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Flexjet achieves triple-crown of aviation safety awards
Flexjet has earned the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for aviation and maintenance, ARG/US Platinum safety rating and IS-BAO certification.

Flexjet has received a suite of awards that underscore its commitment to the most stringent safety standards for its aircraft owners, flight crews and staff. The firm has received the FAA's Diamond Award of Excellence for aviation maintenance technician training for the 25th year, more than any other private jet travel provider, and once again earned the ARG/US Platinum safety rating and certification at Stage II with IS-BAO.

"At Flexjet safety is a top priority, and achieving these accolades requires our aircraft, flight, operations and safety divisions to operate at the highest possible level," says co-CEO Mike Silvestro. "We are thrilled these organisations honoured our dedication and hard work."

Flexjet was also the first operator to obtain the Air Charter Safety Foundation's IAS registry and has completed nine successful consecutive audits since then. In addition, Flexjet has achieved active conformance for the FAA's SMS Voluntary Program, the highest level possible.

Since its inception in 1991, the FAA Diamond Award has been honouring aviation firms that excel in implementing maintenance specialist programmes that enhance safety, ensure compliance with aviation regulations and elevate technical knowledge. Qualifying for the award required all of Flexjet's maintenance technicians to participate in specialised, continuous training in aviation safety, technical knowledge, aircraft systems, aviation regulations and FAA rules over 12 months at levels that surpass both FAA requirements and industry standards. And, in fact, the qualifying standards for the FAA Diamond Award continue to become more demanding, making the feat of achieving Diamond status progressively more challenging.

Currently, Flexjet has maintenance facilities throughout the North America and Europe in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Texas, West Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Ontario, Italy and the UK. Its nationwide AOG mobile response network, with teams deploying from 28 US locations and the capacity to serve the entire continental US, serves in airports lacking dedicated maintenance facilities.

Flexjet also has earned the ARG/US Platinum safety rating for the seventh time. Secured by fewer than six per cent of the USA's private air travel providers, the ARG/US Platinum rating results from independent assessments and a multiday, onsite audit that measures companies against the aviation industry's best practices for safety, flight operations, emergency response plan and safety management system. The biennial Platinum rating has been held by Flexjet consistently for the past 14 years.

Flexjet's European operation is certified with IS-BAO in addition to being a Wyvern Wingman certified operator. IS-BAO represents the global benchmark of safety excellence and being IS-BAO registered reflects some of the highest safety standards globally, grounded in a voluntary code of best practices centred around a safety management system.

Silvestro adds: "For more than a decade, Flexjet has continued to requalify and earn safety and precision accolades in all areas of our business, and seeing all of them combined brings pride to all of us for the work we do and how we do it."

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