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Set Jet First to Implement Evolv Technology’s New Threat Detection Technology for Private Jet Travel

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Jun 22, 2020

Luxury Air Service Ensures Member Safety with Exclusive Cutting-Edge Technology

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Set Jet, the membership-based private jet charter company headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona, with direct flights to many of the west coast’s top leisure destinations, has again, taken extraordinary steps to ensure the safety of its members. Set Jet announced today that it has added the Evolv Express® weapons-detection system at its private VIP Terminal and Member Lounge in Scottsdale.

As the exclusive representative in the private aviation sector for Evolv Technology, Set Jet will be introducing the technology to other fixed base operators (FBOs) in the United States as part of its efforts to implement the system throughout the entire private jet community.

“There is no higher priority for us than the safety and security of our members and we felt it was necessary to address the possibility of someone bringing a weapon or unauthorized device onto the aircraft,” said Set Jet CEO Tom Smith. “This is not something we had to do from a regulatory perspective. Charter Operators and FBOs are not required to do this type of security screening either, but it’s something that we are doing because it’s critical to ensuring our members’ safety.”

Last month, Set Jet announced it was the first aviation company in the world to test all its employees for coronavirus and provide free onsite COVID-19 antibody testing for its members prior to each flight. In typical fashion, Set Jet again has been extremely proactive by being the first to obtain and deploy the state-of-the-art Evolv weapons-detection technology in their industry.

“The Evolv system is not your typical metal detector that you commonly see in airports and at events, in fact it’s not a metal detector at all, it’s actually an intelligent, touchless security screening system,” added Smith. “By using a combination of AI and sensors, it can scan 3,600 people per hour and allows for multiple people to walk through it, along with their luggage and personal belongings including their keys and wallets simultaneously, without even requiring them to slow down. It’s an incredible system and we are proud to be Evolv’s launch partner for private aviation.”

“Set Jet is quickly establishing a strong reputation within the private aviation industry by providing its members with a ‘customer-first’ travel experience – especially notable in a market where security and convenience don’t typically go hand in hand,” said Evolv Technology’s Neil Sandhoff, VP North America. “We’re thrilled that Set Jet is using Evolv’s system to ensure the safety of its passengers while not intruding on their flight experience. It’s another demonstrable example of how the team there is setting the pace in what delivering best-class private flight service really means.”

Set Jet is constantly evaluating additional security related technology platforms to complement their current systems and protocols, particularly with respect to mobile devices for facilities they fly to and from which may not yet feature the Evolv system.


ABOUT SET JET: Privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Set Jet is a membership-based private jet charter flight platform available exclusively for security pre-screened and approved members. Co-founded by Tom Smith, former Chairman and Co-Founder of TASER International, and a group of successful entrepreneurs, each with decades of diverse marketing and aviation experience, Set Jet was created to offer its members an unmatched experience in luxury air travel featuring private VIP jet charters to six of the most frequently traveled destinations on the West Coast. For more, visit


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Evolv Technology
Julie Zomar
(781) 374-8100

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Jennifer Torode
(781) 672-3119