CLEVELAND, OH – Flexjet LLC today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the company with its 17th consecutive Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet has garnered more FAA Diamond Awards than any other provider of private jet travel.
To qualify for the FAA Diamond Award, the highest honor within the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program, 100 percent of Flexjet’s maintenance technicians must participate in continued learning training programs over a 12-month period which exceeds recommended industry standard in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules. The threshold for training participation has grown over the years, making this year’s achievement more challenging and remarkable.
“Since its establishment in 1991, the Diamond Award has been a testament to the unprecedented level of discipline and care exhibited by each member of Flexjet’s aircraft maintenance team,” said Michael Silvestro, Flexjet’s Chief Executive Officer. “This honor also reflects Flexjet’s overriding commitment to the safety of our Owners and flight crews.”
Flexjet maintains one of the most rigorous safety standards in the aviation industry. In addition to being awarded the FAA Diamond Award more than any other provider of private jet travel, Flexjet was the first fractional jet ownership program to meet the increasingly strict Industry Audit Standard of the Air Charter Safety Foundation, and also maintains a Platinum Rating within the ARG/US Safety Rating.
“The FAA Diamond Award underlines our company’s paramount commitment to safety; continued learning and ensuring that every part of the Flexjet experience meets a higher standard than any other provider of private jet travel,” added Silvestro.