Jet Edge Flies High with Top Safety Rating

LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2012) – Western Air Charter, Inc. dba Jet Edge International, a Van Nuys-based large cabin charter and aircraft management company, has received a Platinum rating by the Aviation Research Group/US (ARGUS), the highest safety recognition given in the aviation industry.


The Platinum rating is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated a successful implementation of industry safety best practices relative to their operations and maintenance. The rating also recognizes Jet Edge as adhering to the same safety standards as commercial airlines.


“Safety is our top priority at Jet Edge, and I am very pleased that ARGUS has recognized that our safety record, safety management system, operations expertise and maintenance regimen is at the highest level in our industry,” said Bill Papariella, president of Jet Edge International.


ARGUS is the leader in safety audits for charter operators and commercial airlines. The audit is conducted by formally trained, experienced aviation professionals, and the Platinum audit standard requires elements that exceed Federal Aviation Regulation requirements.


With a dedicated fleet of large and super mid size aircraft, Jet Edge offers clients an exceptional combination of price, performance and value-added customer preferences in the most popular large and ultra-large-cabin business jets, with new aircraft scheduled for delivery regularly.  The Jet Edge fleet includes Gulfstream V, Gulfstream 450, Gulfstream IVSP, Gulfstream IV, Gulfstream III and Gulfstream 200 aircraft.



New Repair Station at Van Nuys Airport for Bombardier, Cessna, and Hawker Aircraft


LOS ANGELES (August 2, 2012) - Western Jet Maintenance, LLC, a subsidiary of Western Air Charter, Inc. dba Jet Edge International, has been awarded a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 145 Repair Station Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. The certificate was issued in July to the Western Jet Maintenance facility located at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Calif.


The new certificate will allow Western Jet Maintenance to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and alterations on a number of aircraft models including: Bombardier Challenger 300; Learjet 31, 35, and 36; Cessna Citation X; and Hawker 750, 800XP and 900XP.


"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer our services to owners and operators of Bombardier, Cessna, and Hawker aircraft on the west coast," said David Erich, president of Western Jet Maintenance. "Van Nuys Airport is the perfect location for our new repair station, and we are looking forward to offering our suite of maintenance services to prospective new customers.”


Western Jet Maintenance, LLC shares a 150,000 square-foot hangar and office complex with Western Jet Aviation, the largest independent Part 145 Repair Station for Gulfstream aircraft in the world.


About Jet Edge International

Jet Edge International, a Bard Capital Company, has quickly become a leader in private aviation and one of the fastest growing, full-service integrated private jet management and service companies in the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Jet Edge offers individuals and companies 365-day-a-year guaranteed access to multiple jet types on one of the most diversified and state-of-the-art private jet fleets in the world with unparalleled and award-winning safety programs. Jet Edge also offers aircraft management, charter management, on-demand charter, aircraft acquisition and sales and maintenance services.  Jet Edge’s leadership team’s aviation expertise spans flight operations, aircraft sales, marketing, and maintenance management.

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