Constant growth of air traffic, which supports other economic sectors, requires a strict control of its environmental impacts. Therefore, the Service technique de l’aviation civile (STAC, Civil Aviation Technical Center) works in the following fields :
- Noise studies and measurements (noise certification, noise monitoring systems expertises, measurements in the vicinity of airfields, noise indicators calculation)
- Noise modeling (land use planning mapping, modeling methodology harmonization, noise indicators studies, evolution of international standards and recommended practices)
- Air quality (dispersion modeling, air transport contribution to climate change, participation in international working groups)
- Airfield sites pollution (use and qualification of airplane and runway deicing fluids, use of planted filters, ground pollution)
If you wish to get more information about actions performed by STAC, you also may read the annual environment report of the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC, French Civil Aviation Authority).