Pulkovo-3: the airport for business aviation
In our country a lot of paradoxes. One of them - the existence of business aviation or as it is called in the West Business aviation. The paradox lies in the fact that business aviation in Russia, there is, in fact itself. That is, formally, we still divided only aircraft for military and civil, but in the structure of civil aviation business aviation official as such does not exist. There is no legal framework, the authorities, including aviation, prefer to ignore the aviation industry, which exists in the country for over 20 years.
Portal Avia.pro already addressed the topic of business aviationBut over time the priorities in this segment several shifts.
A very "business" aircraft
With the onset of the collapse of the USSR, the general privatization and development of private business in the country and there were rich people who do not have the comfort level suited to conventional regular flights. For starters they have to charter planes for personal use, buying full any flight. The first time they were ordinary passenger aircraft, hastily converted into a great convenience, rather than who can provide the airline in normal flight. And then they began to appear and private jets. Helicopters and airplanes converted at the aircraft repair plant in the country. It was the same Soviet equipment: Mi and Mi-2-8, 134-Tu and Yak-40. At airports, the wealthy owners and the passengers began to use the services that were provided before the USSR Supreme Soviet deputies and members of the government. Strictly speaking, it was the establishment of business aviation in our country.
But the life of the Soviet fleet to be exhaustive, machines become obsolete, and many of them are not in line with European standards for safety and environmental parameters. So the Russian political and business elite began to change to foreign aircraft. The country began to appear the first Learjet, Falcon, Cessna and others, and later began to appear specially converted from passenger aircraft VIP board. They are already characterized by high level of comfort, with special equipment for communications, the Internet and other attributes of modern office business man.
The plane is not a luxury, but whichever ...
Own or chartered aircraft is the prestige, convenience and comfort, and most importantly, a significant time savings. Do not you adjust to the schedule, and, if I may say so, the schedule adjusts to you, that is if you fly when you want and wherever you want. And last but not least, you fly surrounded by familiar to you the level of service and comfort, and only with people whom you have chosen, or that you need at the moment.
With the advent of personal fleet of aircraft and with the increase in demand for private flights, in our country began to actively develop and market services in the industry. We began to appear firm to help arrange all the necessary documents for the lease of the aircraft, or for purchase. Companies that take care of all the necessary arrangements for airfield maintenance of the aircraft, crew and passengers.
Conventionally, people using business aviation services can be divided into three main categories:
This is a very wealthy people, millionaires, who can afford the upkeep of the aircraft with crew. They use them for flights to holiday and business flights. For them, the personal aircraft is not only the usual level of comfort, but also the prestige, a sign of belonging to the elite club of rich people.
The next category of business jet users are people for whom the plane is not only an element of prestige, it is a business tool to quickly solve business problems. The need for a short time to visit a large number of places, cities and spend a lot of important meetings and decision meetings, just implies the use of business aviation. It is the top managers of large companies and executives, administrators and managers of show business, etc. This category of people enjoys zafraktovannymi aircraft for himself, his family.
And finally, the third category of regular customers business aviation is corporate clients. These are large organizations that have multiple branch offices or partners in different parts of Russia and Europe. By the nature of its activities rapidly moving beyond the scope of their duties, and involves the use of business aviation aircraft. Often such aircraft during flights carried out important meetings or negotiations. This contributes not only to the comfort and privacy on board, but also an opportunity to significantly save time.
Business Aviation Center "Pulkovo-3»
Aviation is a complex structure, with its own laws, conditions, agreements, declarations and customs regulations. In all of this, not being a specialist, it is very difficult to understand. This is where I come to the aid of experts and Business Aviation Center "Pulkovo-3».
Center for business aviation "Pulkovo-3», the managing company of Jet Port
The relatively young company "Jet Port of St. Petersburg" (the first passenger was served in January 1 2010 years) the only one in the North-West region of the company that provides a full range of services for airport service business aviation aircraft.
Business Aviation Center "Pulkovo-3» - convenient and comfortable modern center, built specifically for the needs of business aviation. CBA includes a modern and comfortable terminal with a total area of more than 4 thousand. sq. m, with a capacity of up to 1500 passengers per day. By the way, the load during the recently held in St. Petersburg Economic Forum, the CBA "Pulkovo-3» coped admirably. Between 15 19 for June were served 272 1475 board and passengers. Working in such a complex, stressful conditions showed high professionalism of the staff, high level of training of workers of all services, and a high degree of efficiency in all "Pulkovo-3».
Many times, drove up to the St. Petersburg airport, I paid attention to a neat, modern terminal CBA "Pulkovo-3». And here I had the opportunity to visit and explore the Business Aviation Center "Pulkovo-3».
At the main entrance of the terminal I met First Deputy General Director Vladimir K. Tsutskarёv и head of production and dispatch Dmitriy Vasilevich Smirnov service. This was somewhat unexpected, but pleasant. Still, I was accustomed to meet with employees of press services or advertising departments. Having me in one of the comfortable rooms for negotiations, Vladimir K. thorough and detailed answers to all my questions. Together with Dmitry Smirnov, they told me about the current trends in the field of business aviation on the CBA "Pulkovo-3» in the current economic conditions. In a casual conversation over a cup of coffee I was told about some particularly memorable cases from their practice.
Then Dmitry kindly took me on all premises terminal, simultaneously explaining to me the work of all services, and showing where and what can be photographed. Because the CBA "Pulkovo-3» serves not just the VIP, a VVIP passengers, privacy and security requirements are complied with strictly and rigorously.
From the main entrance, after inspection of the passenger goes directly to the reception desk. On both sides of it are located corridors of arrival and departure of passengers. Generally room on the first floor, the language does not turn called "waiting room", it is more like a hall of any five-star hotel. Soft comfortable chairs and sofas, quiet and cool, cozy, discreet bar with a large and varied menu, several large screens.
As I wrote, for business meetings or sensitive negotiations have specially equipped rooms, which can be for a gourmet meal, or a cup of coffee calmly negotiate or simply expect his departure.
In general, the whole layout of the CBA "Pulkovo-3" his "sharpened" under the comfort and convenience not only the passengers, the crew, but also employees of the company "Petersburg JetPort" pleasantly surprised. CBA "Pulkovo-3» was originally built and tailored to the needs and people with disabilities, which is very important. Suffice it to say that on the first floor of the passenger terminal 15 toilets (in 5 different areas of passenger service), the third part of which is designed for wheelchair users.
The second floor of the CBA "Pulkovo-3» is designated for office space and facilities for tenants. Here are working around the clock:
production and dispatch service
Service Operational Ground Support
Service organization of passenger transportation
special service. transport
From the windows of production and dispatch service overlooking the apron №6 CBA "Pulkovo-3» and the airport runway.
On the second floor there are technical rooms, room for staff, staff lounges. The dining room staff was more like a small, cozy cafe, with a home-made food, and I was reminded tags table from our Soviet past. The company tried to create all necessary conditions for normal, comfortable comfortable working employees. It is well known that from the household facilities from the convenience of the workplace of each employee depends on his mood, a desire to work, his benevolence. Hello all and smile, is not corporate policies and internal demand and sincerity of each employee.
View of the parking and hangar complex, which is able to accept the three aircraft of type Boeing 737 / 757, Airbus A321, 204-Tu or five aircraft of type Challenger 605
Perron, parking in the sun, this is one of the most important indicators of any airport. The number and type of aircraft that can simultaneously host airport, characterizes its capacity. But comfort and safety for passengers, crew and ground staff provides quality cover parking, its proximity to the terminal. At CBA "Pulkovo-3» with these settings all at the highest level. The platform is equipped with two parking parade, in which the passenger gets off the plane immediately in the terminal building in just a few steps. And just on the platform №6 can simultaneously contain up to 28 BC business aviation, the total area of the apron 60 000 square. м. And given the hangar complex number of parking spaces can be increased up to 50 BC, depending on their type.
After 2016 SPIEF apron lull.
Arriving and departing in the lobby meets chic retro limousine
My tour of the CBA "Pulkovo-3» came to an end. My companion and escort Dmitry Smirnov wished me good luck and rushed to their urgent business, so I distracted him in the nearly two hours of working time. And I went to the checkpoint with a sense of light regret, regret that I am not an employee, not a member of this team, which is qualitatively and professionally doing their job for the past almost 7 years.
All blessings and prosperity of "JetPort SPb" Center of Business Aviation "Pulkovo-3" comfortable and soft landing of its customers, VVIP passengers.
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