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Jet Linx pauses flight ops for eighth annual Safety Summit
With a keynote by FBI digital transformation advisor Amy Grubb PhD, Jet Linx' eighth annual Safety Summit will draw more than 550 team members to share in the company's ongoing pursuit of safety excellence.

Jet Linx has convened its eighth annual Safety Summit, commemorating a remarkable milestone of 25 years of unwavering dedication to industry-leading safety standards. With over 550 team members assembled nationwide, this annual event reinforces the company's steadfast commitment to continuously enhancing its robust safety management system and fostering a culture of safety excellence across all aspects of its operations.

Since pioneering the industry's first voluntary fleet grounding in 2017, Jet Linx remains the sole air carrier in the US to cease retail flight operations for a full business day, enabling its entire workforce to converge and collectively examine, evaluate and advance safety practices and protocols. This year's Safety Summit, themed '25 Years of Safety', celebrates Jet Linx's quarter century journey in prioritising safety as a core organisational value and driving force behind its private aviation services.

The 2024 Safety Summit features a lineup of industry experts, including keynote presenter Amy Grubb PhD, an internationally respected digital transformation advisor for the FBI. Grubb brings extensive experience in leadership development, organisational culture and change management, having served in various high-level roles at the FBI for over two decades.

"Jet Linx's unwavering commitment to safety is truly unparalleled in the aviation industry," says president and CEO Brent Wouters. "The Safety Summit provides a powerful platform for our team to collaboratively explore new horizons in safety, share best practices and reinforce our shared responsibility to safeguard our clients, team members and aircraft. With Amy Grubb's expertise in organisational psychology and change management, we are excited to gain valuable insights that will further strengthen our safety-centric culture."

Grubb's keynote address will draw upon her background in promoting safety within the aviation industry, including her work with the Bombardier Safety Standdown Advisory Council where she served as chair. Her deep understanding of organisational culture and her ability to drive transformative change will undoubtedly provide invaluable perspectives to Jet Linx's ongoing pursuit of safety excellence.

The Summit's agenda encompasses an annual safety performance review, case studies on emerging safety challenges and internal safety awards to recognise individual team members for their dedication to building a stronger safety culture.

"Safety is deeply ingrained in Jet Linx's cultural DNA, and the Safety Summit serves as a reminder of our commitment to continuously raising the bar," says vice president of safety RD Johnson. "By bringing together our entire team, we foster an environment of open dialogue, continuous learning and collective responsibility, ensuring that safety remains at the forefront of every decision we make."

The company has earned numerous safety accolades, including becoming the first operator worldwide to receive the ARGUS Platinum Elite safety ranking in 2021; Wyvern Wingman PRO certification; IS-BAO Stage III; and ARGUS Platinum Elite. Jet Linx claims to be the first and only operator in the aviation industry to receive elite ratings from all three major third-party auditors.

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