Fast-growing charter operator GrandView Aviation is taking a day off for safety. The 24th largest operator in North America based on charter and fractional flight hours is holding an all-day/all-local-employee mandatory Safety Stand Down on Tuesday, April 12th.
The move is designed to underscore “safety is a fundamental priority,” according to an announcement.
“Getting our team together in one room, on one day to focus on safety is vital to strengthening our team bonds. We have built a ‘Just Culture’ at GrandView where we learn both from our successes and mistakes together, which makes our entire team stronger,” said Jessie Naor, GrandView’s President.
The Safety Department is managed by a Director of Safety and a Safety Officer. They are responsible for establishing and monitoring programs following industry best practices. Rules exceed the requirements of similar-sized private aviation companies.
GrandView maintains safety ratings from Argus at the Gold level, Wyvern at Wingman, and IS-BAO Stage 2.
“On the day of the Safety Stand-Down, GrandView will suspend all operations, including flights, so that employees can attend information-packed sessions. Topics include Decision Making, Human Factors, Fatigue Management, Hazard Reporting, Lessons Learned, and a number of other important safety subjects,” said Joseph Hendron, GrandView’s Safety Officer.
Guest Speakers include National Air Transportation Association’s Ryan Waguespack and the FAA’s Harry Arthur. They will present information about aviation operations and safety topics, including proactive safety measures.
GrandView operates from eight bases nationwide. Earlier this month, it joined the M&A frenzy. Global Medical Response acquired the operator. Executives say its jet card and fixed-route rates will continue under new ownership.
It is one of the nation’s largest operators of the Embraer Phenom 300 light jet.