Planet Nine Private Air (P9PA), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator, has agreed a new collaboration with T&M Protection Resources, LLC (T&M) to provide personal protection for its international customers.
Planet Nine is offering the T&M solution on a non-exclusive basis as an added safety enhancement, in response to the increasingly uncertain global environment and the need to mitigate potential risks to HNWIs and influential and high-profile passengers.
The addition of this service follows interest from a growing clientele of ultra HNWI clients and governments in an extra layer of security, even beyond the inherent safety of flying privately aboard P9PA's Falcon 7X business jets and from discreet FBOs.
“Personal security is an incredibly important concern when travelling to remote locations in aviation. We, like our clients, take it extremely seriously, so we are pleased, after just six months of flying, to be adding this important layer of safety to our operations. We are duly proud to make this the Planet Nine differentiator on our long-haul flights,” says Matt Walter, head of business development.
“We consider it very important to consider security risks at planned destinations and, when needed, obtain intelligence briefs and organise executive protection services in advance.”
P9PA says that T&M's executive protection services mirror the rigorous standards employed by the U.S Secret Service. Short and longer term domestic and international personal protection is being offered to travellers on Planet Nine flights and at their destinations by a long-standing, experienced company comprised of security agents and security drivers who have law enforcement and/or military experience.
"Planet Nine operates modern next-generation aircraft with an unparalleled safety record,” comments Robert Tucker, chairman and CEO of T&M. “We are pleased to bring in an extra layer of protection with our worldwide network of vetted companies and security personnel, uniquely positioned to provide 24-hour physical security to both aircraft and passengers at short notice.”
T&M has operated for over 35 years. Through its 24/7 command centre based in New York City, its security, cyber security and intelligence agents maintain situational awareness and obtain real-time alerts and intelligence on factors that may impact traveller safety during flight and on the ground.