Many dignitaries, VIPs and executives will very often opt for charter flights when needing to fly to a destination. There are many benefits to charter flights when compared to commercial flights and these include: Charter flights, unlike scheduled flights, don’t operate to a strict schedule, but are tailored to a client’s needs. Charters provide far more flexibility by being able to fly to more than 7000 airports. They are also rarely delayed or cancelled, and lost baggage is a non-issue. Charter flights also tend to be luxurious and, importantly for many high profile people, private. OSP has partnered with Houston-based helicopter and jet charter companies to provide air transportation between Houston and other destinations. This service is offered with or without personal protection agents. However convenient and private, privately-operated charter flights must still be properly planned from a security standpoint, and must form part of the security management planning for a dignitary, VIP or executive client.
The security services that OSP can offer clients with regard to charter flights include:
- security risk profiling for the charter flight
- charter flight viability and security-related logistics
- verification of flight plan
- pre-flight security sweeps inside charter plane
- risk profile for airports, airfields, locations, countries, etc. on an itinerary
- liaison with air charter company, local airport and/or pick-up / limousine services, etc.
- personal protection / bodyguard onboard
- personal protection / bodyguard onboard for an executive’s family
- assessment of business continuity planning of the executive’s company
- OSP agents must be in prime physical condition and have military and/or law enforcement training specific to their functional role within OSP, which will include those who may fly with a client on a charter flight
- assistance with security assessments and surveys for client teams that may need to use a charter
OSP offers a discreet bodyguard service in which our undercover agents provide superior protection without being intrusive to our client’s activities. These ‘plainclothes’ agents are able to blend in well. We also offer bodyguards in more commanding battle dress uniform, which can be used when a client needs a strong and visible security presence. These operatives can be used on board for charter flights or upon arrival and transfer, if so needed by a client.
OSP’s philosophy is that we provide our esteemed charter flight clients with protection that is customized and specific. The guards and operatives that we provide for security for charter flights are the best in their field. They will provide their services at the highest standard, as befitting of what OSP stands for. It is what we do – and we do so with pride and conviction.