GrandView Aviation stands down for safety

Phenom 300 operator GrandView Aviation voluntarily halted operations today to support its safety efforts.

By Doug Gollan, April 17, 2024

GrandView Aviation is holding its annual all-day, all-employee Safety Stand Down today at its Martin State Airport hangar in Middle River, Maryland.

The Phenom 300 operator holds ARGUS Gold, IS-BAO Stage 2, and was certified as WYVERN Wingman PRO last year, joining only 15 other operators.

“During the annual Safety Stand Down, GrandView suspends all operations, including all but the most vital flights, so that every employee can attend information-packed safety-themed sessions. Topics include industry best practices, workplace safety and security, aviation safety action programs, proactive safety measures, and human factors,” said Manny Figlia, GrandView’s director of safety.

Guest speakers included former President Jessie Naor, chair of the Air Charter Safety Foundation; Tony Brown, President of A Brown’s Security Consulting LLC; Harry Arthur, principal operations inspector; and GA Operations of the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Assembling the entire 170-member team together in one room or connected virtually for a single day to focus on safety is a testament to the company’s robust safety culture and is vital to further strengthen our organizational bonds, said GrandView Executive Director Emily Sandoz.

Last year, GrandView ranked as the 24th-largest charter/fractional operator in the U.S.

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