Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Safety Leader Training Course


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.


Committed to enhancing safety and security worldwide, WYVERN helps aviation service providers create strong safety management cultures within their organizations. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course teaches essential skills to enable professionals to lead teams effectively and contribute to overall operational excellence.

The four-day classroom course is held at WYVERN headquarters or on-site, as well as in a four-day online format. Coursework includes progressive safety techniques that follow guidance from multiple aviation authorities, professional organizations, and the Safety Management International Collaboration Group. The course counts as four credits toward an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager credential and fulfills training requirements toward recognition as a Certified International Safety Manager by the International Society of Safety Professionals.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Jet Card Member Benefits with Jets.com


An experienced aviation professional, Edgar Alacan is a co-founder of Jets.com and oversees strategic management efforts and daily operations of the firm. Under Edgar Alacan’s leadership, the company has grown to achieve annual sales of $40 million, becoming a leader in private jet charter services.

To make booking a private charter aircraft as convenient as possible, Jets.com offers a prepaid Jet Card that can be redeemed to book a flight with as little as 24-hour notice. Purchasable in 25-hour increments, the Jet Card makes safe, luxurious air travel easier than ever. Private fliers can purchase guaranteed access to aircraft at fixed hourly rates, without hidden coasts such as fuel surcharges, taxi time, or overnight stays.

Becoming a Jet Card member offers guaranteed access to an exclusive fleet of aircraft 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Highly personalized service begins with a conversation with an aviation specialist who can help clients choose the appropriate Jet Card membership for their flying needs. Membership hours never expire and can be carried over or transferred to another person with no penalty.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Flying with Pets via Private Jet

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Private Jets Represent Growth Area

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.


As reported by Crain’s Chicago Business in early 2021, private jets represent a bright spot within a broader aerospace sector that has been impacted by the pandemic and commercial travel restrictions. One prominent example of this growth is Textron, Inc., which manufactures iconic Cessna jets and Beechcraft turboprops. Textron reported analyst expectations exceeding profits during the fourth quarter of 2020.

This was driven by numerous new orders for private planes, with General Dynamics Corp., the maker of the Gulfstream, achieving a 0.96 book-to-bill ratio. This reflects a situation in which existing orders are shipped out at the same rate as their backlog is replenished. It significantly outpaces sales results of the ailing commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing, which had one of its poorest years on record in 2020.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Pietro’s Fight Raises Funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research


The co-founder of Jets.com, Edgar Alacan oversees sales for the company he has expanded from a startup to a thriving operation with $40 million in annual revenue. Apart from his professional responsibilities, Edgar Alacan serves as a board member for Pietro’s Fight, a charitable organization committed to fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


Founded by Dayna and Manni Scarso after their son Pietro’s diagnosis, Pietro’s Fight raises money to fund transitional research. Working with the world’s leading scientists, the organization aims to accelerate the clinical trial process in order to make life-saving drugs accessible to young boys with Duchenne.

Thanks in part to funding from organizations like Pietro’s Fight, gene-based therapies and RNA-based technology have increasingly been used to extend life expectancies for children with Duchenne, while new therapies such as antisense-mediated exon skipping continue to show promise for treating dystrophic muscle. To read about Pietro’s family’s journey or to learn more about Duchenne muscular dystrophy, visit www.pietrosfight.org.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

What Is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?



An accomplished businessman, Edgar Alacan serves as a member of the board of directors of PietrosFight.org. The nonprofit organization aims to raise funds to support research efforts to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Since 2013, Edgar Alacan has assisted PietrosFight.org, which is dedicated to increasing awareness about DMD.

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

Jet.com’s Assure Safety Standards Exceed Federal Requirements