In France, the mission is ensured by the Conseil de la Recherche Aéronautique Civile (CORAC). As for noise, CORAC maintains roadmaps, and it orients funding from the French authorities. As for noise, it used to take ground on the work previously performed by the French' Initiative de Recherche pour l'Optimisation acoustiQUe Aéronautique' (IROQUA), which produced an extensive report at the end of 2014. IROQUA (2005-2015) ceased its activities soon after and was superseded by the CORAC, which scope is broader – it focuses on climate, air quality and noise and brings together all key stakeholders in the French air transport sector and aims to bring together research and innovation efforts in the aeronautical field, particularly for the preservation of the environment and sustainable development, including the development of the aviation roadmap.
It is also worth mentioning several longstanding projects of surveys aiming to monitor aviation noise and other noise sources as well as their impact on human beings. For instance, DEBATS took place between 2012 and 2013 around Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and Toulouse-Blagnac airports with some recent updates in 2019. The project aimed to characterise the health effects of aviation noise. It consisted of three studies combining surveys and medical monitoring (blood pressure, cardiac frequency, cortisol measurement) and quality of sleep monitoring. Statistical analyses are to substantiate the health effect of aircraft noise.
Bruitparif is also maintaining various online noise platforms, which typify the noise impact in the area of Paris, among which Survols is the specific platform for aviation noise.