West Star Aviation – AOG/MRT

West Star is dedicated to getting you back in the air as quickly as possible. Even If you are AOG and can’t come to us, our on call 24/7 skilled and experienced technicians can help. Our Mobile Repair Teams “MRTs” are available from most West Star locations to provide AOG and necessary scheduled/unscheduled on-site service, inspections, evaluations, and repairs.

Our AOG/MRT network brings West Star’s experience to you, when you need it the most.

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Ross Aviation Now Offers Aircraft Cabin Disinfecting Services

In addition to significantly ramping-up infectious-disease safety precautions and protective guidelines at each of its locations, Ross Aviation is now offering aircraft cabin disinfecting services to help combat the Coronavirus.

The company is providing these services as part of its mission to anticipate and deliver on customers’ needs and to support its team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re pleased to not only be able to offer these capabilities for the well-being of our customers, but also to help keep our team members, who are essential front-line workers, healthy and productive during the downturn in flight activity” said Brian Corbett, chief executive officer of Ross Aviation. “Times like these are when you direct your focus to the well-being of passengers, pilots and team members – and keep your company’s mission and core values at the forefront” he continued.

A typical business aircraft requires roughly one to two hours to disinfect, depending on aircraft size, and the airplane can be returned to service immediately afterwards. The components used in the process are approved by aircraft manufacturers – and a typical treatment remains effective from seven to thirty days depending on the wear of the areas. In addition, these services can also be applied to airport offices, automobiles, and other interior spaces, if requested.

Ross Aviation has retained David Allen Certified to advise and train its team members on disinfecting services at Ross locations, beginning with company facilities in Scottsdale, Arizona (KSDL) and Sarasota, Florida (KSRQ). The company’s proprietary process follows NBAA Guidelines for disinfection and uses EPA- registered and aviation-approved products to disinfect airplanes and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In addition to making sanitizing and protectant services available at Ross Aviation locations, David Allen Certified has AOG Rapid Response teams available to arrive within eight to twenty-four hours to clean and disinfect aircraft on demand. These services can be scheduled directly through Ross Aviation’s Sarasota and Scottsdale locations, or on rossaviation.com – where updates regarding the increasing availability of disinfecting services at additional of Ross Aviation locations can also be found.

Ross Aviation is now offering aircraft cabin disinfecting services to help combat the Coronavirus.

FBO Chain Donates and Delivers Masks to Hospital

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.

ACAM Begins Training for IS-BAH Registration

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 Expands Employee COVID-19 Testing

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 Offers Support During COVID-19 Crisis

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 Adds Aircraft Disinfection to Services

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.