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While the New York City region remains one of the areas in the U.S. most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment there continues to be in short supply. Million Air, which opened its flagship FBO at Westchester County Airport (HPN) last year, decided to give back by donating 8,000 surgical respiratory face masks and 1,100 N95 protective face masks. It coordinated with the Westchester Business Council and dispatched a Houston-based Cessna Citation S/II from its charter fleet to ferry the masks to its HPN location. From there, they were sent to nearby White Plains Hospital. “These are times that define a generation, and we cannot sit on the sidelines,” said company CEO Roger Woolsey. Read more.
Asian Corporate Aviation Management (ACAM), specializing in aircraft management, CAMO, charters, trip support and ground handling across the Asia-Pacific Region, is strategically based at Seletar Airport, Singapore. ACAM is aiming to achieve the IS-BAH standard as a follow on to their success with IS-BAO Stage 1. The company has recently completed NATA Safety 1st Aircraft Marshalling online training modules at the NATA Safety 1st Training Center for its ground support team. Joshua Maniar, flight operation supervisor, explained, “The Safety 1st online training modules covered all we needed and more, to create total awareness and understanding of every role we engage in on the ramp. Safety does not happen by itself, you need to create a safe culture through training.” Read more.
NetJets has partnered with North Carolina-headquartered Cellex to make antibody testing available to its employees in the coming weeks. The program augments the fractional ownership provider’s joint initiative with its pilots’ union, NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, to offer COVID-19 testing for free to its employees through Quest Diagnostics. The moves come as NetJets prepares for economies to begin reopening, said NetJets president of sales, marketing, and service. “We are committed to testing 100 percent of our crewmembers initially and offering ongoing testing to anyone who travels to high-risk locations, has been exposed to COVID-19, or becomes symptomatic.” Read more.
Air BP has helped the customers and communities that are dealing with COVID-19 around the globe. In the U.S., the fuel provider donated three million gallons of jet-A to customers FedEx and Alaska Airlines to assist in the delivery of medical supplies and other essential goods to areas at the greatest risk for the virus. “We are pleased to be able to play our part in supporting our communities during these difficult times,” said CEO Jon Platt. “Our commitment to safe, reliable fueling operations remains unwavering and we’re grateful for the hard work of our front-line Air BP operators who continue to enable us to meet the needs of our customers.” Read more.
Clay Lacy Aviation, based in Van Nuys, CA, has introduced aircraft cleaning and disinfection services as part of its offerings. Performed at the company’s maintenance centers and by its mobile response teams, its detailing technicians wear full-body Tyvek protective suits, goggles, gloves, and face masks, and use bipolar ionization equipment and EPA-registered sanitizing products to disinfect the aircraft cabin. The ionization process takes an hour, releasing millions of charged ion particles that kill airborne and surface pathogens such as COVID-19 and influenza viruses along with Staph, other dangerous bacteria, and mold. Read more.