SOCOTEC and Luxaviation Group strengthen crucial health safety for the restart of business aviation
04 June 2020
Luxembourg /Paris – Luxaviation Group is preparing its restart with SOCOTEC Group by implementing a health risk management certification on all its flights and services. The certification, integrating its quality management system, is proof of the group’s intention to demonstrate its continuous efforts to reinforce safety at the heart of its business aviation services to customers, partners and staff.
SOCOTEC Group, a major player in Testing, Inspection and Certification globally, provides Luxaviation Group support for ensuring safety protocols of thousands of business aviation passengers, and putting in place the most stringent sanitation and health protocols and routines to Luxaviation Group at 28 airports around the world. Displaying such certification is essential to the reputation of a global operator which is in contact with health and airport authorities in several countries.
According to Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group: "As a major player in business aviation, our responsibility towards our customers, teams and partners is to place safety at the heart of our service delivery. Safety and health protection are essential in the context of the business aviation in particular since Europe and the rest of the world is progressively lifting the lockdown. Our international presence and reputation are based on the most rigorous application of sanitary and safety rules, in order to comply with all international authorities. Defining some of the most demanding health security standards, having precise health protocols, training our teams, integrating the schemes into our quality management system are essential practices so that our clients, accompanied by our teams, may use our services without fear on their trips. "
Private aviation passengers are particularly demanding with regards to the business’ values of excellence, performance and safety. Health security needs to be understood as end-to-end, ranging from the booking of a flight to the arrival and departure from the airport terminal, through the controls put in place by each country, all of which are slowly reopening or preparing to reopen their borders by strengthening health measures to avoid a potential second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hervé Montjotin, CEO of SOCOTEC Group says: "We often talk about the world after the pandemic, in reality flights will certainly resume globally, but high attention will continue to be paid to health safety. Business aviation is a sector of excellence and health safety is as crucial in its offer as any other client service. Certifying health safety is therefore a very proactive approach aiming to meet highly demanding sanitation and health standards, placing them at the heart of the company's organization. Client logistics are adapted around these new protocols whereas the certification is displayed as proof of the requirements and the implemented quality standards. Our international presence, our experts and our technical and scientific committee provide solutions adapted to a sector that requires rigor and mastery. To certify is to provide a long-term solution. »
Luxaviation Group was advised by Saphir Capital Partners, a Luxembourg and London based M&A advisory firm