Le Castellet International Airport since 2001
It was in May 2001 that work on airfield refurbishment, modernisation and restyling began. It was hardly seven months later, in November of the same year, that Le Castellet Airport became an upmarket international business airport and the No. 2 airport of the Var in the South of France. A real record !
The following infrastructure and installations were now in place:
- New passenger terminal
- New crew and passenger services
- Approach lighting
- IFR equipment for instrument landing
- Control tower construction
- Construction of five hangars offering top quality service to future users.
EXCELIS S.A., the owner operator, chose the best adapted solutions for the creation of an upmarket airport, specialising in the business and leisure markets.
Very special attention was given to the overall architectural design, so as to integrate fully into the Provençal style of the region, all the while ensuring efficiency and practicality.
As well, Le Castellet Airport is now playing an important role in the region as a forest surveillance platform in fighting fires.
Particular attention has been paid to protecting the environment and restoring the site to its original state. Over twelve months were necessary to enhance the Airport forest.
Le Castellet international Airport now represents a new aeronautical and economic value for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, and particularly for the development and commercialisation of the Business Park in Signes, Gemenos, Toulon…
The airport re-opened to air traffic on January 1, 2002.
The running of Le Castellet Airport have been entrusted to Mr Francois André, CEO of the Airport.
According its programme of protection of environment, the airport installed a photovoltaic power plant construction on the 5000 m² roof of the H5 hangar, launched in February 2010.