Flexjet Awarded its 17th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence
March 16, 2016
CLEVELAND, March 16, 2016 – Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the company with its 17th consecutive Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet has garnered more FAA Diamond Awards than any other provider of private jet travel.
To qualify for the FAA Diamond Award, the highest honor within the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program, 100 percent of Flexjet’s maintenance technicians must participate in continued learning training programs over a 12-month period which exceeds recommended industry standard in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules. The threshold for training participation has grown over the years, making this year’s achievement more challenging and remarkable.
“Since its establishment in 1991, the Diamond Award has been a testament to the unprecedented level of discipline and care exhibited by each member of Flexjet’s aircraft maintenance team,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “This honor also reflects Flexjet’s overriding commitment to the safety of our Owners and flight crews.”
Flexjet’s industry leadership in aircraft maintenance is guided by a culture of rigorous standards not seen anywhere else in private aviation. Its teams of technicians work in harmony to ensure Flexjet is operating the world’s safest and most expertly maintained private jet fleet.
Flexjet maintains one of the most rigorous safety standards in the aviation industry. In addition to being awarded the FAA Diamond Award more than any other provider of private jet travel, Flexjet was the first fractional jet ownership program to meet the increasingly strict Industry Audit Standard of the Air Charter Safety Foundation, and also maintains a Platinum Rating within the ARG/US Safety Rating.
“The FAA Diamond Award underlines our company’s paramount commitment to safety; continued learning and ensuring that every part of the Flexjet experience meets a higher standard than any other provider of private jet travel,” added Silvestro.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 17th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft—some of the youngest in the fractional jet industry, with an average age of approximately six years—including their LXi Cabin Collection consisting of the Learjet 75LXi, Challenger 350, the Embraer Legacy 450, Global Express and the Gulfstream G450, G500 and G650, and the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. In addition, the overall jet collection includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet.
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