Aircraft Management

We understand that owning an aircraft is a major investment that comes with considerable responsibilities. When you select Solairus Aviation to support the operation of your aircraft, you gain a full range of services focused on Safety, Service and Savings. Our focus on the management of your aviation asset allows you to simply enjoy the benefits of your investment – flexibility, convenience and reliability.

Solairus Aircraft Management

We understand that owning an aircraft is a major investment that comes with considerable responsibilities. When you select Solairus Aviation to support the operation of your aircraft, you gain a full range of services focused on Safety, Service and Savings. Our focus on the management of your aviation asset allows you to simply enjoy the benefits of your investment – flexibility, convenience and reliability.

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Aircraft Management Solutions

When you select Solairus Aviation to support the operation of your aircraft, you gain a full range of services focused on Safety, Service and Savings.

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Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Management for Aircraft Owners.

Solairus utilizes a service delivery model that its management team developed over many years of experience. One of the keys to its proven success is dedicating highly experienced professionals to each client’s account and having an organizational structure that supports decentralized customer service delivery.

Culture of Safety
All the services we provide to support you and your aircraft revolve around safety – our number one priority. Solairus has a dedicated safety department which is focused on continually monitoring flight operations, managing our flight crew training programs and promoting safety throughout the company. We have regularly scheduled meetings of our Safety Committee, which is comprised of staff members from every department in the company. Finally, Solairus utilizes the Safety Management System (SMS) tools provided by ARG/US to enhance our safety practices delivered to our aircraft owners.

Learn more about Solairus’ Culture of Safety here.

Fleet Discount Savings

Solairus has leveraged its position as a large provider of aviation services, and its long-term vendor relationships, to negotiate extremely favorable fleet discount programs. Solairus currently has major programs in place covering fuel, maintenance, crew training and insurance. The savings that Solairus’ fleet discount programs offer will largely offset, and in many instances more than fully cover, the annual services fee charged for our support services.

Our Aircraft Management Solution

Our Aircraft Management Solution


Operations Support

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At Solairus Aviation, our decentralized approach to non-regulatory service matters is what enables us to deliver superior service. We entrust your dedicated on-site Client Aviation Manager (CAM) and his/her crew to work directly with you daily to help you maximize the operational benefits of business jet ownership.

From headquarters, we provide extensive oversight and support with the policies and procedures that govern how your aircraft is operated, as well as regulatory compliance.

CAMs are given the authority, responsibility, training, and resources to manage the service delivery at a remote location that best suits the aircraft owners needs and preferences. This allows the owner greater flexibility on where they can base their aircraft, ensures HR, training needs, and day to day operations are handled autonomously and efficiently, and instills a greater sense of leadership, and responsibility within the aircraft owner’s crew.

The CAM is part of a comprehensive team that includes a CRO, a dedicated Flight Coordinator, a dedicated Client Services Representative, and a dedicated Accounting Specialist. These full-time roles are further augmented with routine access to Solairus’ Flight Ops and Maintenance Departments, 24/7 365 Dispatch, Crew Training, HR and IT, and Charter Sales and Marketing when applicable.

Client Responsible Officer (CRO:) Every owner and CAM has a senior company officer assigned as the high-level contact person. Your CRO is available, day or night, to apply required resources, answer questions or resolve any issues that may arise.

Operations Support

At Solairus Aviation, our decentralized approach to non-regulatory service matters is what enables us to deliver superior service. We entrust your dedicated on-site Client Aviation Manager (CAM) and his/her crew to work directly with you on a daily basis to help you maximize the operational benefits of business jet ownership. From headquarters, we provide oversight and support with the policies and procedures that govern how your aircraft is operated, as well as regulatory compliance.

Fiscal Management

Fiscal Management

In addition to the operations support team, Solairus provides complete, transparent fiscal management of your aircraft. The Solairus accounting department is staffed with industry-experienced personnel and managed by a Chief Financial Officer who has over 15 years of experience in the aircraft management business. Customized processes and procedures have been implemented to ensure accurate and timely analysis and processing of all aviation-related expenses. The funds required to operate your aircraft are placed in a segregated account in your name, and from which Solairus directly pays your aircraft expenses. There is no commingling of your funds with Solairus’ operating account.

“You control Solairus’ access to your account, to ensure it is used only for payment of your aircraft operating expenses. Each month the Solairus Accounting Team prepares detailed aircraft financial reports which track all owner flight activity, expenditures, fuel costs, charter activity and revenue, if applicable.”

– Mark Dennen – Chief Financial Officer

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“You control Solairus’ access to your account, to ensure it is used only for payment of your aircraft operating expenses. Each month the Solairus Accounting Team prepares detailed aircraft financial reports which track all owner flight activity, expenditures, fuel costs, charter activity and revenue, if applicable.”

– Mark Dennen – Chief Financial Officer

Accounting Highlights Include:

Robust reporting package

– Customizable and raw data available

Segregated owner account

Employee expense reports

– Online fully electronic

– Automated audit process

State of the Art Invoice Validation

– Electronic vendor invoices

Budgeting support tailored to client requirements

Owner Benefits Via Vendor Discounts

The Solairus purchasing group has developed programs that leverage the buying power derived from a fleet of over two hundred aircraft as well as long-term vendor relationships. This enables Solairus to deliver significant cost savings on fuel, insurance, crew training, and maintenance.

Any discounts we negotiate are passed on to you 100% in full, with no mark-up and no commission.

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Fuel Savings

Solairus has developed a national fuel purchasing program to ensure preferred pricing wherever you fly. Our program relies on a multiple vendor approach to fuel purchasing with worldwide contract fuel capabilities.

A substantial portion of your fuel will be purchased at your home base, and Solairus will negotiate specific rates on your behalf. If you wish to provide us a list of common destinations, we would be happy to quote discounted fuel pricing away from your home base.

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Flight Crew Training

Solairus works with FlightSafety and CAE Simuflite, the industry leading providers of training programs, as our pilot and maintenance training services suppliers.

Through your agreement, Solairus offers routine turnkey training for pilots and maintenance technicians at a significant discount; 30-40 percent below the industry average. Specific pricing for your crew training is outlined in the Fixed Costs section of this proposal.

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Maintenance

On behalf of our aircraft owners, Solairus spends more than $35M annually on aircraft maintenance labor, maintenance documentation, maintenance tracking programs, engineering services and parts.
This has allowed us to negotiate volume purchasing discounts with OEMs and service providers averaging 10% below retail.

Maintenance Service providers include: Midcoast, Duncan Aviation, Dassault, West Star Aviation, Standard Aero, Leather Institute Summary, CASP, HAPP, and MPP.

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Insurance

Solairus is one of the largest insurance purchasers in corporate aviation. Our size and relentless commitment to safety enable us to achieve considerable premium savings – 100% of which is passed directly to Solairus owners. The Solairus experience rating, fleet size, training programs, safety standards and proven safety record allow owners to receive fleet-rate insurance coverage with significant savings. Specific pricing for your aircraft is outlined in the Economics section of this proposal.

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WIFi and Aircraft Services

Solairus works with all industry leading data providers (ARINC, GoGo, Honeywell Forge and Satcom Direct) to provide flexible and cost efficient programs for our owners. These providers offer services for both cockpit data communication and in-flight WiFi. Solairus develops tailored solutions evaluating owner usage and marketplace alternatives, affording discounts up to 30% below the industry average.

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Travel Logistics

Solairus is a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has negotiated significant discounts with hotels, rental car providers and limousine services such as Marriott, Hilton, National Car Rental, Hertz, Go Rentals, G3 Visa, Southwest, and Delta Airlines. These discounts are extended to aircraft owners and flight crews for fully managed aircraft clients.Solairus employs a dedicated full-time Travel Coordinator who works directly with Flight Coordinators and Crew members to ensure that the best rates and options are sourced for each trip.

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Trip Support

Solairus Flight Coordinators utilize trip support vendors such as Universal, Rockwell Collins, and ITPS to aid with logistics during international trips. Trip support provides guidance on the requirements for permits, slots, and handling, resulting in faster, more efficient worldwide trip planning.

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Emergency Response

Solairus utilizes Fireside Partners to help develop and maintain the emergency response plan (ERP.) Fireside Partners also assist in training the in-house Solairus Safety Team on emergency contact notification procedures, family assistance, accident investigation, public relations, and business continuity.

 

Solairus Managed Fleet Locations

Our customers’ flight operations exhibit the responsiveness and personal touch of an in-house flight department, while benefiting operationally and financially from being part of a larger fleet of aircraft. Solairus manages a diverse fleet of turbine aircraft at more than sixty five locations in the United States.

Our specialty is managing flight operations at the owner’s choice of location that meet their specific needs. We know the processes and systems that enable this type of remote operation to work and are continually enhancing them to improve our service.

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Owner Benefits

The Solairus purchasing group has developed programs that leverage the buying power derived from a fleet of over one hundred aircraft as well as long-term vendor relationships. This enables Solairus to deliver significant cost savings on fuel, insurance, crew training and maintenance. Any discounts we negotiate are passed on to you 100% in full, with no mark-up and no commission.

Fuel Savings

Solairus has developed a national fuel purchasing program to ensure preferred pricing wherever you fly. Our program relies on a multiple vendor approach to fuel purchasing with worldwide contract fuel capabilities.

Flight Crew Training

Solairus works with FlightSafety and CAE Simuflite, the industry’s leading providers of training programs, as our pilot and maintenance training services suppliers. Through your agreement, Solairus offers turnkey training for pilots and maintenance technicians at a significant discount.

Maintenance

We will assist your maintenance personnel in the sourcing of multiple bids for necessary major maintenance work, providing preferred access to our network of qualified maintenance providers. The Solairus brand currently represents approximately 30 million dollars of annual purchasing power in this market.

Insurance

Solairus is one of the largest insurance purchasers in corporate aviation. Our size and relentless commitment to safety enable us to achieve considerable premium savings – 100% of which is passed directly to Solairus owners. The Solairus experience rating, fleet size, training programs, safety standards and proven safety record allow owners to receive fleet-rate insurance coverage with significant savings.

Internet/ WiFi Savings

Solairus has secured significant savings on internet usage rates with multiple domestic and/or satellite data providers. We have also negotiated favorable internet and WiFi equipment purchase and installation rates with aircraft OEMs and major MROs.


Solairus Fleet Locations

Our customers’ flight operations exhibit the responsiveness and personal touch of an in-house flight department, while benefiting operationally and financially from being part of a larger fleet of aircraft. Solairus manages a diverse fleet of turbine aircraft at more than forty locations in the United States.

Our specialty is managing flight operations at the owner’s choice of location that meet their specific needs. We know the processes and systems that enable this type of remote operation to work and are continually enhancing them to improve our service.