The industry-leading safety standards we adhere to provide our clients with the highest level of safety and security. By analyzing our data along with information from thousands of flights and hundreds of operators, Jet Edge* is able to proactively take preventative measures in the same way commercial airline level safety programs operate to ensure the highest level of safety standards in private aviation.

Industry Leading Safety

Jet Edge International is committed to providing the highest level of safety and security for our clients. Making sure every individual flight is managed under the highest safety standards requires a proactive, company-wide approach.  

Safety Certifications

  • Jet Edge consistently ranks in the top 10 US private jet operators in hours flown while maintaining a perfect record thanks to our culture of safety. We hold the highest safety ratings from independent third-party auditors such as IS-BAO, Wyvern, and ARGUS.

    Jet Edge is among an elite group to have achieved the three highest standards of operational safety in private aviation holding the Wyvern Wingman, IS-BAO Stage III, and ARGUS Platinum ratings. Each audit separately evaluates and reviews Jet Edge safety programs and adherence to those standards before certification is given. The process is repeated for re-certification to ensure we maintain the highest standards of safety. At Jet Edge, safety is our top priority for every single flight.

    JET EDGE’s operational excellence and proactive approach to safety and security is recognized by the industry’s premier third-party audit organizations.
  • ARGUS Platinum Rated
  • IS-BAO Stage III Certified
  • Wyvern Wingman Certified
  • As well as over 20 independent corporate flight departments
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Training and Safety Requirements

A safe operation is the core of the culture at Jet Edge. Our internationally recognized safety programs allow flight crews, maintenance technicians, and our operations team to voluntarily report any concerns free of blame, because safety is our core principal. In addition to this FAA approved Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Jet Edge performs regular internal safety audits for continued improvement.

We maintain a higher standard when it comes to our crews. On every Jet Edge flight, both crew members carry a captain’s rating and are required to exceed total flight hours designated by the FAA and ARGUS and Wyvern standards. Each pilot undergoes Special Procedure & Operational Training (SPOT) which introduces simulated events from actual Jet Edge flight data and extended flight simulator time as part of a comprehensive training program.

To ensure our flight operations meet our quality standards, we analyze real-time and summary flight information transmitted directly from aircraft systems to monitor each flight for adherence to our protocols.

Jet Edge partners with only established, reputable, and certified maintenance providers including our in-house repair station who have the knowledge and expertise required for maintaining a charter fleet. Working with a trusted team also means an improved dispatch reliability rate, critical to the success of a charter operator.

Safety Programs

  • Jet Edge’s focus on safety is reflected in our commitment to fully developed, inspected, and approved safety programs including:
  • Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

  • Safety Management System (SMS)

  • Flight Operations Quality Assurance Program (FOQA)

  • Emergency Response Program (ERP)

  • Quality Management System (QMS)

  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

  • To further support our rigorous safety programs, Jet Edge maintains the following:
  • Full-time Director of Safety and Safety Manager
  • Employee Safety Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Risk Mitigation Team composed of a cross-section of Jet Edge employees
  • Safety reporting and tracking program that ensures closure on any identified safety concern
  • Comprehensive safety training program for all Flight Operations and Maintenance Teams

Jet Edge Crew Safety

Jet Edge employs the most experienced crew members in the industry and provides ongoing training to ensure that the professionals responsible for our clients’ safety are experts in all aviation skills.

Crewmember training includes:

  • Aircraft-specific ground and flight training at a full motion simulator training facility every six months.
  • Jet Edge operations-specific training every twelve months.
  • Hands-on emergency situation training every twenty- four months on subjects such as ditching, high-altitude physiology, and in-flight medical emergencies.
  • A line check in the aircraft every twelve months for Captains by an FAA Check Airman
  • Annual international procedures training
  • Aircraft-specific technology training (e.g. Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) or Flight Management System (FMS) upgrades)
  • Special terminal approach training and authorization as needed

Jet Edge pilot requirements

  • Every Jet Edge Pilot is required to exceed the training standards set forth by the FAA for charter flights.
  • We require a minimum of 3,500 flight hours for Captains and 2,500 hours for First Officers.
  • The average number of flight hours for our Pilots exceeds 10,000 hours.
  • Both the Captain and First Officer must hold Airline Transport Pilot and First Class Medical Certificates. Jet Edge Pilots receive advanced simulator training twice a year at industry-leaders FlightSafety International or CAE.

Aircraft and Flight Operations Standards

All aircraft managed by Jet Edge undergo an extensive compliance and safety review process before they are ever operated on Jet Edge’s Air Carrier Certificate. Our dedicated full-time team of Aircraft Transition Specialists provides assurance that all aircraft not only meet all regulatory requirements, but also meet the highest standards of safety and quality.

After an aircraft is accepted onto our Air Carrier Certificate, Jet Edge’s flight and maintenance departments conducts annual aircraft audits to ensure that it continues to meet our high standards. Aircraft are also continuously monitored by our 24/7 Fleet Maintenance Department to ensure compliance with all maintenance requirements and are proactively maintained in impeccable condition.

Jet Edge Industry Leading Security

  • New security equipment, procedures, and techniques enforce our corporate dedication to be one of the most secure charter and aircraft management company in the industry.
  • We follow the requirements of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).We conduct all charter operations in accordance with the TSA-approved Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) and Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP), on which all applicable Jet Edge Ground Security Coordinators and In-Flight Security Coordinators receive annual training. The program specifies minimum security requirements; however, Jet Edge’s commitment to be the world’s safest and most secure private aviation services provider demands that we exceed those minimum requirements. Jet Edge undergoes regular TSA inspections and has repeatedly been commended for their high security standards and strict adherence to regulations.

Securing the aircraft and facilities

  • Jet Edge has very specific procedures and limitations to aircraft access. Only Jet Edge crew and tightly controlled, approved contractors are permitted access to the aircraft we operate. All crew are trained on Jet Edge’s security procedures and have 24/7 access to our Security Department for any security concerns or questions.

Passenger verification and identification

  • Before being allowed to board a Jet Edge-operated aircraft, all passengers must present government-issued photo identification for review by the crew. Prior to boarding, all passengers are also checked against the Transportation Security Administration’s No-Fly List. Any passenger who does not show the proper identification or is listed on the No-Fly List is not permitted to board any aircraft operated by Jet Edge.

International security

  • Jet Edge monitors the threat levels of all countries worldwide daily to ensure the highest levels of security for our clients who fly internationally as part of our security risk assessment program. We simply will not fly to any destination deemed too high of a risk. Prior to any trip request being accepted, we complete a thorough risk assessment of the destination city and airport and flight plan to ensure the trip can be accomplished safely.   We will advise our clients immediately of any security threats or concerns and coordinate any necessary security arrangements for their safety and comfort.

Approved Vendor Operator Network

When a client books a charter flight with Jet Edge, we make every effort to place him or her on one of the aircraft we operate ourselves, but occasionally we turn to our exclusive network of rigorously audited aircraft operator partners to serve our clients’ needs.

Elevated Vendor Standards

  • Jet Edge’s full-time dedicated Safety Department is responsible for ensuring that any outside charter operator used to supplement the Jet Edge fleet meets the very stringent safety, operations, and maintenance standards established by Jet Edge.

    We audit and select our charter operators based on a number of factors, including the safety record of the company, the training and safety records of their Pilots, and the age of the aircraft. Only the crew and specific aircraft that meet our standards become part of our network. We do not approve every Pilot and/or aircraft from every specific vendor.

    The standards for our approved operators are so rigorous that very few meet our requirements and less than 10% of all jet aircraft operators in service today have been approved. Therefore, all Jet Edge flights are operated under a set of standards that far exceed those set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or any other charter broker or operator in the industry.

    We also require all operators to employ full-time Maintenance Directors and to manage and oversee a training program for all maintenance personnel under their employment.

Industry Leading Employee Safety and Security

  • Lead by our dedicated Security Department, staffed by experts in the industry, all Jet Edge employees, regardless of position or duty assignment, receive annual security and safety training.

Screening of employees and contractors

  • All Jet Edge employees, regardless of position or duty assignment, must pass an extensive 10-year background check before they begin their employment with Jet Edge. We also conduct random follow-up background investigations of our employees to ensure that no disqualifying or questionable instances have occurred since the initial background check was performed. All Jet Edge crewmembers must also pass a fingerprint Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) from the TSA. Jet Edge also conducts full background checks on its contractors and vendors who have regular access to our facilities and aircraft.

Employee security training

  • Our full-time Security Department is staffed by experts in the industry.  All Jet Edge employees, regardless of position or duty assignment, receive annual security training. This training covers a variety of subjects such as aircraft and client security, facility security, and ensuring strict client confidentiality. The Jet Edge Security Department conducts random security tests and checks, as well as regularly scheduled security procedure audits, to ensure that all personnel are fully trained to follow established procedures.

    All flight and maintenance personnel are required to learn and understand the Jet Edge Standard Operations Manual and Security Manual which contains detailed information about our required security procedures. Additionally, all Jet Edge crewmembers receive detailed training on aircraft and passenger security procedures.Jet Edge flights are operated under a set of standards that far exceed those set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or any other charter broker or operator in the industry.

    We also require all operators to employ full-time Maintenance Directors and to manage and oversee a training program for all maintenance personnel under their employment.

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*Safety certifications and standards outlined above apply to aircraft operated by Jet Edge AOC #W6JA769L.
Aircraft are operated by Western Air Charter Inc. DBA Jet Edge AOC #W6JA769L or JetSelect LLC AOC #U5QA550L. The below Safety certifications apply to JetSelect LLC AOC #U5QA550L.