Air Partner - 02 Jan 2018
Our Emergency Planning Division provides 24-hour global air evacuation planning and implementation services for any situation that clients deem an emergency, whether that be flying people out of a dangerous situation, transporting support teams to the site of a disaster, or the last-minute movement of critical equipment.
Services include priority access to the thousands of aircraft on our books, a significant line of credit to enable “go-now” flights, emergency drills, and general aviation consultancy. At Air Partner we also offer our clients access to a full 24-hour flight operations centre year-round ensuring we have instant access to its services, wherever they are in the world and whatever the time.
Air Partner has been operating this pre-planned contingency service for 16 years, supporting industries ranging from energy, construction, banking, insurance, drilling support, mineral extraction and manufacturing to a number of leading charity organisations. In the past, Air Partner has successfully evacuated thousands of people from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, West Africa, Afghanistan, Indonesia, East Timor, Lebanon and Nepal, among others.
In March this year, the Emergency Planning team at Air Partner carried out the evacuation of 43 Boeing employees to California from French Guiana during a prolonged period of civil unrest. The staff were in the French territory on the northeast coast of South America to launch a new $625 million internet satellite in partnership with ViaSat.
A general strike led to the cancellation of flights and the closure of roads, schools and businesses, as demonstrators protested against a rise in crime, unemployment and living costs. As the situation escalated, Boeing activated the emergency evacuation contract it has with Air Partner in order to ensure the safe repatriation of its employees to California. Just 19 hours after Boeing authorised the evacuation, Air Partner had a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the ground at the company’s desired airport of departure, with all the necessary permits secured for the flight back to Los Angeles International Airport.
Boeing has been a client of Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division for several years, and has air evacuation plans in place for several countries which may be at risk of political unrest or violence, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami or pandemics. This is just one example of how we have been helping clients globally.
If you are looking to speak to someone in the team about emergency planning services, contact us today...