Exploitation 05.12.2017

Chambéry and Grenoble airports obtain European airport safety certification

Michel Hupays, Director of Civil Aviation Safety, Centre-East region, officially delivered the certification for the start of the winter season to Nicolas Pelerin, Director of Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport, and Basma Jarbouai, Director of Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport. This certificate recognises the efforts made by the teams of the two airports, which have been working towards conversion from national to European certification for over a year, in close collaboration with the services of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.

To respond to new requirements in airport safety, Chambéry and Grenoble airports, together with other European airports, had embarked on a process of converting their national airport safety certificate into a European certificate. This certificate recognises compliance with the new safety requirements defined by the European Commission and the European Air Safety Agency (EASA), which apply to organisation and operation of aviation infrastructure.

For Basma Jarbouai, Director of Grenoble Alpes Isère airport: "This certification is essential to the good operation of our airport and we are proud to obtain it on the day we launched the winter season with our first commercial flight."

Nicolas Pelerin, Director of Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport, also emphasized that "this certification constitutes international recognition of our capacity as operator to respond to the most stringent European requirements for airport operation and safety."

Grenoble airport obtained the certificate on the day it launched its winter season, with 3 new regular lines for 2017-2018, to London Heathrow, London Stansted and Birmingham. Chambéry airport will welcome its first commercial flight on December 12 and will be operating 2 new regular lines, to Stockholm and Manchester, on top of the existing London and Amsterdam flights.