The ENAV Group, as specified in the Code of Ethics, considers protection of the environment and the sustainable development of the territory in which it operates to be of primary importance in consideration of the rights of the community and of future generations. In the knowledge that some of the activities that it performs (e.g. radio navigation assistance, ground-airground communications, surveillance) require a certain number of systems that generate electromagnetic fields to varying degrees, ENAV maintains a detailed mapping of these systems and of sites that border on protected areas.
The general objective pursued, during both installation and operation, is that of adopting all the technical-functional measures that make it possible to keep electric and electromagnetic field values, resulting from the emission of electromagnetic radiation, below the thresholds set by applicable legislation, while also working towards constant improvements in the Group’s overall environmental performance.
More specifically, following definition of the Group’s Environmental Policy, which will establish the principle of ensuring compliance with the established emission limits for non-ionizing radiation through appropriate environmental impact assessments, a project is to be launched aimed at standardising the process of analysing and monitoring non-ionizing electromagnetic emissions, in compliance with applicable regulations, using quantitative and/or qualitative indicators for measuring the related environmental performance.
In particular, in the case of NDB air navigation systems, for which it should be noted that a decommissioning plan has been launched that is to be completed within the next three years, provisions have already been issued to maintenance technicians, and efforts to consolidate the protections limiting access to the site, including notices, fencing and other protection along with an access door and adequate signage, are being completed.