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COVID-19 Precautions/Procedures

Swift Aircraft Management is implementing all necessary health and prevention protocols to deliver a safe experience for everyone. Your safety is our #1 priority, so you can feel comfortable knowing that we are following the highest standards on our aircraft.

UPDATED MASK REGULATIONS 

Initiated 02/01/21
The CDC issued an order requiring travelers to wear masks when entering the premises of a transportation hub, awaiting, boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

The CDC mask requirement applies to aviation facilities such as airports, FBOs and commercial aircraft operations, including part 135 operations. This Order, effective on February 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm (EST), must be followed by all passengers traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as operators and operators of transportation hubs or any other area that provides transportation.

Aircraft and transportation hub operators must use best efforts to ensure travelers are wearing masks, including:

  • Allowing entry to or boarding only those wearing masks
  • Monitoring and seeking compliance for those on premises or onboard
  • Removing or disembarking, at earliest opportunity, any person who refuses to wear a mask
  • Providing notification of requirement by Federal law on digital, print, audio, and other platforms

Order exemptions are granted for:

  • Eating, drinking, or taking medications, for brief periods
  • Communicating with a person who is hearing impaired
  • Instances when wearing oxygen masks are needed due to loss of cabin pressure or other event affecting aircraft ventilation
  • Travelers who are unconscious (for reasons other than sleeping), incapacitated, unable to be awakened, or otherwise unable to move without assistance
  • Verifying a traveler’s identity such as through TSA screening or by a ticket or gate agent
  • Children under the age of 2 years
  • A person with a disability who can not safely wear a mask
  • A person for whom wearing a mask would pose a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by relevant federal regulations or workplace safety guidelines

INTERNATIONAL POLICY

Initiated 01/26/21
New COVID rules for re-entry back into the US have been implemented.
 
The major points are 
  • Our passengers returning to the US have to be tested within a 3 day window prior to their return.  eg. Passengers that normally travel to Mexico for a week long trip will require testing for their return to the US in those last three days.
  • This applies to passengers age 2 years and older.
  • The passengers are required to either 
    • present a copy of the lab test showing PAX name, DOB with a negative COVID-19 result or 
    • if they have recovered from a previous Covid-19 infection they are required to be cleared to travel by the medical authorities. (see link below)
  • Each Passenger must provide our crew member with a completed LETTER OF ATTESTATION (L of A copy below) 
    • Note: Parents or guardians should sign for children ages 2-17 years old.
  • The PIC or designated crew member will collect the L of A’s, place them in the envelope unsealed to be made available for inspection upon arrival in the US
    • the envelope will be completed, and turned in with other flight docs upon their return to base in PHX. these records are to be retained under Swift care for two years in PHX. Note: An electronic version would also be accepted.

If a passenger arrives with a positive result or no test result, they will be denied boarding. (see CDC Order below)

CDC requirements for passengers previously treated for COVID-91

Requirement of proof from negative COVID-19 test FAQs

Passenger Disclosure and Attestation

COVID-19 PROTOCOL AND PRACTICES

General Practices

  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for crew members
  • Aircraft cleaning and sterilization pre and post flight

Flight Crew Best Practices Protocols

  • PPE provided for all passengers upon request
  • Aircraft cleaning and sterilization post-flight
  • Crew pre-flight health questionnaire, upon request

Aircraft Sanitization and Cleanliness Measures

  • Thorough wipe down of the high-touch points such as seat belts, window shade controls, seat recline levers and handrails with disinfectant Wipes.
  • Stronger chemicals used for disinfecting Lavatory and Galley Areas.
  • Cleaning rags are wiped in one direction, one time and then sent to launder.
  • Dishes sent into the FBO’s where possible for high-temperature cleaning rather than onboard.
  • Washing of cabin amenity (blanks, bedding pillows) after each use.
  • Store clean bedding in closed sealed bags.
  • Removal of decorative hand towels from lavatories (passengers should use disposable hand towels only).
  • Ensuring there is plenty of hand soap and hand sanitizer available in the lavatories and galleys.
  • 
Professional-grade aircraft deep cleaning when recommended by crew.

Flight Crew Cleanliness Measures

  • Flight Crew always practice good hygiene and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently.
  • Flight crews wear gloves while handling luggage and will wear masks as requested and where able.
  • Cabin Hosts prepare and serve food with food gloves on and change them often. CH will also wear masks.
  • All Flight Crew are instructed to stay at home if they do not feel well.
  • Crews always practice social distancing and will not shake hands with passengers for everyone’s protection.

ADDITIONALLY:

Customers can use the link below to find information about COVID policies or restrictions in effect at their destinations. This will provide the latest Monthly Covid updates for every Country and Continent/area in the world.  This link not only lists the requirements for crew and pax, but for special airports of entry into those countries.

Geographic Area & Countries of the World

 

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2710 East Old Tower Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034

P: 602.225.3700
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E: bphillips@swiftacm.com

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