First in Europe, Third in the world

Published on 13/05/2016 at 14:05 • Updated on 17/08/2018 at 12:34

IS-BAH certification for Sky Valet, FBO at Cannes Mandelieu ensuring best practices in terms of security and service quality.

The Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur group announces that it has received IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) certification for Sky Valet, FBO at Cannes Mandelieu airport, the first to be certified in Europe and third in the world.

Created by business aviation operators and professionals and specifically formulated for the business aviation sector, IS-BAH is issued by The International Business Aviation Council after an independent audit. This label requires satisfying many criteria comparable to those that are required of hotels seeking Luxury Hotel ranking. The IS-BAH repository assures customers of the Cannes Mandelieu FBO's best practices in the areas of security, service and the environment related to ground handling, and its sustainable safety.

This certification is part of the development strategy of Sky Valet, an FBO brand specialising in business aviation ground handling services for the Côte d'Azur airports group, aimed at internationalising and establishing a pan-European FBO network in key territories. Sky Valet is present at Cannes Mandelieu, Saint-Tropez, Paris-Le Bourget, Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Majorca, Ibiza, Girona, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Valencia airports.

With a view to continuing its commitment to improving its excellent level of services and operations ensuring optimal security and satisfaction for its customers, Sky Valet is committed to the generalisation of the IS-BAH standard across its network.

Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and of Sky Valet, comments: "Obtaining IS-BAH certification fits perfectly in the development logic of the Sky Valet network, promoting continuous improvement of high range services. This approach allows us to enhance our ground handling business, develop our safety culture and ensure the highest level of service".

For Michel Tohane, Director of the General Aviation Business Unit and of Sky Valet: "The IS-BAH repository will enable us to implement best practices that we will apply to the whole of our Sky Valet network, while ensuring the satisfaction of all our business aviation customers".

For Joseph Azzaz, FBO Manager of Sky Valet: "We are delighted to have obtained this unique certification in Europe which highlights the quality of our support services to business aviation. Our customers can rely on all of our crews’ professionalism making Cannes Mandelieu a stronghold of business aviation in Europe”.