Tuesday, February 8, 2022

DMD Awareness Through PietrosFight

Edgar Alacan is the co-founder and managing director of day-to-day running operations at Jets.com. Alongside work, Edgar Alacan participates in community initiatives and sits on the board of directors at PietrosFight.Org. a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) awareness organization.

A genetic disorder, DMD presents as gradual muscle degeneration and weakness. The muscle cells holding protein, dystrophin, deteriorates, leading to early muscle problems, usually from two years of age, in jumping and general locomotion, with a wheel-chair aid necessity by age 12. Progressing symptoms affect other organs, including distal and extremities muscles, the pulmonary system, leading to respiratory failure.

Founded in 2012, PietrosFight.org aims to create and increase awareness on DMD and raise funds towards research efforts on treatment and alleviation. Donation modes include cash and sponsored events. Examples of the latter are the December 2020 $25 draw to win a chance for a two-hour consultation from custom interior designer Mrs. Maria Barone and the 2022 Superbowl Box fundraiser at $500 a box.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Increasing the Life Expectancy of People

An experienced businessman and entrepreneur, Edgar Alacan is the co-founder of Jets.Com. Edgar Alacan is also on the board of directors at PietrosFight.org, which organizes events to raise awareness on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a common form of muscular dystrophy that weakens the muscles. It is a life-threatening genetic condition that causes the death of most people that have it. The symptoms of the condition begin ever since a child is born, and typically the life expectancy of a person with DMD is up to 30 years.

The condition results in muscular deterioration and can be diagnosed through creatine phosphokinase tests. A study conducted for this disease reveals that a person's life expectancy can be increased if the patients with a few specific symptoms are treated better.

The study revealed that people who die early with this condition are underweight, and their lungs and heart do not function properly. Treating these problems more aggressively is crucial in raising the life expectancy of people with DMD. According to researchers, there are also gene editing strategies and practices that are believed to help cure this disease in the future.

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Embraer Phenom 100

An accomplished senior executive in the private jet industry, Edgar Alacan has managed daily operations at JETS.com since co-founding this aircraft charter organization in 2008. One of the jets offered by Edgar Alacan and JETS.com is the Embraer Phenom 100.

Described by JETS.com as “the creme de la creme” of very light jets (VLJs), the Embraer Phenom 100 has been manufactured since 2008.

The Phenom 100 seats four passengers, and, with 55 cubic feet of storage space, has more baggage capacity than any other private jet in the VLJ class. Its cabin is over five feet wide, nearly five feet high, and 11 feet in length.

The Phenom 100 has a top range of just under 3 flight hours and can reach top speeds of 380 miles per hour. In terms of luxury features and amenities, it has unusually large passenger windows and an interior designed by the high-end automobile manufacturer BMW.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Pilatus PC-24 - A Super Versatile Jet

Starting his career as a private jet coordinator at Concord Private Jets, Edgar Alacan has been a player in the aviation industry for over a decade. Edgar Alacan is the co-founder of JETS.COM, which allows you to rent private jets online. JETS.COM offers a Pilatus among the turboprop jets for hire.

Pilatus Aircraft is an aerospace manufacturing company in Switzerland and the brains behind the Pilatus PC-24. This aircraft combines the adaptability of a turboprop with the performance and size of a medium-light jet. The PC-24 was designed to be off-road capable, giving it a vast breadth of mobility. This feature allows PC-24 passengers to land closer to their destinations to access smaller airports with unpaved surfaces.

The cabin of the PC-24 boasts an interior volume of 501ft³, cabin length of 23ft, a width of 5ft 7in, and a height of 5ft 1in, exceeding that of other business aircraft for half the price. Each passenger seat has a quick-change function that allows it to be added or removed in a matter of minutes. The aft partition is readily adjustable, allowing passengers to expand the passenger cabin or the luggage compartment space according to the needs of each flight.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

FAR 135 Standards for Private Jets

Edgar Alacan, the co-founder of Jets.com, provides private air travel via his aviation firm. The company allows for the purchase of on-demand and pre-purchased tickets. Recognizing the importance of safety in private aviation, Edgar Alacan and his business adhere to Assure Safety Standards, thus ensuring private jet crew members place safety above all else.

Private jets, at a minimum, must adhere to FAR 91, a set of Federal Aviation Administration regulations that are widely-accepted. However, with its Safety-First Mission, Jets.com exceeds these regulations and instead adheres to FAR 135 standards. These standards are more rigorous for aircraft and private jet personnel.

Compared to FAR 91, which only requires drug and alcohol testing when requested by law enforcement, FAR 135 guidelines require that each employee undergoes testing during the pre-employment period. These tests are required periodically, following an accident, and when there is probable cause. Follow-up testing is also required according to these regulations.

Beyond drug and alcohol testing, FAR 135 standards restrict the amount of time flight crews are allowed to be on duty. According to these regulations, crew flight time cannot surpass 1,200 hours in a calendar year. Within a month, the flight time must remain below 120 hours, nor can it exceed 34 hours in seven consecutive days. When resting, crew members require at least nine hours of continuous rest for less than eight hours of flight time.

While FAR 91 standards let aircraft land at any airport, FAR 135 limits airport use. Private jets cannot land at an airport without a weather reporting facility. Suitable airports also need longer runways that allow for a landing within 80 percent of the runway’s length. This ensures planes can land safely during adverse conditions or emergencies.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Three Jet Travel Tips for Beginners

A graduate of Brooklyn College in New York, Edgar Alacan built Jets.com from a three-person operation to a 50-plus employee business worth millions in annual sales. At Jets.com, Edgar Alacan manages the day-to-day operations, which includes providing private jet charter flights.

With more private air travel companies offering jet-like public charters, here are three travel tips for first-timers:

Use a reputable company: With an endless list of companies offering flights and private memberships, it’s critical to book and travel with a reputable company. In the United States, look for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.

Book in advance: Although you can book with most private jets on the same day, there is no guarantee you will get the particular jet you want. Depending on your travel needs and commitments, it’s best to book in advance, especially if you want to maximize your workday.

Have proper documentation: Traveling on a private jet does not absolve you from following international travel protocols and procedures. If you are flying to an international destination, you will need to provide a valid passport or obtain a visa.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Increasing Popularity of Private Jet

With a background in business administration, Edgar Alacan is the co-founder of Jets.com. Overseeing the sales department is one of Edgar Alacan’s many responsibilities at the company. Jets.com provides jet travel membership and services.

Delayed flights, long lines at airports, packed planes, and luggage limitations make traveling by commercial airlines an unpleasant chore. And with the travel protocols enforced by COVID-19, it's no wonder that many are turning to private jet travel. For many people, the main draw of private jet travel is saving time. Savings come in the form of faster and easier booking time. Private aviation can also save you a lot of time as a private jet can take you closer to your destination than a commercial flight, especially if there is a smaller airfield nearby.

In addition, a private jet allows you to fly or travel without being recognized. Many business clients operate under a corporate banner, and a business trip can be made in relative secrecy, particularly for top executives.