Aviation is a highly sophisticated business and questions that arise when you become a jet owner truly reflect this. The reason why modern solutions in jet management are in high demand is simple. Abstracting all that complexity away, business jet owners can concentrate on what truly matters – the actual performance of their assets.
In jet management, there is no way around big factors of finance, bureaucracy, and technology. The importance of finance for our clients is obvious. In the world of rising Fed rates and fuel prices, cost optimization becomes a top priority for business owners. Jet management companies have an advantage; they perpetually operate a fleet for multiple customers; their purchasing power is higher and costs savings greater.
The regulatory requirements for aircraft represent yet another field where expert knowledge matters. Every flight must be handled with strict compliance in mind. Curiously, the experience of a bureaucratic process can be very different, for example, if you choose to register your aircraft in Estonia, where most of the paperwork is paperless and online.
When it comes to technology choices, there are at least five operational questions to consider: safety, human resources, ground handling, aircraft maintenance, and of course on-board catering and entertainment.
Safety is at the core of all other processes. No jet management is done without a risk assessment. In this regard, securing access to qualified personnel is crucial, and this is exactly where modern solutions in jet management are efficient.
Operating with a well-managed aviation talent pool amounts to a remarkable reduction in headache when getting ready for your next destination. It usually takes more than one person to conduct a flight gracefully. Depending on how intensive your business jet operations are, and how large your crew is going to grow, you might end up requiring a whole professional human resources team to manage it.
At this point, it is perhaps already clear that jet management is not an easy business. Nevertheless, we are yet to cover the truly aviation-specific areas of ground handling and aircraft maintenance. Again, some specialist services are expected in this regard.
For example, the aircraft may require hangar space, fuel and catering services that may need to be organized at short notice for an unexpected flight. Maintenance is generally one of the more critical aspects of aircraft management, especially during aircraft on ground (AOG) events are where spare parts and maintenance personnel need to be flown to any point in the world as soon as possible.
All of the above may be quite complicated, yet everyone agrees that aircraft owners and their guests should not feel this way at all. Strict privacy measures applied, the VIP passengers are to enjoy every minute of their mission. The successful jet managers must be capable of arranging on-board services in every detail, from gourmet catering to entertainment subscriptions and other special air travel needs. Most often, the choice of services is not limited to air travel but in addition, has exclusive benefits and private packages from partners in luxury goods or accommodation. This is a service for those who never stop.
The private flying experience is designed to take one to the next level, yet successful aircraft management goes further and liberates the owners from even having to articulate their minds. This is something that only the best friend would do for you.