Jet Edge tasks Redline with implementing COVID-19 protocols


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jet Edge is partnering with Redline, an Air Partner company, to introduce a range of new operating procedures to protect the health and safety of passengers and crew across its fleet of more than 80 aircraft. Jet Edge noted a renewal in demand for private aviation, as “travellers look for the safest possible way to travel”.

“At Jet Edge, we hold our company to the highest standards of excellence in every facet of our business,” said Bill Papariella, CEO of Jet Edge. “In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our clients and team.”

Jet Edge was impressed with Redline’s handling of a repatriation flight in February 2020, where Diamond Princess cruise passengers were brought home to the UK from Japan, on behalf of the UK government. Established in 2006, Redline specialises in providing government-standard security solutions and training for global aviation industry partners, corporations and critical national infrastructure properties.

Redline was tasked with overseeing the implementation of Jet Edge’s safety protocol to all facets of its private aviation activities. The measures include rigorous aircraft decontamination services before and after each flight, as well as an additional preventative aircraft interior treatment with an antimicrobial barrier called ClearCabin. Also included are pre-flight health assessments for flight crews and passengers, new operations best practices that feature redesigned inflight procedures, personal protective equipment requirements, refreshed maintenance exercises for every aircraft, and other guidelines.

The procedures were introduced as preventative measures for pilots and flight crew members to employ. Redline also made sure to institute new practices for all maintenance and line service personnel, as well as vendors in proximity of any Jet Edge aircraft. The new protocols were produced to exceed the most stringent standards set by the FAA, WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), alongside guidance from major aircraft OEMs.

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