Direction générale de l'aviation civile (DGAC)

Service technique de l'aviation civile

Technical Information

In France legal constraints exist which limit the surface and height of any building in the environment of an airport to guarantee airplane evolution safety in the area – and the possibility of compliance with its long term master plan.

These constraints consist for respecting obstacle limitation surfaces specially designed for a specific airport and its environment.

The French civil aviation technical center designs the obstacle limitation surfaces related to national major airports, and to military airfields.

In addition, it is a reference organization for other state administrations dealing with the obstacle limitation surfaces of non-major national sites.

The on-line document introduces the aims of the surfaces and general information about the way to design them.

French version

Editor STAC
Publication year 2015
Format A4
Pages number 12
Price printed version Free