Flexjet Receives 14th FAA Diamond Award of Excellence
February 27, 2013
Dallas, February 27, 2013 (www.flexjet.com) – Flexjet, the world’s second largest fractional jet
ownership provider, has received the coveted Diamond Award of Excellence from the U.S.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest
honor for maintenance training, and Flexjet is the only company that also manages a fractional
jet ownership program to receive this award for 14 consecutive years.
“Flexjet is proud to be recognized for its commitment to upholding the highest safety standards in
the aircraft maintenance industry,” said Dave Gross, Vice President, Operations, Flexjet. “The fact
that we are the only company involved in the fractional jet industry to receive this honor for 14
consecutive years is a testament to the excellence exhibited by every single member of our team.”
The FAA first created this award program in 1991 to encourage aviation maintenance technicians
and their employers to actively participate in training programs. To qualify for the prestigious FAA
Diamond Award of Excellence, 100 per cent of an organization’s eligible maintenance technicians
must complete specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over
a 12-month period.
For more information about Flexjet, please call 1-800-FLEXJET or visit www.flexjet.com.
Richardson, Texas-based Flexjet—a division of Bombardier, the world’s largest business aviation
manufacturer—first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole
aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage
services. 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 14th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional
program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft—the youngest in the fractional
jet industry with an average age of approximately five years—including the
Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets.
For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com.
Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K, and
manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part 91 whole aircraft management program.
All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 jet card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are provided by
certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is not an air
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions, LLC, a U.S. air
carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card
program. Flexjet acts as an agent for the customer with on-demand charter broker services
when arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
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