“They’re your emergency ‘get out of the country’ card, and if the crew is stuck or has otherwise been incapacitated, now you have a delay bringing in additional crew or an unknown contract crew, which can lead to additional security breaches,” for Private Jets she said.
Consideration 3: Thoroughly Vet Transportation Options for Private Jets
Wolf stressed the importance of reaching out to the local FBO or transportation provider, as well as industry peers, and asking questions such as: how well is the transportation provider known? What is their reputation? Do they offer the levels of driver experience that you’re looking for?
Burdette added that operators of Private Jets should seek providers who will reliably communicate ahead of time what type of car will be arriving, including its color, license plate number and the driver’s name, as well as the driver’s picture and cell phone number so when passengers leave the terminal, “there is no ambiguity or uncertainty with what car they’re getting into.”
“In some places, that can absolutely be a threat that passenger of Private Jets, getting into the wrong car – sometimes by accident, and sometimes by design,” he said.
The factors that go into choosing the most appropriate ground transportation option are the subject of a March 13 panel discussion, “Ground Transportation Security for Passengers and Crew,” to be held at NBAA’s 2017 International Operators Conference (IOC), taking place in Atlanta, GA, from March 13-16.
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