CDC Health Recommendations
The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued health and safety guidelines for private jet operators which apply to Part 135 charter operators and Part 91K fractional fleet operators. These guidelines include recommendations for ensuring crew health and safety. Protecting the crew from COVID-19 in turn protects passengers as it reduces the risk of transmission. For passenger safety, there are also cleaning guidelines and recommendations to offer alcohol-based hand sanitizers and for crew members to wear masks any time they’re in contact with passengers.
Aircraft Deep Cleaning Procedures
Typically, all aircraft are cleaned in between flights. However, in order to ensure our passengers’ safety from the coronavirus, the cabin and passenger areas of the aircraft will be sanitized and disinfected with an antibacterial spray before and after each flight for your safety and for that of the crew. If you have any particular cleaning requests or requirements, ask before your flight so that we can ensure your needs are accommodated. The cabin is sanitized before your flight using Clorox on everything, including the door handles.
Socially Distanced Crew
A major component of combating the coronavirus is social distancing. As much as possible, the crew will maintain social distancing from the passengers for the safety of both. When the crew does need to come into contact with the passengers, masks and gloves will be worn for everyone’s protection.
Pre-Flight Health Screening
The procedures to protect the health and safety of our passengers and crew doesn’t start at the beginning of the flight. We perform health screenings so that you know your crew are healthy. Passengers are also required to answer health questions when they check in to ensure that everyone on the flight is virus-free. Any crew members who test positive for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or are asymptomatic, must self-isolate and will not be permitted on flights until a doctor has deemed them recovered.
International Regulations Compliance
Depending on where you’re flying, there may be requirements in place by your destination. Many countries are currently banning flights that come from the United States in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Some countries are allowing private jets to land but not flights from commercial airlines. Other destinations may have specific requirements for incoming flights that we endeavor to meet so that we’re in compliance for your flight. Certain destinations with bans may offer exemptions for passengers and flights that meet their requirements, which may involve a quarantine upon arrival.
Masks are also an effective way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To this end, masks are provided for crew members to wear whenever they must come into contact with passengers. Pilots may not wear masks while they’re flying in the isolation of the cockpit. However, masks are required for other crew members and even for the pilots when they are in contact with passengers.
If you have any concerns about our safety procedures or have specific requests that would make your flight with us more comfortable for you, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your safety is our highest priority and we are committed to ensuring meeting the highest standards of health and safety for your flight.
***Not all of our vendors follow the same protocols. Please ask your agent before booking to get the most accurate protocol information regarding the vendor being used.***
Disclaimer: All Aircraft And Air Carriers Selected By West Palm Jets are fully Certified by The Federal Aviation Administration and The U.S. Department of Transportation under part 135 regulations. Carriers are Solely Responsible for The Air Transportation Arranged on Behalf Of West Palm Jets’ Clients. West Palm Jets Does not OWN or Operate Any Aircraft. West Palm Jets is not a direct or indirect Air carrier. All flights chartered through West Palm Jets are Operated by Part 135 Air Carriers.