A unique airline
The only airline in the world authorized to use the altiports of Courchevel and Megève with commercial flights.
This certification is issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and attests to a world-renowned level of safety and performance requirements.
Specialist in transport and mountain flying, Alpine Airlines trains its pilots in the excellence of mountain flying, in order to guarantee the highest level of safety.
First accredited professional flying school for the training of mountain pilots. Our pilots are trained in our own ATO (Approved Training Center) certified training center. A European standard (EASA) requires, demonstrating efficient and standardised teaching.
The aircraft used in commercial transport are exclusively twin-engine aircraft, adapted to short mountain slopes, guaranteeing performance and safety.
The entire school and transport fleet is registered under the French flag, allowing the highest level of control by the authority.
4 commitments, pillars of our know-how
A professional and committed team
Jean-Baptiste (Jb) Pennazio
Head of air operations
Head of crew training
ATO Alpine airlines Head of training
Flight Safety Manager
Passionate about mountain aviation, he obtained his pilot’s license at the age of 17, a professional pilot and flight instructor at the age of 22 and a mountain flying instructor at the age of 24.
Today’s Flight Examiner (FE and CRE): Mountain, Pilatus PC6 and Multi-engine and IFR Instructor (IRI).
It has more than 8,000 flying hours and more than 15,000 mountain landings.
He founded the Aerosavoie company In 2011 with Christophe Chapuis for pilot training specialized in mountain flying and skydivers dropping pilots in Chambéry.
In 2012, the training center became the first European certified mountain flying school (Approved Training organization – ATO).
In 2014, after introducing new profiles into our company, the Alpine Airlines project started. Gather passenger transportation and mountain aviation was the goal, today achieved through months of work and a strong team full of energy and passion.
For Jean-Baptiste Pennazio, Alpine Airlines is above all a human adventure.
“The responsibility of an air operations manager requires an unwavering knowledge of the Alpine environment, the aircraft used and regulatory constraints.”
“The safety and comfort of our passengers is a priority for Alpine Airlinespilots. Each pilot is at least a certified flight instructor and qualified for mountain flying according to the criteria of the European Agency for Civil Aviation Safety “.
Mountain Instructor Wheel and Ski, Night Flight and Flight Examiner.
Instructor for more than 20 years of the 4-seat aircraft on the Boeing 777, from private pilot initial training to professional and advanced pilot training.
In 2011, he created the company Aerosavoie (which would become Alpine airlines) alongside Jean-Baptiste Pennazio, who will see the development of the first vocational mountain training and paratrooper drop school before the consecration by the birth of the only airline of the French Alps, Alpine Airlines.
Christophe Chapuis is also a captain in an A330 in a large European aeronautical group.
In a regulatory environment that has never been more complex for air carriers, the whole team was able, through its professionalism, skills and determination, to create the only mountain aircraft company in the French Alps.
“Resurrect commercial mountain aviation was a very ambitious project, at the height of our magnificent peaks.”
Alpine Airlines is at the latest aviation industry standards in terms of flight safety, training and operations. It is with pleasure that we will welcome you on board our planes for unforgettable flights through our massifs”
Research & Development Engineer
Ground Operations Manager
Head of theoretical knowledge ATO Alpine airlines
Passionate about everything flying, Satya has a 10 years experience in aeronautical design and innovation. He is the co-designer of a unique seaplane based on a hydrofoil technology which he signed the patent at the young age of 22.
“Flying over geographical constraints is one of the aviation magics, especially in a mountaineous environement where land accesses can be complex. Bringing Alpine Airlines the technical keys to make mountain air transportation evolve is a challenge that I am excited to take.”
“His technical skills and human qualities make Satya an essential part of our success, both on the ground and in flight.”Jean-Baptiste Pennazio | CEO