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 surface disinfectants throughout the cabin coupled with advanced procedures to disinfect and purify cabin air.
For our emoloyees and crew, we have developed specific instructions with on 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.
The additional precautions are designed to ensure your travel experience provides the peace of mind you have come to expect from Latitude 33 Aviation.
Latitude 33 Aviation uses professional aircraft detailing services to thoroughly clean the aircraft before each flight. During the interior surface wipe-downs, the leather seats are cleaned with a disinfectant cleaner, that contains a pH level friendly enough for the leather, while also killing 99.9% of bacteria. All hard surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant and deodorizing wipes.
Ozone is a colorless gas that is a powerful oxidizer and potent germicide. Ozone possesses much higher disinfection capabilities than chlorine and other commonly used disinfectants and is effective in killing bacteria and viruses. After the interior cleaning, an ozone generator is set up in the cabin with circulation fans for 4 hours with the cabin sealed. The aircraft cabin is then aired out to remove any ozone that has not yet returned to the original O2 form.
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.