The first operator ever to receive the prestigious award
- Award is for surpassing 100,000 hours, or 50 years, of flying without an accident
- Highlights company's commitment to safety and security
LONDON, May 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, is pleased to announce it has been honoured at the European Business Aviation Association's (EBAA) Safety of Flight Awards, where it was awarded EBAA's Diamond Safety of Flight Award. VistaJet is the first operator ever to receive the accolade, which is given to companies that surpass 50 years, or 100,000 hours, of flying without an accident.
The company was recognised during a ceremony at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2016) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The achievement highlights the business' continued commitment to safety, and to putting the security and wellbeing of its customers and staff above all else. Ever since it was launched in 2004, VistaJet has placed the utmost scrutiny on operational and flight safety, in which it has continued to invest since moving its headquarters to Malta, where it provides world-class training for all of its 400+ crew members and operational staff.
Since it was founded, VistaJet has actually achieved over 200,000 hours of safe operations, having flown over 210,000 passengers on more than 80,000 flights to destinations worldwide.
VistaJet CCO Ian Moore receives the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award from EBAA President, Brian Humphries
VistaJet Chief Operating Officer Nick van der Meer said:
"Ensuring the safety of our customers is at heart of everything we do at VistaJet. We have an industry leading training programme for all our staff, and regularly review our processes to make sure we are implementing best practice.
We encourage a constant dialogue between our pilots, cabin crews, operations staff, and senior leadership team, and work hard to create a culture in which people feel comfortable raising any concerns. We also place a heavy emphasis on safety through our recruitment process, and provide flight data monitoring on all of our flights, even though this is not required by law.
Nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of our customers and staff, so we are incredibly proud to be receiving the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award today."
EBAA President Brian Humphries said:
"Safety is the number one priority in our industry. That's why, for several years now, we've been recognizing companies that have made safety a continuing mission, as demonstrated by outstanding, accident-free records" said EBAA President Brian Humphries. "We extend our sincere congratulations to VistaJet for exceeding 50 years or 100,000 hours of flying without an accident, as recognized by the presentation to them, for the first time, of the EBAA Diamond Safety of Flight Award."
Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, VistaJet has established itself as the global leader in premium long-range private jet travel by consistently providing excellent service and unrivalled quality to its fast growing clientele, connecting them to every corner of the world with point-to-point coverage. VistaJet operates a young fleet - total fleet average age is under two years - of over 60 Global* and Challenger* business aircraft and offers the industry's largest service area, covering all major markets. The Company's unique and successful business model provides all the benefits of owning a personal jet without the responsibilities or asset risk of personal ownership. News and information are available at www.vistajet.com.
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