Breaking News: Solairus Aviation overhauls its Altitude jet card program

The management company is one of the few with top safety ratings from IS-BAO, Argus, and Wyvern

It looks like Solairus Aviation is getting serious about selling jet cards. The Petaluma, California-based management company is keeping the name of its former jet card program – Altitude 25 by Solairus, but it has made a number of improvements and looks to have created a best-in-class program for those of you who charter super midsize and large-cabin private jets for shorter flights.

After two high-profile accidents, here are the safety issues that impact turboprop and piston charters and jet cards

King Air 350i PC-12

Recent private air crashes that killed soccer star Sala and one of Russia’s richest women are highlighting a number of safety issues

A world removed from those Gulfstream G650s and Bombardier Global Express private jets you read about in stories about what type of plane Jennifer Lopez or Elon Musk own are turboprops and piston aircraft. They’re also very popular.

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

 

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.

Delta Private Jets moves the starting point for its jet cards to $150,000

The management fleet jet card provider is increasing its entry price by $50,000

 

Delta Private Jets (DPJ) has increased its entry-level program to $150,000 from $100,000 we have confirmed. From what we’ve seen hourly rates are increasing too, as is the segment minimum from 60 to 72 minutes, although it looks like the standard 12 minutes of taxi time is now part of that calculation. It also appears surcharges for international flights are on the way up. We’re waiting to get all the details but wanted to give you the heads up.  

What is IS-BAO And How Is It Related To Private Jet Safety?

IS-BAO promotes “high quality operating practices” for private aviation. Below is the list of over 700 IS-BAO registered business aircraft operators updated October 2017

 

International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to perform gap analyses to facilitate the implementation of best practices and delivering a Safety Management System appropriate to the profile of the particular private aviation operator.