Dallas, March 13, 2012 (http://www.flexjet.com/) – Flexjet, a leader in business aviation solutions, has been recognized again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for excellence in aircraft technical training.
The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest honor for maintenance training and Flexjet is the only fractional jet ownership program provider that has received this award for 13 consecutive years.
“It is our technicians’ unyielding dedication to the highest safety standards that have enabled Flexjet to win the FAA Diamond Award more times than any other fractional jet ownership provider,” said Dave Gross, Vice President, Operations, Flexjet. “Thirteen consecutive years of outstanding maintenance training is not only a remarkable achievement, but a shining example of their steadfast commitment to excellence.”
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 complete specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period.
The U.S. National Air Transportation Association is also granting Flexjet’s maintenance organization with a second consecutive Five Star Award, the NATA's highest recognition offered. To secure this standing, at least 90 percent of AMTs participated in a qualified training program and completed a minimum of 12 hours of education per year.
For more information about Flexjet, please call 1-800-FLEXJET or visit www.flexjet.com.
Richardson, TX-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 13th 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 to 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 carrier.
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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 for on-demand charter brokerage in arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
The Diamond Award of Excellence is the FAA’s highest honor for maintenance training.
It has received conditional authorization from the FAA for the use of Apple® iPads as electronic flight bags for fractional flights conducted under 14 CFR 91, Subpart K.