European Business Aviation Association
BAN's World GazetteerBelgium
VistaJet has become the first operator to receive the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight award after completing 100,000 hours of flying without incident. The prize can also be awarded for 50 years of safe operations.
Launched in 2004, VistaJet has recently moved its headquarters to Malta, where it provides training for all of its 400 crew members and operational staff. The company has in fact achieved in excess of 200,000 hours of safe operations, having flown over 210,000 passengers on more than 80,000 flights to destinations worldwide.
Says COO Nick van der Meer: “Ensuring the safety of our customers is at the heart of everything we do at VistaJet. We have an industry-leading training programme for all our staff, and regularly review our processes to make sure we are implementing best practice.
“We encourage a constant dialogue between our pilots, cabin crews, operations staff and senior leadership team, and work hard to create a culture in which people feel comfortable raising any concerns. We also place a heavy emphasis on safety through our recruitment process, and provide flight data monitoring on all of our flights, even though this is not required by law. Nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of our customers and staff, so we are incredibly proud to be recognised in this way.”
EBAA president Brian Humphries adds: “Safety is the number one priority in our industry. That's why, for several years now, we've been recognising companies that have made safety a continuing mission, as demonstrated by accident-free records such as VistaJet's.”