Isabelle Canton

Isabelle Canton is senior Universal Aviation representative – south of France. With 19 years' experience in the industry – most of that involved with General Aviation (GA) in the south of France – Isabelle describes her role as a mix between a handling agent and a concierge. With her extensive knowledge of this important and often challenging part of the world, Isabelle is a valuable resource in optimizing all facets of a client trip to the region. Prior to joining Universal Aviation, she worked in the Paris area as a charter airline and crew scheduling representative and then spent the next 16 years as a GA handling agent in the south of France. Isabelle can be reached at cantonisabelle@universalaviation.aero.

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Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Cannes Yacht Festival 2017

If you are operating your business aircraft to the Cannes Yacht Festival (Sept 12-17) to experience one of the world’s leading in-water yacht shows, you don’t want to spoil it by not getting preferred aircraft parking or crew accommodation options. Due to the high-traffic nature…

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Operating to 2017 Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Airports, Parking & Services

Preferred overnight parking options may be challenging to obtain at both Nice (LFMN) and Cannes (LFMD) during this event period. Although extended aircraft parking is available at LFMN, daily parking change rates escalate exponentially the longer you stay. For operators not…

May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: Operating Procedures & CIQ

The two largest events on the Cote d’Azur – the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – will run back to back this year putting additional demands on general aviation (GA) infrastructure, airport slots, parking, support services, crew accommodations and local…

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

Airport slots and prior permission requirement (PPR) mandates need to be addressed early in the flight planning process for business aircraft operations to either Nice (LFMN) or Cannes (LFMD) during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix period (May)…

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: Airport Options

2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: Airport Options

The French Riviera comes alive again this May with the Cannes Film Festival May 11-22 and Monaco Grand Prix May 26-29. Unlike previous years, when the two iconic events occurred at virtually the same time, they are spread out a little this time around…

April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

Next to airport slot and parking issues, securing short-notice hotel accommodations will be one of the larger issues during the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix period. It’s important to try to avoid schedule revisions as rescheduling can have a negative cascading effect […]

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int'l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: GA Parking & CIQ Clearance

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: GA Parking & CIQ Clearance

For business aircraft operators, parking limitations will not be as critical a factor during the opening phase of the Cannes Film Festival. The heaviest traffic period, when airport slots and parking approvals will be more of a significant issue, is expected to be May 21-26 […]

March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int'l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: GA Airports and Options

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 1: GA Airports and Options

Be prepared for high General Aviation (GA) traffic when operating to the French Riviera this May. With the Cannes International Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix taking place simultaneously, operational challenges can be anticipated in terms of aircraft parking, hotel accommodations […]

March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Le Castellet (LFMQ) is a user-friendly airfield and a popular alternate parking choice for nearby French Riviera locations. While there are occasional issues with Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) availability – and rare cases when weather conditions may cause you to divert […]

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 1 - Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Ops to the French Riviera via Le Castellet: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Le Castellet (LFMQ) is a medieval village perched on a hill a few miles inland between Marseille and Toulon. For business aircraft operators planning missions to the French Riviera (Southern France), LFMQ is an ideal parking alternate when Nice (LFMN) and/or Cannes (LFMD) […]

December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 2 – Operating Considerations

Airport slots, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), aircraft parking, and hotel/local transport issues must be considered when planning business aviation operations to the south of France during peak season. While last-minute and short-notice trips to the […]

May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

Business Aircraft Operations to Southern France: Part 1 – Airport Considerations

During peak season, May-October each year, airports in southern France – including those around the French Riviera – experience congestion and aircraft parking issues. Typically, Nice (LFMN) is the most challenging airport at which to secure aircraft parking during peak season […]

May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Alternate Airports & Local Considerations

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Alternate Airports & Local Considerations

If operating to the French Riviera during the Cannes Film Festival/Monaco Grand Prix period on short notice (or if last-minute planning arrangements can’t be avoided), be advised that being very flexible in terms of repositioning, sourcing crew accommodations, and dealing with fuel […]

April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix Part 1 – Primary Airports

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix Part 1 – Primary Airports

The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 14-25, 2014, with the second week of the festival being the busiest. Meanwhile, the Monaco Grand Prix hits the streets May 22-25, 2014. The confluence of these two major events always creates challenges for business aviation operators in terms of aircraft […]

April 1, 2014 | 4 Comments More