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OPERATIONS

Commercial Aviation
AMID COVID-19 Resurgences
during the pandemic.

Adding to private
jet travel's
seclusion and
safety, many St.
Thomas jet arrivals
are in-bound
to hangar their
jet in Standard
Aviation's 24,000
square foot
hangar and board
their yacht.
CARIBBEAN BUZZ HELICOPTERS

season has brought a multitude of new
and repeat visitors. With the British
Virgin Islands reopened in December
and in-house partners offering fixedand rotor-wing connections, the
Standard Aviation team has seen clientele
finding creative ways to still vacation
amid chilly winter temperatures.
According to research by GlobeAir,
a jet operator in Austria, f lying
private significantly reduces the risk
of contracting Coronavirus versus
commercial airline travel. The study
cites a potential 700 touchpoints
exposing commercial passengers to the
risk of contagion on a single commercial
f light. On the contrary, a business
aviation flight has a mere 20 touchpoints.
The analysis showed a typical roundtrip

charter flight requires interaction with
12 or fewer people, including FBO team
members. This count includes ground
transportation drivers, both before
departure and after arrival.
Research studies like this reinforce
that many aff luent consumers will
continue to travel despite the state of
the Coronavirus pandemic, except in
cases of local government lockdowns.
By streamlining a passenger's path to
the airport, driving directly onto the
ramp and walking immediately onto a
sanitized aircraft, private f lights offer
a safer travel option in today's current
climate. The only personnel with
whom charter f light passengers are in
contact are masked pilots and security
or customs officials in one-on-one

settings - where applicable. Private jet
clientele bypass all the lines and crowds
that statistically hold a higher chance of
COVID-19 exposure.
The need for alternate tourism
sources is made even more significant
by the jilted cruise industry's situation.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Bureau of
Economic Research cites that 1,433,122
tourists visited the territory via cruise
ship in 2019. But after cruising came
to an abrupt halt in March 2020, the
annual total was a bleak 440,398, down
nearly 70 percent. A significant piece
of tourism that is helping to fill that
financial void is the heavy yacht industry.
Adding to private jet travel's
seclusion and safety, many St. Thomas
jet arrivals are in-bound to hangar

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of januaryfebruary2021

Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
Industry Update
How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
Clearing the Air on HVAC
Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
A Clean and Clear Future
Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
Product Profile: Stress Test
januaryfebruary2021 - 1
januaryfebruary2021 - 2
januaryfebruary2021 - 3
januaryfebruary2021 - 4
januaryfebruary2021 - Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
januaryfebruary2021 - Industry Update
januaryfebruary2021 - 7
januaryfebruary2021 - 8
januaryfebruary2021 - 9
januaryfebruary2021 - How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
januaryfebruary2021 - 11
januaryfebruary2021 - 12
januaryfebruary2021 - 13
januaryfebruary2021 - Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
januaryfebruary2021 - 15
januaryfebruary2021 - 16
januaryfebruary2021 - 17
januaryfebruary2021 - FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
januaryfebruary2021 - 19
januaryfebruary2021 - Clearing the Air on HVAC
januaryfebruary2021 - 21
januaryfebruary2021 - 22
januaryfebruary2021 - 23
januaryfebruary2021 - 24
januaryfebruary2021 - Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
januaryfebruary2021 - Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
januaryfebruary2021 - 27
januaryfebruary2021 - A Clean and Clear Future
januaryfebruary2021 - 29
januaryfebruary2021 - 30
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januaryfebruary2021 - Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
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januaryfebruary2021 - Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
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januaryfebruary2021 - Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
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januaryfebruary2021 - Product Profile: Stress Test
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