Ohio University's Air Transportation Service (ATS) wants you to consider all variables when making travel decisions. At a time when budget efficiencies are critical, department heads are left with difficult decisions regarding travel. A true analysis of the cost of any given trip should consider the value of employee time, the value of productive time enroute and a count of non-business hours away from home. Gaining such a perspective may alter your decision-making and perceived value of travel via the university's airplane.
Time Savings - The King Air 350 is able to reduce travel time by providing point-to-point service and utilizing thousands of smaller airports that are closer to your final destination.
Flexibility - Travelers do not have to alter their schedules to conform to airline schedules and itineraries can be changed instantly.
Safety - King Air 350 aircraft have an outstanding safety record that is comparable to or better than the airlines. ATS has operated corporate aircraft since the early 70's.
Efficiency and Control - The King Air 350 can extend the reach of university personnel, quickly and easily bring clients to the Athens area and facilitate personal visits to strengthen business relationships.
Productivity - Passengers are able to conduct business enroute in complete privacy.
|Cost Comparison of trip by University Administration to Atlanta, GA
| ||BOBCAT AIR||Commercial Travel
|Fare for 8 passengers||$ 3,120||$ 3,865
|Other expenses (hotel, car, meals)||$ 555||$ 2,217
|Cost of employee Travel Time||$ 2,293||$ 6,265
|True Total Cost to University||$12,806||$34,990
|Non Business hrs away from home||9||150
|Productive hours saved||141||baseline
Capable of handling almost any mission, the King Air combines comfort, payload, speed, performance, mission flexibility and economical operation. Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A turbine engines power the King Air up to 349 mph and over 1,400 miles (Athens to Denver). With 9 passengers and luggage, the King Air can fly from Athens to Chicago in 1 hour 16 minutes or Jacksonville, Florida in just over 2 hours. We welcome visits to the airport to tour the aircraft and our beautiful terminal facility.
The most important safety device in any aircraft is a well trained and experienced flight crew. Chief Pilot, Nick Lather is an Ohio University graduate with over 4,100 flight hours and has been flying at OU for 7 years.
Captain, Kevin Pence has been at OU for 3 years and has accumulated over 5,700 hours of corporate jet and turboprop experience. Both crewmembers prioritize safety first with passenger comfort and the mission goal a close second..
Vicki Smith, Transportation Coordinator 597-2602
Nick Lather, Chief Pilot 597-2611
Airport Operations (24-7) 597-2600