Modesto Jet Center, the sole FBO on the Modesto City-County airport-Harry Sham Field in California, has received a Gold rating from the Aviation Research Group US (ARGUS) CHEQ System for its charter operations. ARGUS is an industry leader in safety, operational and qualification data for aircraft in the United States. The Gold rating is awarded to FAR Part 135 aircraft charter operators who, as a result of an on-site safety audit, are found to have good, well-documented policies and procedures, good management structure and performance, and can show that these procedures are followed in practices conducive to safe operations.
“We are very pleased to have earned this prestigious rating,” says Scott Siemiller, chief pilot for Modesto Jet. “Our dedication to providing the maximum level of safety within our charter operation continues and this new rating symbolises the superior level of safety we've been able to achieve.” The company's growing and active charter fleet includes a Nextant Beechjet, a King Air 200, a King Air F90 and four Pilatus PC-12s.
“Charter demand continues to grow during the COVID crisis, and we're proud to offer a travel solution that is committed to safety and excellence in all areas,” Modesto Jet Center general manager Otto Wright adds. “We plan to continue to add aircraft to our charter fleet and offer more options to our clients in the Central Valley and the Greater Bay Area.” Modesto Jet Center offers customers fuel sales, line service, aircraft management, charter, and acquisition and brokerage services with the attention to detail customers have come to expect from the FBO's team. As an Avfuel-branded FBO, Modesto Jet Center offers customers competitive prices with Avfuel Contract Fuel and lucrative rewards with AVTRIP.