CrewBlast Seeing Requests for Range of Aircraft

 - January 24, 2022, 12:54 PM

CrewBlast, the staffing company that launched late last year to quickly match operators with contract pilots through an app, found that it drew the most response in December for crew for the Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon 7X, Bombardier Challenger 605, Cessna Citation XLS, and Gulfstream IV. Operator requests for crews were offering an average daily pilot rate of $3,500 for the G500 and $1,200 for the XLS, the company reported.

“While we serve all aircraft types, we anticipate that many of our requests will continue to come from these larger and longer-range aircraft,” said CrewBlast president Timothy Griffin. “It’s just much more of a challenge to staff these aircraft.”

When operators need staffing, the app sends a “Blast” notification to its database of qualified crewmembers. The blast goes directly to mobile phones, enabling the prospective pilot or flight attendant to respond immediately.