Acceptance of aircraft jet engines up to 35 tonnes

Published on 25/09/2015 at 11:54 • Updated on 25/09/2015 at 14:56

Released: 25 September 2015

Cannes Mandelieu Airport targets the highest standards of sound quality 

Accepatation des avions turboréacteurs jusqu'à 35 tonnes

Effective as of 1st October 2015, the lifting of tonnage restrictions will Cannes Mandelieu airport to receive 22-35 tonne jet engine aircraft.  More efficient and less noisy new technology aircraft can now land at Cannes airport. These new carriers offer benefits for both the local Territory and for the development of the platform and its customers.

Indeed, this type of aircraft (long range) will access more remote destinations, such as the arrival of a new type of traffic for high-value customers. Also, the reception of these new modules will boost job creation at the platform and thus in its territory. Finally, it will allow a significant reduction of the noise footprint by prohibiting the noisiest jets representing 2.4% of the aircraft in question and 2.6% of related traffic. This approach, affecting all platform operating hours, is a first in France.

This breakthrough, guaranteeing excellence, meets the highest standards in safety, environment and quality of service and is part of the certification received by the Cannes platform in June 2015. Cannes Mandelieu is the first European platform and the 3rd in the world to have obtained IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) certification for the safety and the efficiency of SKY VALET services. The Group's FBO brand is also engaged in the generalisation of the IS-BAH standard throughout its network, offering business customers at the different Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur sites continuity in ground handling and a truly integrated offer, all at specially honed prices.

Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, is"proud of this large-scale achievement which reinforces customers' trust in the business aviation network of the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group and that of local residents who will be able to observe a drop in noise pollution. This is a strong signal that reinforces work conducted in close synergy with our three platforms, both on environmental issues and in terms of customer service quality".

For Thierry Pollet, Director of Cannes Mandelieu Airport,"this victory is the result of discussions with all stakeholders that strive to uphold commitments and frameworks having generated significant progress in terms of the environment and the economic development of the territory".  

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