Category: Guest Post

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 | 1 Comment 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 | 0 Comments 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 | 1 Comment 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 | 1 Comment 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 | 3 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 | 2 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
Aviation Photography: Photographing Your Business Aircraft's Exterior

Aviation Photography: Photographing Your Business Aircraft’s Exterior

If you currently have an aircraft for sale, lease or charter and want the most appealing photographs you can possibly have to highlight the beauty of it – both interior and exterior – there are several factors you need to consider to get the best photographs you can […]

November 11, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Top 3 Fall and Winter Cleaning Tips for Your Aircraft

Top 3 Fall and Winter Cleaning Tips for Your Aircraft

If you’ve peered out your cockpit windows recently, you might have noticed trees and hillsides are starting to take on the colors of fall, and winter will be fast approaching. And while the cascade of yellow and orange provides a stunning backdrop to our flying adventures, Mother Nature is once again getting ready to […]

November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Checklist: How to Select the Right Aircraft Management Company

Checklist: How to Select the Right Aircraft Management Company

You are planning to purchase an aircraft and have decided to use an aircraft management company to help operate it. As you start to investigate your options, you learn there are many companies to choose from and are uncertain as to the best way to proceed. This article highlights some of the key issues to consider when […]

October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Four Great Online Air Charter Resources

Four Great Online Air Charter Resources

There have been recent innovations in air charter and aircraft search technology that aid travel planning for brokers and consumers alike. However, finding the right fit for your aircraft needs and flight combinations can still be confusing when the available web search platforms are increasingly [...]

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Your Own Flight Department versus Aircraft Management – How to Decide

Your Own Flight Department versus Aircraft Management – How to Decide

You finally made the big decision to buy a business jet. Now you need to figure out what to do next. You have some friends who use an aircraft management company and some who have their own corporate in-house flight department. You’ve heard a lot of conflicting information about either alternative [...]

October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Aircraft Cleaning and Maintenance: Leather, Sun and Funds

Aircraft Cleaning and Maintenance: Leather, Sun and Funds

If your aircraft has leather seats onboard, you already understand how difficult they are to maintain and keep looking fresh. Thanks to the never-ending danger from pen marks, liquid spills and children, keeping your investments looking great can be somewhat of a challenge. But if you utilize [...]

October 8, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 for Russia

Corporate Flight Attendant Training 101 for Russia

Adjusting to the cultural differences of their clients is a constant challenge for corporate flight attendants. As they are flying clients from all over the world, corporate flight attendants need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date at all times. Understanding and respecting [...]

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
6 Considerations for First-time Business Jet Passengers

6 Considerations for First-time Business Jet Passengers

Flying on a private jet bears very little resemblance to flying commercial. That’s precisely what everyone really likes about private travel. Very often you drive right up to your aircraft, step inside, they close the door behind you, and you leave. You eat exactly what you want, when you want it [...]

September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Olympic Elections in Buenos Aires Argentina – Heavy Traffic Expected

Olympic Elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Heavy Business Aviation Traffic Expected

The International Olympic Committee meets 4-10 September for Olympic elections in Buenos Aires. During this period, business aviation traffic to Buenos Aires will be heavier than normal. Operators should expect aircraft parking and operating restrictions as well as sold out accommodations at preferred hotels…

September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More