Aena is implementing Sound Insulation Plans in the areas surrounding all airports in its network, which as a result of the environmental impact assessments of its expansion projects, have been included by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge as part of the resolution that concludes said assessment, and in which said action is determined to be necessary.
These plans are also being carried out to comply with Law 5/2010, of 17 March, regarding the execution of soundproofing actions included in the Action Plans associated with Acoustical Easements in the Aena network of airports approved by the Ministry of Transport and Sustainability, and in relation to which a corresponding Royal Decree approving these actions has been published.
The execution of Sound Insulation Plans is intended to minimise nuisance around airports due to the noise of aircraft during take-off, landing, taxiing, engine testing, etc.
These plans are being executed in all noise sensitive residential units and buildings (used for education, healthcare and culture, and therefore requiring special protection against noise pollution) that are included within the noise mapping area of each airport and have a building permit that dates from before the applicable resolution or Royal Decree was published in the BOE.
The aim is to ensure that, inside these buildings, sound quality objectives are met; these objectives are applicable to inhabitable interior spaces and are set out in Table B, Attachment 2 of Royal Decree 1367/2007 of 19 October, which implements Law 37/2003 of 17 November on Noise, in relation to acoustic zoning, quality objectives and noise emissions.
Briefly, the execution of the Sound Insulation Plans means carrying out the following actions:
Including noise sensitive residential units and buildings in the censuses of the plans mentioned above.
Measuring existing sound insulation in noise sensitive residential units and buildings to determine possible requirements for supplementary insulation.
Drawing up and approval of the corresponding sound insulation project.
Execution and verification of the action.
Payment of the actions.
These actions are part of a procedure with the active participation both of the interested parties and of the administrations nearest to the area.
As a result, Aena currently has Sound Insulation Plans in the areas around the following airports: A Coruña, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Bilbao, Cesar Manrique-Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, La Palma, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Melilla, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Sabadell, Santiago-Rosalía de Castro, Seville, Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, Tenerife Sur, Valencia, Vigo and Vitoria.
SOUND INSULATION PLANS
Approved Sound Insulation Plans
Census of noise sensitive residential units and buildings entitled to request sound insulation*
Noise sensitive residential units and buildings where sound insulation measures have been carried out*
* Cumulative values from the beginning of implementation of these actions.
In order to implement the Sound Insulation Plans, Aena has allocated approximately 360 million euros during the period from 2000 to 2023.
Aena informs the corresponding Environmental Monitoring Commissions responsible for monitoring and managing Sound Insulation Plans of all of its actions. It also reports to the Mixed Commissions created to establish acoustical easements and their related action plans.
Moreover, in order to implement these actions, Aena has created a Management Office in charge of information, execution, monitoring and management of the Sound Insulation Plans: Avda. del Partenón, 4-6, 5ª planta. 28042 Madrid. Telephone number: (+34) 915 903 170; email: firstname.lastname@example.org