Solairus Aviation has achieved the highly sought-after Platinum rating by Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US), a national leader in safety, operational, auditing, and market research with respect to the business aviation industry. Solairus Aviation is one of just 71 of the approximately 1,000 private aircraft charter and aviation asset management companies in the United States to hold the Platinum rating, the highest level possible under the ARG/US audit program.
Solairus Aviation is a full-service private aircraft charter and aviation asset management company that provides service to airports across the U.S. and internationally as well as expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of aircraft. Bringing together top industry professionals under a new banner, Solairus Aviation has emerged as the new leader in the private aircraft charter and management industries.
“Our goal for Solairus Aviation is to set a new standard of excellence for private aviation services,” stated Dan Drohan, president and CEO of Solairus Aviation. “We have assembled a stellar team, including industry icon Jake Cartwright, to provide our customers with an unmatched depth of knowledge, expertise, and commitment to the highest level of service. We operate a diverse fleet of corporate aircraft, including heavy, mid and light cabin jets, in addition to various turbo-prop aircraft. Approximately 20 of the aircraft are available for Part 135 charter. The ARG/US Platinum rating is yet another jewel in the Solairus crown, and we’re very pleased to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our efforts. More than anything, I am extremely proud of the Solairus team and their accomplishments over the last six months. ”
According to ARG/US, the Platinum rating is awarded to those operators who meet the criteria for Silver and Gold, and successfully pass an ARG/US on-site audit. The ARG/US audit is a true process audit administered by trained and experienced aviation auditing professionals to evaluate the operator against industry best-practice standards. A Platinum rating requires a functioning Safety Management System, a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, and appropriate written standards, implementation, and records for all major aspects of Operations and Maintenance within a flight department or charter company.
An active Airline Transport-rated pilot with more than 6,500 flight hours, Dan Drohan has been in the aviation industry his entire career. He founded the original company, Sunset Aviation, in 1992 with entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and an unstinting commitment to quality, quickly establishing a stellar reputation for safety and service. As the primary architect of Sunset’s growth, Drohan oversaw the initiatives that catapulted the company to one of the premier aircraft charter and management companies in the U.S. After the sale of the business in 2007, Drohan led the company through its eventual re-birth as an independent entity and ultimate renaming as Solairus Aviation.