Focusing all air traffic on the BER site means that more people in Berlin and Brandenburg no longer have to live with aircraft noise. However, in the vicinity of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport local residents are now exposed to aircraft noise. This is an issue that we take very seriously. The aim of our Environmental Strategy is provide everyone affected or interested in the impact of aircraft noise with comprehensive information about the new flight routes, crossing altitudes and operational direction forecasts. New stationary and mobile noise measurement points will fully document any changes that take place after BER opens. Our aim is to enable our neighbours to advise us of particularly loud flight events so that we can contact the airlines. The noise-related fee that is charged for each landing event at the airport will be reviewed once BER opens and adjustments may be made. We are currently engaged in a dialogue with the airlines to develop a package of measures for the long-term reduction of aircraft noise. The Noise Protection Programme was restructured in 2012 and is now more citizen-centered.