This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Global aviation services provider Luxaviation Group has achieved registration under the FlySkills Hygiene Certification, a set of defined health safety standards that have been validated by the Socotec Group, an international testing, inspection, and certification firm. The FlySkills program is aimed at FBOs and aircraft owners/operators to help them “achieve a safer, hygienic environment."
It includes procedures for aircraft passenger hygiene, staff health management, FBO hygiene for daily operations, passenger and staff PPE packages, and professional advice and support in the application of procedures and products. Companies achieving certification are then entered into a database that will be available to charter brokers and dispatch departments.
All of Luxaviation’s 26 ExecuJet FBOs locations in Australia, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe are now registered in the FlySkills database, along with many of the company’s private jet charter operators, allowing them to demonstrate that defined and accredited hygiene programs have been implemented and are subject to regular compliance auditing.
“As we hope and plan for private jet flight demand to surge again in 2021, we are doing everything we can to guarantee our clients the safest possible travel experience, in the air and across our FBOs,” said Robert Fisch, co-president of aviation services for Luxaviation.