The co-founder of Jets.com, Edgar Alacan helped grow the company from a startup to a thriving jet charter company with more than 50 employees and $40 million in annual revenues. To stay informed of topics within the aviation industry, Edgar Alacan maintains membership in the WYVERN Air Charter Safety Foundation.
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As the head of Jets.com, entrepreneur Edgar Alacan coordinates private charter flights in aircraft that are reliable, well maintained, and meet strict safety standards. Edgar Alacan’s company is positioned within an industry that continues to expand as more people turn toward the convenience of private jet travel.
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DMD is a fatal genetic condition that most frequently affects male children. Approximately 300,000 boys around the world - and 20,000 in the Unites States - are affected by the disease, which causes the muscles to deteriorate. Children with DMD require a wheelchair by the age of 12.
In addition, males do not survive beyond their mid-20s. During the early stages, movement becomes difficult, and eventually the heart and respiratory muscles begin to fail. The condition has no cure. Recently, gene-based therapies have shown promise in the fight against DMD. Approaches include RNA-based technology, gene replacement, and drug-based solutions.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
While all private jet owners follow a set of Federal Aviation Administration regulations known as FAR 91, Jets.com goes above and beyond to implement its own set of Assure Safety Standards. The company’s proprietary safety program outlines company rules related to drug and alcohol testing foo pilots, required pre-employment testing, and random and periodic testing once pilots are hired.
Assure Safety Standards also maintain runway length requirements that ensure aircraft can land within 80 percent of the runway length, and strictly regulate how long crew members can fly and how long they must rest between flights. Additionally, Jet.com’s safety standards require compliance with the Pilot Records Improvement Act, and prohibit aircraft from landing at airports without weather-reporting facilities.