Whether it’s for personal or business reasons, using supplemental lift can be a huge asset for all your travel needs. There is a lot to consider when choosing a provider which can make the process very daunting. Your time, money, and safety are important so make sure you choose a provider who meets the highest level of all your requirements. Here are 4 things Magellan Jets thinks you need to consider before choosing your supplemental lift provider.
1. Safety Standards
Just because a company meets the FAA standard of safety, doesn’t necessarily mean they have met the highest industry standard. The FAA tends to be the minimum standard required to get in the air so it is important to look for companies who take the extra step and hold themselves to third-party safety regulations. ARGUS and Wyvern are two of the most respected third-party auditors in the industry and offer great insight to the level of experience for pilots, their training currency, and safety data regarding the operators and aircraft.
2. Aircraft Variety
Especially when it comes to business needs, the type of aircraft required for your mission will vary quite a bit. Range and size are two of the most important criteria you should look for when it comes to aircraft variety. Trips will arise in which one aircraft does not have the capabilities to accommodate all passengers or your aircraft doesn’t have the range to get to your destination. It’s important for your provider to have access to a variety of small, mid, super-mid, and large aircraft so you can be prepared for whatever your mission requires.
3. Level of Service
Not all supplemental lift providers are created equal. There is a lot more to your flight experience than the tangible requests made for an aircraft. Will the company be able to provide personal requests for your flight? Maybe you enjoy a certain meal while traveling or your children need entertainment on your flight. Magellan Jets takes pride in striking more than just a business deal, but a personal relationship. We strive to perfect every detail of your trip to make your in-flight experience one to remember.
4. Pilots & Flight Support
The level of experience of not only the pilots, but the flight support team is very important for your supplemental lift provider. Every company has their minimum hours required for their pilots to operate an aircraft, but some require much more experienced pilots which will assure you a safer flight. Along with the pilots, you’ll want to look into who the flight support team consists of. Most companies use people well-versed in customer service, but Magellan Jets uses only FAA certificated pilots in their flight support department so every aspect of your operations team is under the watch of highly experienced pilots.
At Magellan Jets, we pride ourselves on not only meeting the highest standard of safety, but also the highest level of personal service in the industry. There are many things that go into choosing a company for your private travel needs, but our variety of membership and charter options make us a great choice.
Magellan Jets is the leader in domestic and international private jet travel offering private and corporate travel memberships and charter flights. With a global network of thousands of pre-qualified aircraft, Magellan Jets is committed to the highest safety standards, personalized experiences and top level customer service.