VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 – Pacific Coast Forecasting announced today the company is in its eighth year of servicing international flight operations with weather, flight planning, contract fuel and additional support services designed to meet the specific needs of its customers. Pacific Coast Forecasting was established as a California corporation in August 1998. Founded on the principle of personal service, Pacific Coast Forecasting now supports eighty-plus flight departments representing over two hundred aircraft.
Company founder and CEO, Michael Wittman, established Pacific Coast Forecasting with the intention of offering flight departments accurate, timely and attractive weather briefing services in addition to detailed, fully optimized flight planning. Since its inception, Pacific Coast Forecasting has found ways to quickly deliver valuable international operations services to FAR Part 135 and 91 operators, simplifying the request process by knowing their clients. The company has built extensive client databases on client needs, their aircraft, crewmembers, and passengers.
Additionally, smaller flight departments and on-demand charter operators have realized savings in time and money as Pacific Coast Forecasting accepts the role of dispatcher. This allows their customers more time for staging and preparation as their specific requests can be processed quickly. The ability to rapidly respond to customer requests gives Pacific Coast Forecasting a competitive advantage and makes the company unique in the industry according to its customers.
Another advantage to using Pacific Coast Forecasting for international flight support includes reduced cost in computer flight planning. Clients are not normally charged for multiple plans run “behind the scenes” to get exactly the plan delivered. Significant savings in communications are also realized as the staff is conscientious about reducing message volume whenever possible. Pacific Coast Forecasting maintains a mission of delivering products and services exactly as requested.
Wittman commented on the announcement, “Today, Pacific Coast Forecasting continues to evolve in new directions and with new services. However, it has been our goal to never allow the company to outrun its capabilities. Carefully developing an international network of support services required much time and effort. We have now established an extensive network of handling agents and support vendors reaching across Europe, Asia, Mexico, and the Middle East. This has helped us to position ourselves for worldwide support of our clients.”
Pacific Coast Forecasting is focused on offering superior service to the business aviation community in all areas of operational planning. At the core of this philosophy is personalized service. Pacific Coast Forecasting provides computerized flight planning based on accurate weather briefings designed to meet each clients’ specific needs.
For further information on personalized weather and flight planning services, contact Pacific Coast Forecasting, 7530 Hayvenhurst Ave., Van Nuys, California, 91406-2844.