By Tom Benvenuto – VP Flight OPS –
An external audit is a review of Solairus Aviation’s overall private charter jet operation by individuals not affiliated with the company. External audits play a major role in the validation of our core private jet safety and operational values as they are conducted by outside individuals with unbiased opinions.
Solairus is externally audited on a biannual basis with the goal being certification for ARG/US Platinum ratings and IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) standards. These are the most extensive and important external audits the company experiences. Additionally, Solairus is occasionally audited by other charter operators, as well as major corporations with existing flight departments who wish to utilize the Solairus private charter jet fleet for supplemental lift.
Audits for ARG/US Platinum and IS-BAO utilize a code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism. At the core of IS-BAO and the ARG/US Platinum standards lies the requirements for a comprehensive and effective aviation Safety Management System (SMS).
The auditor’s efforts during this multi-day event does more than factually determine compliance against a set of very high standards. Their audit also produces an educational and relative analysis of Solairus’ daily practices and procedures compared to those which have proven themselves effective in all aspects of flight operation.
These coveted internationally recognized independent ratings prove Solairus’ commitment to the highest levels of safety and professionalism within the private charter jet industry.
Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. With a fleet of nearly 50 managed aircraft, Solairus is one of only 97 Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operators in the world. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating is awarded to those who have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, please visit www.solairusaviation.com or call 800-359-7861.