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Luxaviation prepares thorough safety stamp with Socotec
Socotec, a testing, inspection and certification company, is assisting Luxaviation so that it can re-enter the market while keeping clients safe. With in-house FlySkills, a hygiene certification programme has been created.
Patrick Hansen says that Luxaviation's reputation is built on a rigorous reputation of sanitary standards.
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Luxaviation Group is preparing its restart with Socotec Group by implementing health risk management certification, along with hygiene and safety standards recently developed by FlySkills, on all its flights and services. The certification, integrating its quality management system, serves to reinforce safety for partners and staff.

Socotec is a major player in testing, inspection and certification globally and will provide Luxaviation with safety protocols to support thousands of business aviation passengers. It will also put in place stringent sanitation and health protocols and routines at 28 airports around the world.

Luxaviation CEO Patrick Hansen says: “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 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 and 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.”

Hervé Montjotin, CEO of Socotec Group, adds: “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 offering as any other client service. Certifying health safety is therefore a very proactive approach. Client logistics are adapted around these new protocols whereas the certification is displayed as proof of the requirements and the implemented quality standards.”

Luxaviation Group has now started to implement the highest hygiene and safety standards recently developed by FlySkills together with Socotec. FlySkills, an independently working Luxaviation Group company, is supervising the adoption of these industry-leading standards across operators and FBOs. Luxaviation Group operators and ExecuJet FBOs are the pioneering and launching customers to gain this new accreditation.

The FlySkills Hygiene Certification (FHC) programme is available to all FBOs, aircraft operators and owners enabling them to demonstrate that defined and accredited hygiene standards have been implemented and are both followed and subject to regular compliance auditing.

The FlySkills hygiene procedures validated by Socotec will allow any participating FBO, operator or aircraft owner to be listed in a certification database. This listing will be made available to charter brokers and dispatch departments and related B2C and B2B platforms, enabling them to choose suppliers at any location that meet the hygiene protocols their customers are demanding. FlySkills accredited organisations are certified to minimise the risk of exposure of their aircraft owners and charter customers to COVID-19 and other such communicable diseases.

Georges Disewiscourt, MD of FlySkills says: “FlySkills will not only provide FBOs and aircraft operators with sanitisation procedures but also, through our certification programme, will allow these businesses to demonstrate and promote their commitment towards excellence for passenger hygiene considerations.”

Aircraft owners will additionally be able to demonstrate the achievement of the highest hygiene standards to their families, passengers, crew and staff through FlySkills Aircraft Hygiene Certification.

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