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July 2019

Inside Track

João Chagas
Security Manager for NetJets Europe 
YOUR NORMAL DAY CONSISTS OF… making sure NJ operations run smoothly with no security incidents. Security is a very sensitive area and we have to make sure we risk-assess every single flight – before it happens, during the flight, and also assess the locations we are flying to. It involves many aspects, such as being in contact with international authorities, and with our crew members, getting their feedback on potential security threats. Basically, we keep an eagle eye on NetJets Operations.

THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB IS… not a single day is the same as the last day. It’s a mixture of feelings because of the unpredictability of security. You can’t mitigate for everything other than stop all Operations. So, the best thing about my job is that every day and at any moment I can have a new challenge.

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João Chagas, Security Manager for NetJets Europe
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FACE IN YOUR ROLE IS… how can we predict acts of unlawful interference? This is different from safety, where you prepare yourself for what‘s coming. The biggest challenge is maintaining an operational balance. It’s easy to build security if you shut everything down. We need to know, in advance, we are secure for what we face every day.

YOU STARTED AT NETJETS IN… 2000. I was an air traffic control officer for the Portuguese Air Force when the opportunity came up. I started in Operations and learnt about the customer side of things through events. Nineteen years later I am still loving it.

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