This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Jet Edge has selected Cue Health to provide the private charter company’s flight crews and global teams with access to real-time Covid-19 molecular self-testing with quick results. The company claims it is the first private aircraft operator to adopt the Cue testing solution.
Using nucleic acid amplification technology, a Cue reader, and a cartridge, the test provides Covid-19 results via a user’s mobile device within 20 minutes. Based on current clinical studies submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is the most accurate Covid-19 self-test and can detect all variants, including Omicron, according to Jet Edge.
“Cue’s breakthrough testing technology allows Jet Edge to further our commitment to the health and safety of our passengers and crews,” said Jet Edge chief commercial officer Jonah Adler. “Rather than relying on ever-changing messages from guideline groups, we are now giving each of our employees their own Cue reader and cartridge for daily testing. Their results are fast and actionable. Knowing who is positive and negative each morning greatly lessens our logistical challenges and keeps our passengers and employees even safer.”