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

Friday, May 8, 2020

Falcon 900EX vs. Falcon 50 EX – Two Popular Planes at Jets.com

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

Pietro’s Fight Holds Fourth Annual 5K Event

Friday, April 12, 2019

Changing Itineraries and Cancelling Flights in Private Jet Travel

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.