Omaha-based Jet Linx Aviation today held its fifth annual Safety Summit bringing together team members from across the company. As part of the event, it voluntarily grounded its fleet of 120 aircraft to bring all of its employees together to discuss and advance new safety practices and standards.
“To truly advance new safety practices, it requires an all-company, forward together approach. Without everyone participating and involved in the discussion, you’re going to miss a perspective from the field that may be crucial to the advancement of that next big thing that further mitigates risk for the operation,” said Jamie Walker, President and CEO.
He added, “We are proud to implement Summit-driven initiatives and ideas that strengthen the safety of our operations.”
“The impacts of the pandemic in 2020 served as an important reminder that safety is paramount and cannot be prioritized enough, and this has been the cornerstone of Jet Linx since 1999, for both their clients and team members,” said Sheryl Clarke, Safety & Security Advisor to Jet Linx.
Under the banner “Forward Together for a Safer Future,” this year’s summit focused on safety risk management, fatigue and critical human factors, and safety performance indicators. The event featured special keynotes from William B. Johnson, Ph.D., Ret. Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems for the FAA; D Smith, Aviation Division Manager, U.S. DOT – Transportation Safety Institute; Roger Hood, Senior Air Safety Investigator, U.S. DOT – Transportation Safety Institute; and Sharon Grey, President, and CEO, Grey Aviation Services.
“Our Safety Summit continues to shine a spotlight on the significance of proactively advancing safety culture and the value of investing in collaborative educational efforts that will better inform our decision making and create the safest flight experience possible. Each and every member of our team plays a critical role in developing practices that further our standards and the standards of the industry,” said Walker.
Jet Linx renewed as WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator for the fourth consecutive certification cycle in 2020. It also holds the Argus Platinum designation and the international IS-BAO Stage 3 rating.