Russian FBOs Ready for Duty

 - April 30, 2020, 11:33 AM
The A-Group FBO in Terminal A at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is still fully operational in the face of new government Covid-19 regulations on business aviation traffic. All flights with a passenger capacity of less than 20 seats must submit applications at least 24 hours before the planned arrival, with full details of all passengers and crew. The company is prepared to handle arrivals with health checks and thorough cleaning regimens.

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.

Despite recent regulations on international business aviation flights put forth by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) during the Covid-19 pandemic, aviation services provider A-Group reports its FBOs at Moscow Sheremetyevo and St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airports are still fully operational.

Under the administrative regulations on sanitary quarantine control, passengers are required to undergo health checks upon arrival. When the requirements were introduced in Moscow, the company was prepared with quarantine control staff and doctors on duty 24/7, conducting remote temperature checks and surveying arrivals to determine whether to order self-isolation or observation.

The terminals are equipped with sanitizer and hygiene products, informational materials, and medical masks. Rooms inside are thoroughly cleaned after each flight, while arriving luggage is also disinfected. Each member of the FBO staff undergoes a daily check-up, and their use of personal protective equipment is mandatory.

“The main tasks of our infrastructure in the current circumstances are to protect the health of passengers and staff, as well as to ensure the seamless maintenance of flights in compliance with all procedures and directives issued by [FATA], ICAO, and other industry regulators,” said A-Group president Sergey Semenov. “Business aviation in general, and our terminals in particular, allow us to provide not only passenger safety in every way but also social distancing, which plays an important role in preventing the spread of the virus.”