Edgar Alacan is a private aviation executive who leads Jets.com and provides value and convenient travel solutions to those who rely on private jets for leisure and business transportation. One aspect of private air travel that Edgar Alacan emphasizes is safety, especially during a pandemic.
Most private jet journeys are routed through private terminals in which passengers will typically have space to themselves. According to an Air Charter Service study, compared with the 600 people encountered on average during commercial airport journeys, those who use private terminals only encounter four people. A major aspect of this is that arrival can be as little a 15 minutes before taking off, with queues almost never arising at security or check-in. With some private airports, car transportation to and from the tarmac, on which the aircraft waits, can also be arranged. This further minimizes human contact.
Similarly, private jets have far fewer people on board, with the passengers often already in contact outside of the airplane setting. In addition, crew members and pilots typically go through screening, both for virus symptoms and antibody tests. The result is a safer, more worry-free private jet flight experience.
An experienced executive based in Lake Como, New Jersey, Edgar Alacan oversees strategic management and executes operational plans designed to drive long-term growth for Jets.com, the company he co-founded in 2008. Under Edgar Alacan’s leadership, Jets.com has grown to more than 50 employees and over $40 million in annual sales.
To ensure the highest standards of safety for its charter jet clients, Jets.com created a propriety safety program called Assure, which requires that all aircraft and pilots meet rigorous FAR 135 standards. In addition to addressing flight crew time and rest requirements, the standards outline specific parameters for runway length and prohibit landings at airports without weather reporting capabilities. Assure standards also outline rules related to drug and alcohol testing of pilots both before hiring and throughout their tenure. Jets.com holds a FAR Part 135 Certificate, evidence of its commitment to upholding the highest safety standards in the aviation industry.
In addition to plane and pilot safety, Assure standards consider the environmental impact of flying, partnering with Terrapass to offset its carbon footprint with each flight.
A resident of Lake Como, New Jersey, Edgar Alacan is the co-founder and managing director of Jets.com, a leader in the luxury private jet travel industry. Under the guidance of Edgar Alacan, Jets.com has achieved annual sales of over $40 million. Mr. Alacan maintains membership with multiple professional organizations operating within the aviation industry, including the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF).
The ACSF exists to uphold stringent standards for safe operations in personal and business aviation. The foundation also operates a diverse range of programs and initiatives for aviation professionals, including the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). This program facilitates the reporting and resolution of safety issues to the FAA by employees of participating companies, without fear of receiving report-related disciplinary action from the FAA.
To prevent air charter operators from having to complete multiple audits each year, the ACSF has developed the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS). The ACSF provides training for auditors on this standard and oversees the performance of trained auditors, but does not complete audits itself.
The ACSF also hosts the annual Air Charter Safety Symposium. This event brings awareness to research related to aviation safety, current safety issues, and emerging safety programs, and is designed to bring leaders together.
Edgar Alacan is co-founder of Jets.com, where he has worked since 2008, establishing and maintaining client relationships and overseeing staff. Before starting Jets.com, Edgar Alacan was a private jet coordinator for Concord Private Jets, where he was the primary contact for clients traveling domestically and internationally.
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A graduate of the Brooklyn College Murray Koppelman School of Business, Edgar Alacan has worked in the private jet industry for the past 12 years. The co-founder and administrative head of JETS.com in New York City, Edgar Alacan stays up to date with the latest developments in his chosen field as a member of several professional organizations including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
In recent months, a number of public figures have faced public scorn for engaging in “wasteful” private jet travel. The NBAA, however, is combatting the widespread image of private jets as environmentally damaging. NBAA stakeholders are dedicated to “achieving carbon-neutral growth” in emissions around the world by 2020. The organization is also promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050.
The green efforts of the NBAA build upon the work of Gulfstream Aerospace and other private aviation companies that have been hard at work on various sustainable jet fuel alternatives for quite some time. In fact, some form of alternative, environmentally-responsibly fuel powered 23 of the 58 private jets on display at a recent Geneva business aviation trade show.
New Jersey resident Edgar Alacan serves as the cofounder of JETS.COM, a charter broker company that offers customized options for luxury private-jet travel. Heavily focused on safety at JETS.COM, Edgar Alacan oversees the company’s proprietary safety program Assure and belongs to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
The NBAA offers a diverse array of membership benefits to companies to help them best utilize their business aircraft. For instance, members of the NBAA can build new strategic relationships and expand their networks through access to numerous regional forums, conferences, and conventions centered on business aviation. This includes the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, for which members are eligible to receive discounted registration rates.
The organization also provides career-development programs for flight-department personnel and other aviation professionals. Furthermore, NBAA members can communicate with industry experts and stay informed about the latest news and information through the NBAA’s publications, podcast, and media resources.
For more than a decade, Edgar Alacan has served as managing director of Jets.com in New York City. In this role, Edgar Alacan oversees a company offering a full fleet of jets for private air travel. The fleet features light, mid-size, super mid-size, and heavy jets, including the Bombardier Global.
With seating capacity for 16 people and a top speed of 540 miles per hour, the Bombardier Global is the ideal choice for those interested in an aircraft that combines space, speed, and performance. Another major advantage of the Global is its extended range, which offers travelers a nonstop flight time exceeding 10 hours.
Along with reliable performance and versatility, the aircraft is built with comfort and flight quality in mind. The Global's spacious interior is 8 feet wide, more than 6 feet high, and 42 feet in length. It features supportive, comfortable seats specially designed for long-distance travel.
The Global's cabin is also equipped with the latest technology needed to keep passengers connected and entertained during their flight. The jet is particularly well suited for business travel, but also provides an unsurpassed experience for leisure travelers on a luxurious family vacation.