ExcelAire, a boutique aircraft management and charter company based in North America and part of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, has achieved the highest level of industry safety recognitions. It has renewed its IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Stage 2 certification, is currently working towards Stage 3, and also has ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman designations.
Just 4% of aircraft operators have earned an ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating, with ExcelAire’s in place since 2012. The status is awarded only to private jet operators who meet the industry’s highest standards, implementing best safety practices for operations and maintenance. The Wyvern Wingman accolade has been held for 17 years, with an audit to maintain it every two years. As part of its operations, ExcelAire is one of the few aviation companies to maintain transparent safety data in its online database.
John Reese, director of safety, security and standards for ExcelAire, said, “At ExcelAire, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and excellence in the industry. Our customers have the added assurance of the ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and IS-BAO independent third party audits, further validating our high levels of excellence in operations, maintenance and safety.
“We are also the first of 10 eligible operators in our region to become an active applicant for the FAA’s Safety Management System Voluntary Program (SMSVP). Our aggressive pursuit of full safety compliance with this new FAA standard puts us at the forefront of the aviation safety community. We expect to be fully compliant with the FAA SMSVP by late 2017.”