EuroAirport awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Following an independent audit process including training of on-site employees, EuroAirport has been awarded the IATA CEIV Pharma certification¹ valid as of 15 November 2017 for a period of three years.The binational Airport Authority started the certification process in June 2016². The new quality label comes in addition to the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification already obtained in November 2015³.

The IATA CEIV Pharma certification confirms EuroAirport’s commitment towards the regional life science industry. In addition, it reinforces the airport’s position as a reliable partner for the rapid, consistent and efficient storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products world-wide.

Situated at the crossroads of Switzerland, France and Germany, EuroAirport is the first Airport Authority to be certified within a community approach in France and Switzerland. Of the five other companies participating in the certification process, Fiege and Fischer Road Cargo have been certified, with Swissport, Swiss World Cargo and WFS (Worldwide Flight Services) scheduled to receive certification beginning of 2018. Program participants work closely together to fine tune and align stakeholder interfaces with the joint objective of ensuring the delivery of high quality standards and services at EuroAirport.

Thanks to its 21’000 m2 state-of-the-art Cargo Terminal offering constant temperature control, real-time temperature monitoring as well as fast and efficient processing, EuroAirport is able to meet fully the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry in the trinational region as a whole and in particular the needs of companies based in Basel, home to the world’s highest density of successful life science companies

More about the IATA CEIV Pharma certification: www.iata.org

¹The IATA (International Air Transport Association) Center of excellence for independent Validators (CEIV Pharma) is a standardized global certification program that trains and conducts onsite assessments to provide the expertise needed adequately to transport cold-chain pharmaceutical products across the world.

² See EuroAirport press release 8 June 2016.

³ See EuroAirport press release 18 November 2015.