LOS ANGELES – October 2, 2012 – Western Air Charter, Inc., dba Jet Edge International, a Van Nuys-based large cabin charter and aircraft management company, has been recognized by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for the successful implementation of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). The achievement was verified by an accredited auditor.
“Safety is foremost in all of our practices and procedures at Jet Edge, and we are gratified that the IS-BAO auditors recognized that our Safety Management System and overall safety regimen align with these very important requirements,” said Bill Papariella, president of Jet Edge International.
With this honor, Jet Edge is now one of 20 operators in the United States to be awarded the three most prominent safety ratings – ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and IS-BAO – further demonstrating its commitment to safety.
IBAC is a council of international business aviation associations with the goal of enhancing the safety, acceptance and economic contribution of business aviation globally. IS-BAO is a code of best practices developed by IBAC to promote and foster standardized, safe and highly professional aircraft operations. Independent auditors that are accredited by IS-BAO delve deep into an organization’s operations and procedures during the audit process. IS-BAO provides broad benefits to the aviation community through universal application of voluntary, professional safety standards.
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, Gulfstream 300, Gulfstream 200, and Learjet aircraft.
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 International 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 International also offers aircraft management, charter management, on-demand charter, aircraft acquisition and sales and maintenance services. The Jet Edge International leadership team’s aviation expertise spans flight operations, charter management, aircraft sales, marketing, and maintenance management. For more information on Jet Edge International, please visit www.flyjetedge.com.
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