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Entries in hangar and ramp movement (2)

Thursday
Apr252019

Speeding on the FBO Ramp Can Be a Costly Proposition

Every year more than 27,000 ramp accidents are reported worldwide. Collectively, they cost an estimated $10 billion. The causes run the gamut from carelessness to not following standard operating procedures (SOPs), such as obeying ramp speed limits.

That is why it is important to follow established FBO industry best practices written in a user-friendly and teachable SOP format. Your SOPs are your standard for excellence and should cover all procedures in detail.

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Thursday
Mar282019

Eight Best Practices to Prevent Hangar Rash or Worse

Hangar rash sounds nasty and is the bane of all FBOs.

We’ve all seen it. A line service technician gets in a hurry repositioning a GIV in a hangar and bangs the tail into another Gulfstream.

Say the estimated cost to repair the damage is $175,000. Assume the FBO’s insurance deductible is $25,000. That $25,000 is a big hit to the bottom line.

How does an FBO reduce the risk of this kind of incident? The answer is having a strong safety culture that invests in proper training of line personnel with a defined set of hangar and ramp movement practices as part of standard operating procedures (SOP).

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