Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce the successful completion of two of the aviation industry’s most rigorous safety audits, achieving re-certification of its WYVERN Wingman Operator status and ARGUS Platinum Rating.
The prestigious Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance. By achieving the ARGUS Platinum Rating, Desert Jet is placed in the upper five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators.
The WYVERN Wingman audit is considered one of the most challenging standards to adhere to and one of the most reputable and recognized in the industry. Wingman certified operators undergo a difficult process in which their safety management system, flight operations, and maintenance operations are scrutinized. The WYVERN Wingman Standard is the industry’s benchmark in aviation safety, and adherence to it reflects a commitment to current aviation best practice and the highest level of safety and protocol.
“Safety is of the utmost importance to us at Desert Jet and remains our top priority,” said Jared Fox, Desert Jet CEO. “At a time when safety has never been more important or emphasized, the successful completion of both the WYVERN and ARGUS audits demonstrate our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards at all times.”
With Desert Jet ‘s strong commitment to safety and the development of its Safety Management System (SMS), the company maintains a safety trifecta, which includes IS-BAO (International Standard for Aircraft Operations) Stage 3 registration in addition to its ARGUS Platinum rating and Wyvern Wingman certification. Less than one percent of all charter operators in the U.S. have earned all three safety designations concurrently.
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, FBO and aircraft handling companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management of their aircraft that offsets the cost of ownership.
Desert Jet’s “private car service of the sky” offers private flyers a smart alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Desert Jet’s acquisition service provides aircraft buyers with objective third-party oversight throughout all phases of the process, from selecting the right aircraft, projecting operating costs and negotiating the acquisition through pre-purchase inspection, delivery and placing the aircraft into service.
Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services as well as 24/7 AOG mobile jet services to a wide variety of aircraft.
Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). Its brand new 32,500-square-foot executive facility features a state-of-the-art, modern terminal and the only air-conditioned hangar in the entire Coachella Valley. Desert Jet Center is a Preferred FBO by the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP) and non-profit organization, Angel Flight West. Desert Jet Center is the only FBO in the region to have earned the prestigious IS-BAH safety registration and the NATA Safety 1st qualification. Desert Jet Center offers hangar space that accommodates aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 7000.
For more information about our services, visit www.desertjet.com or call (800) 381-JETS.