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.
Friday, May 8, 2020
With a business administration degree from Brooklyn College, Edgar Alacan has been responsible for the strategic management and long-term growth of Jets.com since 2008. At Jets.com, Edgar Alacan oversees a staff of more than 40 people, while establishing and maintaining client relationships. The New York-based company provides private travel services using jets such as the Falcon 900EX and the Falcon 50 EX.
The Falcon 900EX and Falcon 50 EX are, respectively, part of the heavy group category and the super-mid jet class. While the 50 EX has a seating capacity of nine passengers, the 900EX seats up to 14 passengers in total.
Both are spacious aircraft for trips that require additional storage. The Falcon 50 EX features 115 cubic feet of baggage capacity and the Falcon 900EX has an additional 12 cubic feet.
The comfortable Falcon 50 EX comes with a sizeable stand-up cabin and a full-service mini galley, and supple leather seats. The Falcon 900EX cabin stands at 6.2 feet high, 33.2 feet long, and 7.7 feet wide, with various configurations and layouts available.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The organization recently held an event, called “Pietro’s Fight to the Finish Line,” which took place on September 24 and raised funds for the organization and DMD research. Dayna Scarso, who co-founded the charity after her son, Pietro, was diagnosed with the disease, noted that there was a large turnout for the event.
In addition, she highlighted that members of the nonprofit, as well as other event participants, were celebrating the news that Exondys 51 was approved for DMD patients by the Food and Drug Administration. Also known as Eteplirsen, it is the first drug to be approved to treat muscular dystrophy patients, a move that was welcomed by many organizations.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Serving as head of jets.com, Edgar Alacan provides a winning combination of competitive prices and bespoke customer service. Client focused, Edgar Alacan strives to educate passengers new to private jet travel on the specifics of having a comfortable experience that takes full advantage of this convenient mode of travel.
One of the key words when flying charter is flexibility, not only in terms of itinerary but also in terms of baggage handling and arrival and departure times. One major advantage is that, provided that minimal notice is given, it should be possible to change itineraries much closer to the flight date than with commercial flights.
Keep in mind that availability can be affected by last minute decisions. To give yourself the widest range of options available, book two weeks in advance. Cancellations of private charters can generally be made with 72 hours notice, but this varies with price, itinerary, and carrier, and it makes sense to confirm in advance the specific cancellation policy in place.
Flexibility extends to aircraft choice, with the exact model available at a given time and place variable. Being open to flying a comparable model, such as a Gulfstream G400 instead of a Citation X, can generate significant savings compared with requiring a specific aircraft at a specific location. It pays to remember that this variability in aircraft model availability is the flip side of the flexible itineraries that many value when booking charter flights.