Ader’s aerial dream has become reality. In less than a century, airports have developed in very defined sectors in order to transport every-increasing numbers of passengers to more and more different locations.
When constructing airports and runways, it is necessary to envisage landing and take-off facilities for aeroplanes which are continually increasing in size.
France is at the forefront of technology in the field of aeronautics.
The “Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile”(STAC – Civil Aviation Technical Service, formerly of "Bases Aériennes" – Air Bases, STBA) distributes its knowledge the world over.