Our customers safety is our primary concern, which is why we are committed to rigorous due diligence and screening of our aircraft charter operators. We make it our business to meet and evaluate our partners to understand their equipment and safety compliance practices.
The process to selecting top tier charter operators begins by targeting companies that have been screened by ARGUS, Wyvern, and IS-BAO, which are the highest regarded companies in the industry that audit safety records.
Safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~Eleanor Everet
Founded in 1995, ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is the worldwide leader in specialized aviation services that allow organizations around the globe to improve their operational and business decision making.
WYVERN Ltd was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became the world’s first business aviation audit company.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.
In addition to our screening process, we also ensure that charter operators provide all current crew and aircraft safety records which include air carrier and air worthiness certificates, along with proof of insurance. All passengers are screened in compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standards, which require full legal names and valid proof of identification before boarding.