Jet Linx obtains re-certification of its IS-BAO Stage III certification

Jet Linx offers a pay-as-you-go managed fleet jet card program around specific base markets.

By Doug Gollan, December 19, 2018

Jet Linx offers a pay-as-you-go managed fleet jet card program around specific base markets


Omaha, Nebraska-based Jet Linx said it has obtained the highest level of re-certification from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the benchmark of professionalism and standardization for the conduct of flight operations departments. It marked the fourth consecutive year.


The IS-BAO Stage III certification, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations in 2000, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help aviation departments worldwide achieve the finest levels of safety and professionalism. Considered by many the most important standard for aviation operations, Stage III specifically verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.


Jet Linx first earned IS-BAO certification in 2009 and a Stage III rating in 2015. “We turn to outside audits like IS-BAO to ensure we remain ahead of the curve in safety,” said Jamie Walker, Jet Linx CEO, adding, “Once again achieving the highest available IS-BAO rating of Stage III affirms the continuous vigilance of our team and our strong safety culture. Jet Linx is fully committed to delivering the highest level of service. Obtaining our re-certification validates that commitment.”


Jet Linx said its safety culture includes rigorous protocols, ongoing employee-focused training and an annual Safety Summit each summer at its National Operations Center in Omaha, Nebraska and 15 local Base locations. Founded by the company’s executive leadership and led along with private aviation specialists, the Summit serves as a weeklong program, during which all Jet Linx employees participate in training exercises and roundtable discussions to review and develop all current safety standards and protocols.


“We continually strive to be the safest operator in private aviation and advance the standards for the industry. We are proud to support this effort with the validation of an elite certification behind us,” continued Mr. Walker.


In September, Jet Linx added a Chicago base. The company has advanced as far west as Scottsdale with plans to open in Los Angeles and San Jose. It has also reached the East Coast with bases in Atlanta and Washington D.C. and recently launched New York with Boston on tap.


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