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How Private is a Private Jet?
Execflyer and Pinnacle risk management have joined forces to provide bug sweeps and security checks of private aircraft to ensure clients safety and security.
Jamie Dickson, head of charter stated that, “We have seen increased demand for security on board our charter aircraft, as well as a requirement to provide the same service for private owners. A recent high profile case in the media has highlighted some of the techniques used in order to secure exclusive stories. As a result, we are addressing the question of security in an environment that we all assume to be watertight. On one aircraft turn around engineers, caterers and handling staff could potentially access an aircraft cabin. In an ideal world we would trust that everyone within the perimeter of an airport anywhere on a global scale has been security checked. However there is always the risk that someone is paid a substantial amount to bug an aircraft cabin. Highly sensitive conversations take place in this environment, hence the launch of this service.”
Pinnacle Director, Matt Croucher added that “The methods employed by media and corporations to gain the inside track on a deal, celebrity movements etc have become increasingly sophisticated. The latest transmitters are difficult to identify, though here at Pinnacle we have invested significantly in equipment to find such devices. One high profile client found a tracker under his car, after he became suspicious that the media always knew his whereabouts. A growing proportion of our business now is ensuring privacy for high profile individuals and corporates, and we are very pleased to now be helping Execflyer’s private jet clients”.
Execflyer Air Charter provides air charter services on a global scale. We have access to a wide cross section of fixed wing and rotary aircraft from aircraft such as the Citation Mustang up to the Gulfstream G550, Global Express and the BBJ. www.execflyer.com
Pinnacle Risk Management is a leading provider of close protection and corporate security services with clients in the Private and Business sector. Their in house expertise spans ex Special Forces, Secret Service and Royal Marine Commando’s. Headed up by Matt Croucher, one of the youngest recipients of the George Cross. www.pinnaclerm.co.uk