Anytime a trip is made for an oil and gas company, it’s a special mission. Whether private aviation is used to facilitate a new business deal or as an emergency trip to keep a well online, everything must go according to plan, with no room for error. In these situations, it pays to have an aircraft that can get you to the site as quickly as possible. The PC-12 is unique in that it really is a flying utility vehicle. It can transport up to nine passengers, haul pallets of cargo, and land on unimproved runways such as grass and dirt. Oil and gas companies already operating a PC-12 know this is the aircraft that gives them an advantage to their competition on the field.
In 2007, Tempus Jets began by operating aircraft on behalf of the U.S. Air Force for special missions across the world. Tempus built on its success in one of the most difficult industries, and expanded outward to become a full-service, multifaceted aviation services company. The company’s offerings have grown to include a comprehensive list of services including aircraft management, VIP completions, aircraft engineering and technical services, and aircraft sales and acquisition assistance to individuals, corporations and government clients throughout the world. Tempus is also a Pilatus authorized dealer.
With all of these services to choose from, Tempus takes its consulting role very seriously with each of its clients, and spends time with all key decision makers within a company to build an aviation plan that will be the most cost and time efficient for the entire organization. “We approach the business from the aspect of looking at a company’s transportation requirements and position ourselves from a consulting standpoint,” said Jack Gulbin, CEO for Tempus Jets. “We work to combine the company’s needs with its overall objectives and we approach private aviation by looking at the company as a whole and not necessarily based on a current need or situation.”
“We begin with the decision-maker, and see what the travel needs are and how much time and money they’re currently spending to shuttle teams back and forth. We then make recommendations based on several aspects of our aviation services, and allow the customer to pick and choose, depending on their budget. We are professional aircraft brokers and can procure any aircraft that the buyer decides is right for them.”
“We’re familiar with how private aviation benefits the oil and gas industry and the demands on an executive’s time,” Gulbin said. “We know the most important thing is to keep the wells drilling and exploration up and running. If you realize there’s a new opportunity somewhere like the Williston Basin, which is miles away from any commercial airport, you need the ability to get there in a moment’s notice. If leadership believes time is truly money and efficiency is important then private aircraft ownership is your best tool to get it done. We repeatedly endorse and recommend the Pilatus PC-12 not just because we are a dealership, but because it’s a product that performs consistently time and again; fuel efficiency, ease of operation, and high residual value are the aircraft’s hallmarks.”
Tempus Jets is an authorized Pilatus service and sales center for Colorado, New Mexico, Southern California, Arizona and Texas. Tempus is your source for factory new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and pre-owned models as well as pre-owned brokered jets.