Following a comprehensive on-site audit, Talon Air has renewed two of the private aviation industry's third-party safety ratings: ARGUS Platinum and IS-BAO Stage III. The audits were conducted before the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
CEO James Chitty says: "I am proud of our team for successfully passing these intensive audits," adding, "safety has always been Talon's number one priority. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well being of our clients and team members."
ARGUS and IS-BAO are recognised as key measures of an operator's dedication to safety and industry best practices, often exceeding regulations. Auditors reviewed all aspects of Talon's operation, including flight operations, maintenance, dispatch, charter and safety.
In addition to the ARGUS and IS-BAO status, Talon is also a Wyvern Wingman operator. Less than one percent of all charter companies worldwide have achieved the top ratings in all three independent audit programmes.
Talon Air specialises in private jet charters, aircraft management, and aircraft maintenance. It manages and operates a diverse fleet of 40 aircraft, including Gulfstream, Bombardier and Hawker products such as the Gulfstream G550, Challenger 604 and 300, Hawker 4000 and 900XP.
Talon Air has also announced that it is expanding its ultra long range fleet with the addition of a Gulfstream G550 and a Gulfstream GV. Talon now operates 13 heavy jets, including ten Gulfstreams.
According to Chitty: “Fleet growth is always an exciting time for the Talon team, and we anticipate that demand for these aircraft will be very strong. Aircraft owners recognise that Talon Air offers industry-leading levels of safety and client service, while also providing unsurpassed charter demand. Now, more than ever, travellers are interested in their personal well-being and peace of mind; Talon provides that.”
Both the G550 and GV will be based in the New York metropolitan area. Aircraft in Talon's long-range fleet are equipped with high-speed international Wi Fi and all of the amenities the world's most discerning travellers have come to expect, such as berthable leather seating, enhanced soundproofing and a cabin attendant trained to provide superior service.