There is no one global, unified, authorised and capable air traffic management system for all commercial, military and chartered aircraft.
The same applies to business travel, which is even more complicated with the addition of ground transport, accommodation, railways, ports and dispersed operational and client locations.
There are dedicated air traffic experts, who represent both commercial and state functions that are trained to control and maintain aviation safety standards and regulations.
Airlines, pilots and charter aircraft depend upon this service.
Business travellers also require the same overarching support for health, safety and risk management.
The skies are increasingly busy with numerous, unrelated or competing airlines, providers and services.
Business travel is the same, with everyone originating from a different company, travelling for various reasons and accompanied by a host of personal needs, requirements and considerations.
Air traffic provides the single, consistent, expert overview and management of all air movement.
Business travellers require the same consolidated and expert oversight, for their benefit and that of the business and the reason for their business travel in the first place.
Business travellers are micro business units.
Each business traveller has their commercial objectives, budget allocations and management systems, inclusive of technology.
All these independent business travellers, along with the collective that is “business travel”, remains a tiny portion of overall travel, with leisure and recreational travel dominating the market.
There is a requirement for a centralised, expert and capable oversight of business travellers.
This is not the function of a travel management company.
This is not the function of a travel manager.
Airlines are considered as what is known as a “high-reliability organisation” or HRO.
Such organisations are characterised by 5 main traits.
A preoccupation with failure.
Reluctance to simplify.
Sensitivity to operations.
Commitment to resilience, and.
Deference to expertise.
They live by this code of conduct, every hour of every day.
This is why flying, and the aviation industry is so capable and has incredibly high safety standards and results.
In order to demonstrate that you are a high-reliability organisation, you need to prove that each specific business traveller, trip, destination and activity is specifically and uniquely management.
Group categorisations, generalisations, lack of context and subscription type memberships don’t qualify.
If your business travel or travellers don’t have personal, specific and resourceful health, safety and risk management support….imagine what that would be like if airlines and aircraft did the same thing.
You run the same risk.
If you want to know how to evaluate, manage and support the personal safety and risk management requirements of your business travellers, we’re happy to have a chat.
We can show you how to achieve safety standards and records similar to the aviation industry.
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