Noise and environmental protection

Focal points

Illustration: A stork on the airport grounds

Flughafen Dresden GmbH's Noise and Environmental Protection team focuses on the following main areas:

Noise protection
Water protection
Protection of natural resources
Biomonitoring projects
Energy management
Waste management
Information on fuel dumping

The very first Flughafen und Umwelt (Airport and Environment) exhibition was held during the 5th Grand Airport Festival in September 2010 marking the 75th anniversary of the airport. You can download the exhibition boards in PDF format here.

Airport and Environment [Zip file: 6.5 MB, in German only]

Steffen Mäder

Head of Noise/Environmental Protection


+49 (0)351 881-3020


+49 (0)351 881-3024

Illustration: DREWAG Stadtwerke Dresden electric vehicle charging point

DREWAG Stadtwerke Dresden electric vehicle charging point at the airport terminal

Environment Guidelines at Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding

We, the companies operating under the Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding umbrella, use our airports with their intermodal links to guarantee that the region has connections with the domestic and international air traffic network in line with its needs.

We operate the airports with a deliberate sense of responsibility for our environment in line with the following principles:

1. We are amenable to ecological requirements.

It is our goal to protect and maintain the environment and the natural basic resources for current and future generations. That is why we view environmental protection as a process involving constant improvements, and we use natural resources with care.

We are constantly looking for new ways of creating less air and water pollution, protecting the natural soil, preventing waste and increasing energy efficiency for our technical equipment and buildings.

We pay special attention to continually reducing noise and air pollution emissions caused by airport operations. The reduction of CO2 emissions is a special area of focus in this process.

2. We assess the consequences for the environment before making decisions.

We systematically analyse those of our operating activities, which have an impact on the environment. We document and evaluate them and derive goals and measures for improvements from these processes – and we carry out monitoring work to ensure that they are introduced.

3. It is very important for us to protect and maintain the natural ecosystem.

Even when handling technical air traffic matters, we place particular importance on maintaining the natural environment and place ecology high on our list of priorities when using undeveloped space for business purposes at the airports.

4. We comply with legal standards.

It goes without saying that we comply with the environmental legal requirements imposed on us.

As environmentally aware companies, we wish to reduce the environmental pollution associated with operating the airports beyond these minimum requirements whenever this is possible and within the scope of the companies’ economic feasibility.

We carry out an assessment of the effects on the environment in all our planning work and new investments, and we select effective technologies.

5. We are increasing our awareness of the environment.

We are vigilant, we are increasing our awareness of the environment, and we provide in-house training about what it means to act in an environmentally-friendly way.

We are constructively involved in providing ongoing improvements in environmental protection within the corporate group in our own fields of business activities and beyond.

6. We take into account the interests of our surroundings.

We regularly inform the general public about the impact of measures on the environment and our efforts to protect the envi-ronment. We particularly engage in an open, business-like and serious dialogue with neighbours, authorities and the general public.

City of Dresden Ökoprofit Project (German only)

Illustration: Ökoprofit logo

Flughafen Dresden GmbH is ÖKOPROFIT certified. ÖKOPROFIT is a joint venture between communities and local businesses aimed at cutting costs and reducing consumption of natural resources (e.g. water and energy).

Illustration: Photovoltaic panels on the roof of the multi-storey car park

Photovoltaic panels on the roof of the multi-storey car park

Illustration: Rapeseed field at Dresden Airport

Rapeseed fields at Dresden Airport

Illustration: Noise monitoring

Noise monitoring around the airport