capacity declined from an average of 97 to 90 passengers per aircraft in 2009. This is a consequence of the move of the airline LTU and its larger aircraft models to Tegel airport and of the economic crisis and the resultant decline in passenger numbers. The number of passengers in scheduled flights rose underproportionately by 2.3 %. SXF TXL 2008* 2008 excluding ILA 2009 2008 2009 Commercial Aircraft Movements (thousands) 68.8 75.5 161.2 156.3 Schoenefeld Airport (millions) 6.6 6.8 14.5 14.2 Year Leq, daytime [dB(A)] 58.6 56.3 56.8* 62.5 62.7 Year Leq, night-time [dB(A)] * Values for 2009 recalculated excluding the measurement points 1 and 7 53.2 53.2 52.9* 53.1 52.5 Number of aircraft movements or passengers/100 Leq 2008 Leq 2009 Leq 2008, excluding ILA Pax/100 Aircraft movements 71
The mean equivalent continuous noise level (Leq) at the measurement points in the vicinity of Tegel Airport remained as a mean at approximately the same level in comparison with the previous year [+0.2 dB(A)] despite a decline in aircraft movements of 3.1 %. The number of passengers over the same period declined by 2.1 %. The average number of passengers per aircraft rose from 90 (2008) to 91 (2009). This is a consequence of the utilisation of larger aircraft models (acquisition of LTU by Air Berlin) and the addition of new long-haul routes. The night-time aircraft noise (10.00 pm to 6.00 am) at Tegel Airport deserves special attention. The decline in night-time aircraft movements by 7.1 % resulted in a falling mean continuous noise level [-0.6 dB(A)]. Closure of Tegel The closure procedure for Tegel Airport was successfully driven forward against the backdrop of planning stipulation decisions concerning the Capital Airport BBI which have been finally determined as legal by the Federal Administrative Court in a number of test cases. Both the revocation of the operations permit of BFG for Tegel Airport and the discharge of the facilities and areas of Tegel Airport from the aviation law zoning (cancellation of the planning approval) are definitive. B. OUTLOOK 1. Traffic Development Between 2003 and 2009, the Berlin Airports consistently realised better results in transport growth than the national average. Since the middle of 2008, the entire aviation industry has been confronted with great challenges – first from the rising oil prices, later from the effects of the worldwide financial and economic crisis. However, the ADV (Federation of German Airports) believes that the recession has bottomed out in the meantime. Experts are looking ahead to 2010 with reserved optimism. This is also reflected in the Federation’s forecast for this year. The figures show an expected increase in passenger traffic of about 3 % Commercial Aircraft Movements Schoenefeld Airport Tegel Airport Tempelhof Airport Total Passengers (Thousands) Schoenefeld Airport Tegel Airport Tempelhof Airport Total 72 Budget 2010 2009 58,000 150,725 - 208,725 Budget 2010 2009 6,376 14,651 0 21,027 65,303 150,190 - 215,493 6,797 14,180 0 20,977 2008 60,185 154,896 20,699 235,789 2008 6,638 14,487 279 21,404 and in freight traffic of about 6 %. However, the record transport figures from 2008 are not expected to be reach ed again until 2011. The Berlin aviation market has proven to be relatively stable even under the conditions of a recessive economy and has been able to avoid being drawn into the negative trend nationwide. So it can be assumed, particularly in view of the expected upswing in general economic circumstances, that the year 2010 can be concluded with moderate growth. 2. Commercial Development An increase in sales revenues of about 10.1 % is ex pected for 2010, a forecast based primarily on a clear rise in the sales revenues real estate and sales revenues from construction services. The sales revenues from construction services in 2010 include the freeing of the construction plots for the government handling area. At presumably ¤ 373.6 million, the level of the operating expenditures for the year 2009 (¤ 320.6 million) will be exceeded by about 16.5 %, primarily as a consequence of higher other operating expenses (+38.5 %) and higher costs of materials (+23.9 %). The rise in other operating expenses results from higher professional fees which are necessary in view of the approaching opening of the BBI and from higher expenses for marketing and PR work. The rise in cost of materials is a consequence of an increase in third-party services. Finance expenses will also rise sharply as a consequence of the increased BBI investment volume. Profit before taxes of -¤ 38.3 million is expected in 2010 on the basis of these assumptions. Both income and expenses will be subject to substantial changes in 2011 because of the opening of the BBI. The expenses in advance of the BBI opening in particular, e. g. for trial operation, marketing measures and PR work and other activities will have a decisive impact on the results of the year 2011. All of these factors mean that there will be a loss for the year. The move and the clo sure of Tegel Airport at the end of October 2011 will be a great challenge. Planning and preparations are running at full steam.
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