About CRPN

About CRPNPAC (France’s supplementary pension fund for professional air crew members in civil aviation)

In 1928 (law of March 30, 1928), at the request of France’s “civilian aviators,” the French government set up the Commercial Aviation Providence Fund (“Fonds de Prévoyance de l’Aéronautique Commerciale”) in order to aid air accident victims or their beneficiaries: widows, children, or dependent parents. This fund was administered by France’s Caisse des Dépôts.

In 1951, a law was enacted (on April 27, 1951), followed by an initial application decree (on January 7, 1952), which created CRPNPAC.

Since then, several new decrees (January 5, 1963, June 18, 1984, June 30, 1995, May 27, 2005, November 10, 2011, and December 31, 2012, October 31, 2023 and November 20, 2023) have resulted in significant changes to CRPN’s rules.

CRPN is regulated by articles L6526-5 through 7, L6527-1 through 10,  R6526-2 through R6527-8, R6527-1 through R6527-69, D6527-10 through D6527-20 and D6527-70 through D6527-73 of French transport code.

It falls within the scope of the regulations regarding the application of social security schemes to salaried workers and their family who travel within the European Union.

CRPN is a private non-profit corporation with a public-interest purpose.

Founding documents

CRPN is a supplementary pension fund regulated by documents including:

  • The French transport code: for the rules and the institution itself,
  • The CRPN statutes: to define its purpose, setup, and powers.

CRPN specifics