The pilot ‘must haves’
Engagements confirmed that crew with a quick turnaround may want a meal; wifi to check a flight plan; space to respond to emails; or an hour to catch up on a TV series – whereas a pilot with a longer layover wants a good shower and a comfortable place to sleep that is devoid of light and noise.
So, we went ahead and created this innovative new space which was internally dubbed “The Layover Lounge.” To our external customers, this will be known as the Pilot and Crew Room. Designed around the feedback received and research conducted, this facility now serves the needs of a range of missions; those with a one-hour turnaround, and those with a 12-hour layover and greater. Whether it’s a short- or long-range mission, everything is taken care of from having a great sleep on a quality bed, to luxuriously comfortable lounges where crew can put up their feet to read a book, enjoy a good meal, have a nap, play an arcade game, or enjoy a great cup of coffee. Other available facilities include a gym, table tennis and a pool table. It’s all about giving pilots time to reset while they are on the ground, getting the rest and relaxation they need to avoid fatigue as well as having areas where they can plan, organise and be productive while they are under our wing.