The nature of Part 135 charter which an aircraft charter and management specialist performs is highly specialized. Due to the complex nature of their requirements, aircraft owners select an aircraft management company with high levels of service and comparable experience to the owner’s mission profile.
Aviation consultants working in this area should also have experience with different kinds of aviation asset owners such as individual owners, corporations, private equity firms, financial institutions, and family offices.
We will discuss the key points to focus on while choosing an aircraft charter and management specialist.
Expertise: The chosen management company should have the capability to provide a list of their Operations Specifications or OPSPECS, which help in gauging their capabilities as a service provider.
Experience: This is the most important factor while choosing a specialist in aircraft charter and management. References from the past companies play a huge role in this regard.
Clients: Most of the organizations and the individual aircraft owners maintain strict privacy but the names of some of the clients may be disclosed and use as references. An Aircraft Charter and Management (ACM) operator should be capable of providing the profile of their clients.
Safety Ratings: Many well-known organizations publish ratings for air charter and management or ACM companies based upon the safety standards they maintain. These agencies conduct audits of the air carriers they rate.
Value Proposition: Many asset owners do not have the requisite management infrastructure to manage corporate aircraft effectively. The value proposition for engaging an aviation management company is to have proper control over the operations and increase transparency and efficiency.
Success: Owners taking advantage of a professional aircraft and management service receive a detailed monthly summary related to every flight, every maintenance action and all aircraft related revenues and expenses. As the owner, you will receive all information related to your aircraft operations in a timely and efficient manner and format your prescribe.
There are plenty of aviation management companies that can also offer related services like FBO management or fixed base operation management, aviation MRO management services and much more.
Some of the services offered by the chosen companies should include the following, to make them a premier choice:
1. Maintenance, repair, and overhaul
2. Aircraft on ground or AOG support
3. Aftermarket installations
4. Factory authorized service centres
5. Engine and APU overhaul and repair
6. Interior refurbishment
The relationship between an asset owner and the management company is closer than the traditional supplier and customer relationship. You should therefore feel comfortable with the professional management company you choose.
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