2020 has been a tough year in many ways. From personal to professional, this year has been one of upheaval and change. Vault Aviation hasn’t been immune to these changes and curveballs, however, we are so very thankful for our clients, families, team, and more.
Vault Aviation has had the pleasure of connecting families, sport, and work teams over the past 12 months in a safe and luxurious way. We have always kept safety as our highest priority, but this year we upped that even more with COVID-19 and our cleaning regulations and precautions.
Even during a pandemic (maybe especially during a pandemic), having time to unwind matters, and we are thankful that we have been able to provide much-needed relaxation and restoration to many of our clients and their families and friends this year as well – all with the highest safety measures and cares.
Vault Aviation & Our Commitment to Safety
Our pricing and service are how we provide value to our clients, but our safety is even more important. At Vault Aviation, we abide by the Platinum Rule: Never book a client on a plane we wouldn’t board ourselves.
We value getting you and your group to their destination safely, which is why we use only select safety-audited operators who comply with ARGUS or Wyvern safety standards. These safety groups are some of the strictest and help us and our clients have peace of mind every time you board one of our On Demand private planes.
“Vault only sources aircraft from FAR Part 135 Charter Operators, and we mandate that they carry a minimum of $50,000,000 in insurance and show no history of damage or irregular maintenance events.”
Plus, each of our planes is flown by 2 highly-qualified pilot crews. Vault Aviation will never charter a plane with only a single pilot – no exceptions. Our safety checklist includes:
- Audits from The Aviation Research Group US (“ARGUS”) or Wyvern
- Audits for the operator’s maintenance records, flight history, & insurance coverage
- Audits for the frequency of inspections, & meeting/exceeding FAA standards
- Considerations of pilot training, flight hours, and pilot medical records
For Operators, ARGUS Has a Four-Tier Rating System:
- Does Not Qualify,
- Gold Plus
Wyvern Safety Ratings & PASS:
Vault Aviation also references Wyvern Safety Ratings as an additional layer of safety for pilots, not just our On Demand aircraft and ARGUS. Wyvern performs a second audit on the operator, the aircraft, and the pilots by running a Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey (“PASS”) report.
The “PASS” report details everything from pilot hours to medical certifications. The following information is included in a “PASS” report:
- Verification that a charter operator holds a current Air Operating Certificate
- Verification that the aircraft being chartered is listed on the air carrier’s Operations Specifications
- Confirmation of current insurance for the aircraft
- Confirmation that each crew member’s experience meets a specific safety standard
- Confirmation that each crew member’s medical and license information is current
- Confirmation that the operator has Civil Aviation Authority approval for international operations at chosen locations
FAA Approved FAR Part 135 Charter Operators:
Vault exclusively sources aircraft from FAA approved FAR Part 135 Charter Operators. FAR Part 135 are the federal laws governing everything from airworthiness of an aircraft to record-keeping practices to ensure you are safe, and the records are accurate.
The Charter Operators employ the pilots, handle the maintenance, and remain in operational control of the charter flights at all times. Operational Control refers to the safe operation of an aircraft during a charter flight. Essentially, it means that the pilots are in control and all decisions about the flight are made by them to assure the safety of the passengers and the aircraft.
Vault maintains close relationships with the private jet charter industry’s top operators. These relationships allow us to have preferential access to the safest and most luxurious aircraft available for charter, each of which is flown by the most experienced crews in the industry!
Safety & COVID-19:
In addition to our high-safety in regard to aircraft, pilots, audits, and maintenance records, Vault Aviation is committed to safety and cleanliness to prevent the spread of COVID. By ensuring that every private plane is clean, disinfected, and in perfect order for your needs, your group, and your safety, we take pride in our ability to keep you safe from the moment you board our plane, until the moment your feet touch the ground at your final destination.
Vault Aviation is Thankful for You!
Vault Aviation acts as an agent on behalf of you to arrange every aspect of your charter flight, safety, and more! Vault’s loyalty is 100% with our clients, and we have no formal arrangements with any individual aircraft operators that would prevent us from getting you the best plane at the best price.
This means there is never any conflict of interest or outside pressure. We are always working exclusively for your benefit and we will never compromise on quality or safety!