“Our capabilities are the fusion of skills, knowledge, understanding and imagination, consolidated by our experience.”
The C2FPA was born in 2007 from the investment of 35 French airports and the Union des Aéroports Français (UAF). Since September 2017, he has joined the Groupe 3S, which is now the only shareholder.
As an initial and continuing training centre, C2FPA focuses on aviation safety related to crisis management, aircraft rescue and firefighting, and animal hazard prevention to provide regulated training.
C2FPA also meets the specific needs of airport operators and entities related to the aeronautical activity.
A successful pedagogy
Faced with the environmental problems of global warming, air transport is often a prime target.
Since its creation, C2FPA has been the symbol of airport managers’ desire to combine safety and respect for the environment. Indeed, C2FPA was created using the latest advances in planning and sustainable development.
During the year 2022, C2FPA’s carbon accounting was carried out on scopes 1, 2 and 3 imposed on the largest companies. The carbon footprint has been filed on the ADEME website.
By integrating an environmental management approach, C2FPA provides a real response to the performance requirements of its customers, a lever for reducing the risk of environmental impacts and a monitoring system that allows to measure and improve its environmental performance.
C2FPA reconciles airport activity with respect for local residents: no odor, no noise, no waste.
The site was built without the use of external materials. The limestone materials on the site were used and crushed on site.
The documentation given to the trainees, on a tablet during the courses and in the form of an access card to the online courses at the end of the courses, avoids over a year a paper consumption equivalent to 1800 kg.
The trainings carried out at C2FPA also have a strong economic and social impact in the Centre region. Many activities are necessary for the operation of C2FPA in a wide range of fields:
- Catering/hospitality: 5000 overnight stays and more than 6000 meals per year;
- Maintenance: maintenance contracts for the Foam Response Vehicles, passenger vehicles, fire simulators, infrastructures, etc. ;
- Services: security, IT, cleaning, laundry, etc. ;
- Energy: G.P.L. Tourangelle company, a local fuel distributor for vehicles;
- Construction: the entire C2FPA was built by companies from the Centre region;
- Direct employment: C2FPA creates 20 jobs for the operation of the training center.
Air Quality and Water Resources
C2FPA takes into account and prioritizes human health and respect for nature.
ENVIRONMENT + G.P.L. = VERY GOOD
All C2FPA fire workshops use LPG gas rather than kerosene.
In liquid and/or vapor form, in order to guarantee realistic conditions in the reproduction of fires, LPG gas, a mixture of butane and propane, contains neither benzene nor sulfur that is dangerous for the environment. It offers a higher calorific value than kerosene.
The combustion of LPG does not produce particles during its combustion (soot) and significantly limits CO2 emissions, one of the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect.
The combustion of LPG does not generate any odor or smoke, produces little carbon monoxide, relatively few unburned hydrocarbons, and relatively little carbon dioxide compared to other fuels derived from petroleum. This combustion mainly releases water vapor and CO2, but to a lesser extent, which makes LPG an unavoidable alternative energy source.
Through these responsible measures, C2FPA protects all the trainees and trainers from the very toxic “black smoke” resulting from the combustion of kerosene, who can leave our site in complete confidence.
FLEET OF VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH “EURO” ENGINES
For the transport industry and users of heavy goods vehicles, the challenge is to reduce the impact of growth on the environment by significantly reducing pollutant emissions, while maintaining vehicle productivity and optimizing fuel savings.
The European “Euro” emissions standards set the maximum limits for pollutant emissions from vehicles on the road. They are a set of increasingly strict standards for new vehicles. The “EURO 4” standard applicable on October 1, 2006 and “EURO 5” applicable on October 1, 2009 will have made it possible in 20 years to divide the emissions of pollutants from industrial vehicles by 5 while the traffic will have been multiplied by 2.
C2FPA has a fleet of Foam Response Vehicles (FRVs) equipped with “EURO 4” and “EURO 5” engines, which offer a 50% reduction in NOx emissions and an 80% reduction in particle emissions compared to their “EURO 3” counterparts.
100% OF WASTEWATER RECOVERED AND RECYCLED
Water treatment is exemplary, since 100% of the residual water on the fire areas is recovered, treated and recycled. All fire areas are waterproofed and runoff from roofs and pavements is collected and directed first to a 250 m3 covered buffer basin and then, after passing through a depollution unit, to a 650 m3 retention basin.
The water is then pumped into the 650 m3 basin and reused for 3 different activities:
- Filling of the Foam Response Vehicles with a network of 4 filling points
- Cooling of the BOEING 747 and AIRBUS 320 fire simulators
- Supply of the water network feeding fire hydrants intended for firefighters’ training exercises.
With the objective of optimizing flight safety and contributing to air transport safety, our pedagogy aims to identify and teach the skills (knowledge, know-how and attitudes) essential to personnel in the context of the missions assigned to them within the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (A.R.F.F.).
This project is made possible thanks to our airport culture. Indeed, C2FPA is managed by professionals from the airport sector and its operation integrates institutional and airport entities. Its entry into the Group 3S, the French leader in ground handling, reinforces this culture and opens the door to an even stronger airport base.
This project is also made possible thanks to our aeronautical expertise, through the links that the center maintains with the leading entities in aeronautical construction and air transport, and through the know-how gained from several decades of experience in the field of airport security.
Our Pedagogical Committee, made up of members from the entire civil and military aviation world in positions directly related to aviation safety, is proof of the active participation of the airport community in our educational development. In addition to giving an opinion on all C2FPA pedagogy (training programs, intervention methods, etc.), the role of the Pedagogical Committee is to participate in the development of new high-performance training tools that meet the current and future challenges of air transport. These tools allow a direct application of C2FPA teachings on the airport site.
Our competence allows us to define training objectives according to the missions and positions held by the A.R.F.F. personnel. From these, a pedagogical tree structure is established, allowing each person to logically organize and capitalize on all the knowledge necessary for their workstation.
C2FPA is certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) under the Trainair Plus program since November 24, 2011.
The Trainair Plus Associate Certificate from the International Civil Aviation Organization (I.C.A.O.) certifies that C2FPA meets the following objectives:
• Improve methodological standards and course design procedures;
• Use standardized training materials;
• Manage and deliver civil aviation training courses.
The certificate was renewed for three years in October 2018.
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