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What is the Public Passenger Transport (PPT) certification?

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Even when flying by private jet, public passenger transport certification is essential. As an air broker, AEROAFFAIRES only offers flights subject to the public passenger transport regime. Although it is a major element in the aviation field, public transport certification is not well known. But what exactly is it? In this article, AEROAFFAIRES examines the subtleties of this certification and explains its importance, especially in business aviation.



The Public Passenger Transport (PPT) certification, in brief.


The Public Passenger Transport (PPT) certification is a certification issued by a certification body. It is intended for public passenger transport companies. Bus companies, metro and train operators, taxi companies are subject to it.


This is also the case for aviation, both on commercial and business routes. Flying on board a private jet does not allow exemption from the rules of the Public Transport of Passengers certification.


This certification is a quality label. It certifies that the company complies with a set of quality standards and criteria defined by experts. In France, in the field of aviation, the DGAC (Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile) is responsible for carrying out the audit.

What are the criteria for obtaining public passenger transport (PPT) certification?


he criteria for obtaining TPP certification cover several areas, including the following:


  • Passenger safety: The company must have safety procedures in place. These are designed to ensure the safety of passengers and staff. These procedures also serve to prevent incidents and accidents.
  • Quality of service: The company must offer quality services that meet the expectations of customers. In particular, it must ensure

    • the cleanliness of equipment and facilities
    • the friendliness and competence of the staff.
  • Customer satisfaction: The company must collect feedback from its customers. This is done in order to implement corrective actions to improve their satisfaction.
  • Environmental protection: The company must take into account the environmental impacts of its activities. The company applying for certification must implement actions to reduce its polluting emissions and its waste management.
  • Financial and administrative management: The company must have a sound and transparent financial and administrative management. It is expected that procedures are clear and well defined to avoid fraud and error.


These criteria are detailed in precise guidelines drawn up by the certification bodies. These must be followed by the company applying for TPP certification. A certification audit is then carried out to ensure that the company complies with the criteria of the reference system. You can find all these criteria in the certification application guide put online by the French government.


The criteria for obtaining aviation-specific TPP certification.


In the field of aviation, TPP certification has very precise and specific criteria. It should also be noted that the standards are identical for business and commercial aviation.


As an air broker, AEROAFFAIRES is committed to working only with companies that meet the criteria for TPP certification.


  • The aircraft must be equipped with two engines, and must have two pilots on board. Some private jets are exceptions, such as the single-engine Pilatus PC12.
  • Airlines must have an AOC (Air Operator Certificate), issued by the DGCA.
  • The aircraft must meet internationally recognised design, manufacturing and maintenance standards. These criteria are confirmed by the ICAO Certificate of Airworthiness.
  • The crew must be qualified and be able to prove their licences and permits. They must also be up to date with their medical checks and technical knowledge tests.


Why is public passenger transport certification so important?


The process of obtaining public passenger transport certification is an essential element for AEROAFFAIRES. Its various criteria guarantee our commitment to quality and safety.


In addition to these quality and safety issues, TPP certification has also become a necessity in order to meet the new challenges of business aviation.


Tackling the phenomenon of illicit passenger transport.


The illegal transport of passengers in private jets is a growing illegal activity that is the cause of many tragedies. It consists of transporting passengers without respecting the regulations in force in the field of civil aviation.


These illegal flights can be carried out by airlines that do not respect safety standards and regulatory requirements, or by private aircraft that operate without authorisation.


Passengers carried illegally may be subjected to dangerous travel conditions, such as


  • overcrowded aircraft
  • risky routes
  • poorly maintained aircraft


To avoid such harmful situations, it is imperative to understand the difference between public and private transport, and to ensure that your upcoming flight complies with TPP certification requirements.

A guarantee of quality for our customers.


TPP certification is increasingly important in a competitive market such as business aviation. Customers are increasingly demanding in terms of quality, safety and environmental friendliness.


By ensuring that all the flights we organise are TPP-certified, AEROAFFAIRES ensures customer satisfaction, complies with current regulations and improves its operational efficiency.


With AEROAFFAIRES, 100% of flights certified Public passenger transport.


AEROAFFAIRES has been an expert in air charter for over 30 years and is committed to offering only certified public transport flights. When you call on AEROAFFAIRES, you can be sure of a private jet trip that combines comfort, safety and peace of mind.


To request a personalised, no-obligation quote, contact AEROAFFAIRES. Our aviation experts are at your service 24/7 on +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82 or by e-mail: You can also fill in our online quote and receive a reply within two hours.