Category: Guest Post

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 – Nigeria

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 – Nigeria

Flying into Nigeria certainly presents a challenge for most corporate flight attendants due to issues such as cultural differences and language issues. Therefore, being prepared ahead of time and knowing what to expect with regards to vaccinations, safety and security […]

April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More
ABACE2015 to Feature Key Discussions Addressing Operational Needs Across Asia-Pacific

ABACE2015 to Feature Key Discussions Addressing Operational Needs Across Asia-Pacific

As the operational environment for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific continues to evolve, operators must remain continually aware of changing procedures, expanded services and new equipment requirements, and other challenges across the region […]

March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation and Communities – Business Breeds Business

Business Aviation and Communities – Business Breeds Business

All across America there is a huge network of business aircraft helping ensure the smooth running of thousands of companies: not only major companies, but also plenty of small- to medium-sized operations. Business aviation is absolutely essential to the business community on a day-to-day […]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Tips for Securing Your Aircraft on the Ground

Tips for Securing Your Aircraft on the Ground

Throughout my career in the aviation industry, I’ve been amazed at how trusting some are with leaving their aircraft unsecured when expecting service from an outside party. And while many will point to the convenience it brings in not having to orchestrate leaving behind a key […]

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Tea Service

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Tea Service

Tea, especially green tea, has become a frequently consumed hot beverage onboard private jets, primarily due to its beneficial health effects. However, there are differences in how different cultures serve tea and when this beverage is consumed.

December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria

Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria

If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably heard about the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa. Not unlike past outbreaks of other diseases (e.g., SARS, Bird Flu), this crisis has highlighted aviation since the industry is considered the most common transportation […]

November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Medical Air Charters: Five Indicators of Quality

Medical Air Charters: Five Indicators of Quality

If a loved one is ill and needs to be transported to a specialized hospital, do you know the available options? Scrambling for services during an emergency only adds to the confusion and unnecessary stress. The best way to prepare is with a plan in place. Air ambulance and medical arrangements give patients the highest […]

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Completing Your Flight Department: The Importance of a Third Crewmember

Completing Your Flight Department: The Importance of a Third Crewmember

Surprisingly we are still having discussions about the importance of a third crewmember on large cabin aircraft. Perhaps we have been discussing points that are simply too obvious and need to consider some of the benefits of a third crewmember that nobody really wants to think about […]

October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment More
The Winning Team – What Air Charter Can Offer to Passengers

The Winning Team – What Air Charter Can Offer to Passengers

Corporate and luxury travelers have so many options today that making a decision can be overwhelming. Sometimes, having too many options is just as bad as not having enough. To many, a trusted travel team can be a relief. This winning combination includes a reputable air charter […]

August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Food Safety

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Food Safety

Flight attendants are responsible for many aspects of a flight, and one of those responsibilities is in-flight catering. One of the most important aspects of in-flight catering is food safety, which is critical to the well-being of both the passengers and crew.

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Hotels, Local Area, Visas, and CIQ

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Hotels, Local Area, Visas, and CIQ

Argentina is generally a safe and secure region with adequate General Aviation (GA) infrastructure and services available. Prior to any operation to Argentina, however, it’s always best to confirm hotel and local transport options well in advance of travel, as well as be aware of […]

July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aviation Photography: More Tips for Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft

Aviation Photography: More Tips for Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft

If you currently have an aircraft for sale, lease, or charter, you want the most appealing photography of your aircraft’s interior and exterior. In previous articles, “Aviation Photography: Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft […]

July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMS

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMS

Argentina has a number of unique procedures and requirements in terms of filing and revising flight plans. The most practical way for business aircraft operators to deal with flight plan filing/revisions when operating to Argentina is with the assistance […]

July 3, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Permits, PPRs, and Airport Slots

Argentina is a hospitable and straightforward operating environment for General Aviation (GA). It is important, however, to communicate with your 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler to confirm any applicable permit, Prior Permission Required (PPR) […]

June 26, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Fuel, Additional Services, & Security

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Fuel, Additional Services, & Security

Additional consideration and planning are required when setting up aviation fuel uplifts for Argentina. It’s important to double-check advance notification and documentation requirements for fuel uplifts in order to avoid delays day of operation […]

June 19, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Caviar Service

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: Caviar Service

Eating caviar is common among owners of private jets and business aviation passengers. As this luxury food item is quite expensive, corporate flight attendants should know how to store, prepare, and serve caviar with the correct utensils, corresponding accompaniments […]

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Customs, Immigration, & Quarantine

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Customs, Immigration, & Quarantine

While Argentina is a fairly straightforward and flexible destination from the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance perspective, there are particular visa, reciprocity, and onboard personal effects regulations that must be considered before […]

June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Ground Handling

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Ground Handling

For business aircraft operators traveling to Argentina, your considerations for making ground handling arrangements can vary greatly depending on destination. In general, it’s important to allow a little extra lead time for ground handling requests and to ensure that all […]

June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Aircraft Cleaning and Maintenance: Helicopter Cleaning Tips

Aircraft Cleaning and Maintenance: Helicopter Cleaning Tips

These days, there is a lot of discussion about aircraft care. However, advice is limited for rotor-wing aircraft operators. Although it’s worth noting that many of the cleaning basics remain the same between fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft, helicopter cleaning can actually be a more complicated and time-consuming endeavor. The following are tips to consider when cleaning your helicopter.

June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Important Airport Considerations

Business Aviation in Argentina Series: Important Airport Considerations

For business aircraft operators traveling to and within Argentina, it is important to understand airport considerations and their potential impact on your operation. For example, you may need to know when it is necessary to have a Spanish speaker onboard to communicate to Air Traffic Control (ATC) […]

May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Purchasing an Existing Part 121, 135, or 145 Certificate: Part 2 – Steps in Purchasing or Applying for a Certificate

Purchasing an Existing Part 121, 135, or 145 Certificate: Part 2 – Steps in Purchasing or Applying for a Certificate

There are many considerations to take into account prior to purchasing an existing 121/135/145 certificate. We recommend that you work with an experienced aviation law firm and understand the costs for this process up front […]

May 14, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Purchasing an Existing Part 121, 135, or 145 Certificate:  Part 1 - Knowing the Regulations

Purchasing an Existing Part 121, 135, or 145 Certificate: Part 1 – Knowing the Regulations

Have you ever wondered whether to purchase an existing Part 121 (Airline Certificate), Part 135 (Charter Operator Certificate), or Part 145 (Repair/Service Facility Certificate) from an experienced operator? This can be a viable alternative to starting from scratch and beginning the process to obtain a new certificate. The advantage to purchasing an existing certificate is that doing so allows operators to immediately carry over their business, instead of having to wait two years or more when going through the standard Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) application approval process. The following is an overview of what you need to know if considering purchasing an existing certificate.

May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Helicopter Safety: Part 2 – Compliance Considerations

Helicopter Safety: Part 2 – Compliance Considerations

While these new helicopter safety rules go into effect April 22, 2014, there will be something of a grace period in terms of record-keeping and rule implementation. Best practice, at this point, is to carefully review all aspects of the new rules and develop a compliance plan […]

April 30, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Helicopter Safety: Part 1 – New Regulations to Mitigate Risk

Helicopter Safety: Part 1 – New Regulations to Mitigate Risk

New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) helicopter safety rules go into effect April 22, 2014. There will likely be a certain amount of confusion within the rotor wing marketplace when these new rules become active. Many of these new regulations […]

April 23, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Simplifying Your Aviation Safety Management System

Simplifying Your Aviation Safety Management System

Many industry and regulatory “experts” suggest that implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive […]

February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: In-Flight Child Care Excellence

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101: In-Flight Child Care Excellence

Children are frequent guests on business aircraft, and we should always make sure that flight attendants are properly trained in child care. This will ensure that children and their parents receive the best service during flights. Also, it is an excellent way to retain those clients for future trips, as they know they will receive […]

January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Aviation Photography: Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft

Aviation Photography: Photographing the Interior of Your Business Aircraft

If you currently have an aircraft for sale, lease, or charter, and want the most appealing photographs you can have to highlight the beauty of it, there are several factors for you to consider. In my last article, I shared tips for photographing the exterior of the aircraft. This month’s article discusses how to photograph […]

January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Four Reasons Why Metrics Matter in Business Aviation

Four Reasons Why Metrics Matter in Business Aviation

Ask any business leader if metrics matter, and I guarantee you’ll get a resounding “Yes.” Why? Metrics help organizations focus on what really matters and drive improvements in performance and outcomes […]

December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets – Part II

Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets – Part II

Welcome back as we continue to consider a charter operation’s untapped clients – pets! These clients, who are very important to their human companions (who pay for the flight), have been largely overlooked but are easy to please. This is a natural […]

December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets – Part I

Leveraging a Charter Operation’s Untapped Clients: Pets – Part I

Marketing gurus and ad execs sit in boardrooms and brainstorm for hours looking for a new way to differentiate their product so clients will choose theirs over another in this highly competitive market. It is rare that you get the true perfect storm […]

December 2, 2013 | 1 Comment More