VistaJet has become the first operator to be awarded the EBAA’s Diamond Safety of Flight Award, which is given to companies that surpass 50 years or 100,000 hours of flying without accident.
The achievement highlights the company’s continued commitment to safety, and since it was founded in 2004 VistaJet has actually achieved over 200,000 hours of safe operations, having flown over 210,000 passengers on more than 80,000 flights to destinations worldwide.
VistaJet chief operating officer Nick van der Meer, said, “Ensuring the safety of our customers is at heart of everything we do at VistaJet. We have an industry-leading training program for all our staff, and regularly review our processes to make sure we are implementing best practice. We encourage a constant dialog between our pilots, cabin crews, operations staff and senior leadership team, and work hard to create a culture in which people feel comfortable raising any concerns.
“We also place a heavy emphasis on safety through our recruitment process, and provide flight data monitoring on all of our flights, even though this is not required by law. Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our customers and staff, so we are incredibly proud to receive the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award.”
EBAA president, Brian Humphries, commented, “Safety is the number one priority in our industry. That’s why, for several years now, we’ve been recognizing companies that have made safety a continuing mission, as demonstrated by outstanding, accident-free records. We extend our sincere congratulations to VistaJet for exceeding 50 years or 100,000 hours of flying without an accident, as recognized by the presentation to them, for the first time, of the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award.”