Businesses in today’s challenging economy must do everything possible to cut costs and increase efficiency. While private aviation facilities are very expensive, they do provide important benefits to corporations. Properly maintaining the corporation’s aviation facility will result in the following benefits.
Reduced Maintenance Expenses
After labor, property and building costs are the second largest business expenditure. Improperly managed corporate aviation facilities will incur serious maintenance expenses. However, effectively implementing proper facilities management practices will help corporations save hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. These include preventative maintenance best practices, such as keeping all systems and equipment running efficiently through preemptive servicing and parts replacements. This will save the corporation money by reducing expensive emergency service calls and unexpected project costs, such as replacing HVAC systems.
One of the most important functions of a corporate aviation facility is to impress potential customers and visitors. A clean and properly maintained facility provides a professional image and acts as motivational marketing. Most potential clients are highly likely to revisit a company that takes pride in their appearance. When clients are invited on the company’s private jet, they expect to have an excellent customer service experience. Well-run facilities will most likely have excellent customer service, so it pays for companies to go the extra mile to maintain the highest service standards.
Agencies like the FAA have specific guidelines regarding the aviation industry. Today’s business environment is more litigious than ever because government standards are constantly changing. Consumer safety and quality standards have never been so high. A well-designed and implemented facilities management system will reduce legal liabilities and serve as documented evidence of corporate responsibility. Many corporate facilities directors prefer to either formally implement or imitate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) standard.
OSHA also has its own strict regulations and guidelines regarding aviation employee and facility safety. Modern airports understand that flying can be a nerve wracking experience and that some people are rightly concerned about acts of violence, so there are industry standard best practices for the safety and comfort of both employees and passengers. Aviation equipment and planes are extremely dangerous under certain conditions, so the highest standards must be maintained. An effective and up-to-date facilities management system will ensure that operations run smoothly.
Private jets consume enormous amounts of fuel and resources. Many private consumers and environmental advocates naturally feel that private corporate jets are extravagant and wasteful. However, aviation facilities that embrace sustainability and follow eco-friendly practices will be able to generate a positive business impression while also reducing pollution and conserving natural resources. In fact, facilities managers should numerically document things like reduced carbon emissions, so they can highlight their green operations for advertising and marketing purposes.
Finally, a properly maintained facility will create a positive and comfortable environment, which will increase employee satisfaction and personnel retention rates.