Private Jet Charter- No Worries on the Safety Aspect

Posted by on 24/12/2010

While choosing a private air charter, it pays to be cautious about safety measures ensured by the service provider, which are known primarily from the level of experience of the pilots through recommended safety standards.

It is common practice among some operators to save money by hiring less experienced pilots who are willing to gain experience in lieu of a lower salary. Any experience above 1800 hours can be categorized as respectable for a private jet. Sometimes, an experienced captain is hired, but alongside a low-time co-pilot. This obviously has the potential for uncoordinated situations.

High-end private charter operators often follow best aviation practices, which necessitate that both assigned pilots be captain-qualified and have minimum 5000 hours flight experience. First-rate operators make it mandatory for pilots to undergo simulation-based energy training as given by CAE Simuflite and FlightSafety International at least twice a year.

Independent third parties accredit operators who emphasize highly on safety, and they often meet higher safety and operational standards than those modulated by the FAA. Safety record of the operator can be determined in several ways. One can also ask the operator directly, about their safety rating and third party audits by established industry auditors like ARG/US, Wyvern, IS-BAO, etc.