Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Assure Safety Program

Edgar Alacan is a graduate of Brooklyn College who has worked in the private jet industry for the past decade. A member of the National Business Aviation Association, Edgar Alacan currently serves as the co-founder and managing director of 

Based in New York City, provides clients with custom private jet trips. The organization maintains a fleet of jets that range in class size from light to turbo. Regardless of jet class, emphasizes a "safety first and luxury second" philosophy.

Safety standards at are governed by the organization’s Assure Aviation Safety System program. Rather than simply meet minimum private jet safety benchmarks, known as FAR 91, Assure requires that pilots and aircraft meet more rigorous requirements. Known as FAR 135, these extensive safety benchmarks include more comprehensive drug and alcohol testing and longer rest requirements for crew members. 

The Assure program also sets additional runway safety standards and requires weather reporting before landings. Moreover, the program ensures pilots are properly vetted under the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996. 

For additional information on Assure safety standards, visit

Friday, May 11, 2018

Tips for Private Jet Travel

Edgar Alacan, a respected presence in the private aircraft charter business, guides, which combines luxury travel with competitive pricing. Edgar Alacan and his firm emphasize safety while providing a tailored, customer-centric experience.

For those who are new to private air travel, the basic inflight rules are the same as those in any commercial or private setting, and begin with proper behavior. Within a confined space, good manners go beyond simple etiquette and involve some critical safety issues.

Keep expectations realistic. While a private jet offers travel tailored to a specific destination and can be much faster than commercial alternatives, this does not give the passenger the right to make demands such as last-minute itinerary changes. 

Although private jets can be booked just hours in advance, guaranteeing availability and ensuring that a well rested crew is ready for transportation is a vital part of the equation. To avoid last minute hassles and potentially missing or being late for important events, it makes sense to book travel as early as possible. One pointer for tech-savvy first time private jet travelers is that, unless a photo opportunity suggested by the host, it may be best to keep the flight discreet and off of social media.