2009

2009 EVENTS

1/3 April

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Conferences were held during National Sustainable Development Week on ecotourism, renewable energy, air quality, airports of the future and sustainable development.

2 April

CLICK & PARK

An online reservation and prepayment service was launched. Bookings: www.nice.aeroport.fr.

30 April / 2 May

EUR-AVIA SHOW

8,000 visitors, aircraft, avionics and accessory manufacturers, insurance companies and finance specialists attended the 3rd edition, a reference in Southern Europe.

4 May

ECHO

An extranet site for employees was launched to encourage communication and provide real-time information on site activity.

15 May

CAR RENTAL CENTRE

Nice airport has the position of largest car hire centre in France to defend. A new building is underway. The first stone was laid on 15th May.

9 June

PROSPECTIVE DEVELOPMENT MEETING

Nice airport and ALFAACI organised the meeting in Nice during which “Cross perspectives on air transport in 2025” were discussed in view of proposing a long-term outlook on aviation.

18 June

2ND ENTERPRISE FORUM

The forum united representatives from 120 companies who met with managers and technicians from the Technical Services Consultancy Management, purchasing, operations and legal affairs sections.

22 June

AÉROPORTS DE LA CÔTE D’AZUR FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides financial support in favour of the elderly, access to culture, training and occupational integration of young people etc. Projects must be backed by Nice and/or Cannes-Mandelieu airport residents’ associations, or by employees.

30 August

SKYEUROPE BANKRUPTCY

The Slovenian low cost airline went bankrupt in June. The company flew from Nice to Vienna 5 times a week.

7 September

JET FUEL CASE

In 2007, the tribunal correctionnel of Nice discharged the oil companies sued for illegal operations and causing danger to others and Nice Côte d’Azur CCI, sued for complicity in illegal operations. The Court of Appeal of Aix en Provence confirmed the discharge in September.

1 October

FREE WI-FI

The first airport in France to offer the Wi-Fi, Nice now offers free access in both terminals. Customers can connect in just a few clicks from their laptop, PDA or Smartphone.

10 November

PLANE CRASH DRILL

Nice airport simulated a BritishAirways plane crash shortly after takeoff. The ORSEC plan and Plan rouge were tested, mobilising firemen, gendarmes, police and airport staff.

November

POWER HOUSE

A new electric power house was installed in the old Aircraft Fire Prevention and Rescue Service (SSLIA) building following renovations containing eight 2.5 megawatt electric generators and two 60,000 litre buried tanks.

20 November

BUSINESS PLAN

With the creation of the Airport Society, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur needed a multidisciplinary project to build its identity and future. The objective: Express collective values, vision and ambition. We wished this to be a participative approach and the project was summarized in an official white paper.

11th December

TECHNICAL SERVICES CENTRE

The technical centre was inaugurated on 11th December. The premises were built according to environmental quality standards and accommodate engineering and technical teams.

14 December

COMPANY-WIDE AGREEMENT

Negotiations held in 2009 led to the signature of the company-wide agreement, complementing the collective ground staff agreement. 17 December - TAKE-OFF PROCEDURE REINSTATED - The initial take-off procedure to the East was re-established according to flight safety procedures.