Recognized For Outstanding Maintenance Training
The FAA has recognized Flexjet with its highest honor for
maintenance training-the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence-with 100
percent of eligible employee participation in maintenance training
programs. Flexjet is the only fractional jet ownership program that
has received this award for 12 consecutive years.
"At Flexjet, we are fully committed to safety and offering the
highest level of training to our dedicated technicians," said Dave
Gross, Vice President, Operations, Flexjet. "We are extremely
honored to be the only fractional provider recognized for the past
12 years for our achievements, and applaud each of our hard-working
technicians for their individual awards."
The FAA first created this award program in 1991 to encourage
aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) and their employers to
actively participate in training programs. To qualify for the
prestigious FAA Diamond Award of Excellence, 100 percent of an
organization's eligible maintenance technicians must pass
specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations
and FAA rules over a 12-month period.
In addition, Flexjet is the first and only fractional jet
ownership company to be recertified by the Air Charter Safety
Foundation-known for recognizing the highest standards of safety-to
earn its second Industry Audit Standard (IAS) registration.
The IAS is recognized as the industry's most thorough review of
a company's compliance with safety and security regulations, as
well as its development and implementation of a Safety Management
System (SMS). To have a validated SMS in place ensures Flexjet's
engagement at all levels of the organization, confirms top
management's commitment and adherence to safety, and positions
Flexjet for worldwide recognition of its SMS program. The Air
Charter Safety Foundation's extensive inspection is also the only
audit that specifically evaluates compliance with the Federal
Aviation Regulations for both Part 135 and Part 91, Subpart K,
fractional jet ownership programs.
In addition, the IAS also assesses crew training, manuals,
dispatch and other processes for safety and legality. Unlike other
programs, operators cannot choose or hire their IAS auditors and
will never have the same auditors for back-to-back audits.