Charter and aircraft management firm Elite Jets has recertified as an Argus Platinum operator and earned International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) Stage 2. Platinum is Argus’s highest safety rating for an operator while IS-BAO Stage 2 registration reflects an operator’s adherence to a recommended code of best practices for safety and professionalism and a framework for safety and operational processes as well as the tools for and establishment of a safety management system.
“The term ‘safety’ refers to more than just maintaining an aircraft and training pilots. It requires that everyone on staff, from captains and first officers to mechanics and cleaning crews, adhere to best practices developed by the government and industry leaders,” said Elite Jets executive v-p Stephen Myers. “The experience and convenience of flying privately is well known among affluent travelers, but during the pandemic our passengers recognized the importance of flying with a company that prioritizes aircraft and passenger safety.”
Based in Naples, Florida, Elite Jets owns a fleet of four Embraer Phenom 300s and one Legacy 500, in addition to a Bell 407 helicopter. It also manages a Gulfstream G550.