“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security." - Jodi Rell
The safety and security of our fliers is of paramount importance to us. We leave no stone unturned to deliver precision with regards to our operating standards and policies for aircrafts safety and health protocols.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Industry leading health and safety protocols designed by our JV partners, BLADE USA are in place to protect our fliers from the further spread of COVID – 19. We are continually monitoring the latest technology and procedures from around the world to ensure the health, safety, and security of our passengers.
All passengers, pilots, crew (if applicable), and BLADE employees must undergo the following:
- Touchless temperature checks
- Oxygen level test using a medical-grade oximeter
- Wear masks and face shields (and sanitary gloves for pilots and employees)
- All aircraft interiors are electrostatically decontaminated using an airline-grade fogging system before every flight.
All the standard protocols above plus:
Helicopter headphones (utilized on certain aircrafts) are sanitized before each flight and microphones removed.
Depending on passenger weight, height, and age (e.g. children), BLADE makes appropriate changes to enable additional physical distancing and seating capacity.
How BLADE India Selects Its Operators
BLADE partners and operators who own, operate and maintain the helicopters, have been specifically chosen based on their experience in ensuring the highest level of safety standards, equipment maintenance and operating protocols.
They have all been vetted by third-party rotorcraft industry experts.
All of our operators comply with the mandatory DGCA & other statutory regulations and are audited by senior advisors like Indian Air Force veteran Air Marshal VK ‘Jimmy’ Bhatia.
BLADE India digitally verifies all flier information including details like their weight and how much baggage they are carrying, so the team can guide and ensure the fliers fall within the prescribed specifications of the stringent operation mandates.
BLADE India reserves the right to prohibit or disembark fliers from flying who are unruly, intoxicated, disruptive, or otherwise unfit to fly in the sole determination of BLADE India and/or its operators.
To maintain flier safety, cigarette smoking, electronic cigarette smoking, and vaping are prohibited in the BLADE Lounges and in our aircrafts.