Health and Safety
Safety is always our priority
At Latitude 33 Aviation, safety is always our number one concern for our aircraft owners, clients, and crew. We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident and comfortable when flying with Latitude 33 Aviation, and as such, we have taken additional precautions to ensure your continued safety and protection during the current situation.
Our Safety Team has developed a comprehensive plan to guide our operations and response to the virus, including the implementation of enhanced aircraft cleaning methods, along with increasing the frequency and duration of interior cleanings. This includes the use of professional cleaning services to disinfect the cabin. For our employees and crew, we have developed specific instructions about the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel sick or are returning from an area of the world identified as posing a coronavirus-related risk. Per CDC recommendations, we will ask employees who have traveled to such locations or have been exposed to others who have traveled to such locations to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Safety Team has implemented a plan which includes enhanced aircraft cleaning methods and an employee COVID-19 Response Plan. Our procedures include:
- Detailed, multi-step aircraft cleaning methods for all aircraft, including brokered aircraft.
- Crew and employee temperature screening.
- Modifying crew and client interactions.
- Screening forms.
Latitude 33 Aviation uses professional aircraft detailing services to thoroughly clean the aircraft before each flight. During the interior surface wipe-downs, all hard surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant and deodorizing wipes. Additional steps include:
- After returning from a flight, aircraft will be stocked/serviced/updated by the Latitude 33 operations team and cleaned/sanitized by cleaning service, then sealed with restricted access until the next flight.
- Detailed audit of aircraft cleaning will be performed before the next flight.
- Reusable consumables have been removed from aircraft (glassware, silverware, blankets, pillow, etc.), limiting cross-contamination.
Latitude 33 Aviation’s goal is to protect employees, crews, clients, aircraft owners, and the general public. All employees are encouraged to social distance whenever possible. Prior to each flight, crew members audit the aircraft confirming it has been properly and thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and stocked. Crew members communicate with line services to avoid handling passengers’ baggage and request that any arranged transportation is disinfected prior to arrival at FBO. Flight crews are required to have their temperature checked regularly, and all employees are encouraged to do so as well. If a crew member shows any signs of illness, the crew member must report this immediately and any aircraft that the crew member has entered must be removed from service for deep cleaning and sanitation prior to further use.
Most of our aircraft have a private enclosed lavatory, and many include a sink. Latitude 33 thoroughly cleans the aircraft before every flight, we also provide antibacterial hand wipes, soap, and hand sanitizer.
No. Those who are infected with the coronavirus have been guided to stay quarantined for 14 days and/or until they have been determined to be noninfectious.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
For additional information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
Latitude 33 will continue to closely monitor this situation and implement guidance and best practices provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Business Aircraft Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and other federal agencies.
If you have any questions or concerns about the measures we’re taking, please contact us.