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SurJet passes Platinum distinction thanks to safety record
To achieve an ARGUS Platinum rating, the operator must pass quality assurance and stringent requirements that examine operator history, pilot and aircraft records, maintenance protocols and on-site safety audits.

SurJet, a private jet management and charter company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been recognised as an ARGUS Platinum operator. The Platinum rating is the highest level in the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators that have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices regarding their operations and maintenance.

Achieving ARGUS Platinum rating is a testament to the aviation community that safety is SurJet's top priority. The ARGUS Platinum rating consists of an audit that takes an in-depth look into the quality of documented processes in addition to the strength of the safety management system implemented by the operator. Receiving a Platinum rating means the operation was examined over several days by a team of on-site auditors and subsequently completed any corrective actions necessary to meet the standard.

“The SurJet team was a pleasure to work with,” says Ed Wandall, ARGUS International vice president business aviation. “The ARGUS Platinum audit is challenging by design. But the quality of SurJet was evident to our audit team, and we are very pleased to welcome it to the Platinum Rating.”

To achieve a Platinum rating, the operator must pass quality assurance and stringent requirements that examine operator history, pilot and aircraft records, maintenance protocols and on-site safety audits. It guarantees that all aspects of the operator's services meet the strict safety standards set by the programme.

Further, Platinum status requires a well-developed safety management system (SMS), full-motion simulator training for all pilots, a clear and workable emergency response plan, effective policies and procedures, and documented records for all major aspects of operations and maintenance within a flight department or charter company.

“Achieving ARGUS Platinum status reflects our ongoing commitment to safety. This credits our implementation of safety policies, procedures and our company culture,” says Mariana Pires, director of safety for SurJet.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved Platinum status. The process and on-site audit were a great learning experience, and the auditors were very professional and prepared, and provided excellent communication and feedback throughout the entire process. The result reinforces our culture and commitment to safety at SurJet,” states Antonio Tur, SurJet.

SurJet manages a charter fleet of super-light to ultra-long-range aircraft, all meticulously maintained to offer clients a broad range of solutions to meet their travel needs. Committed to the safety and security of its clients, SurJet garners several prestigious safety accreditations, including Platinum rating by ARG/US and Industry Audit Standard registration from the Air Charter Safety Foundation.

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