While extraordinary pricing and the best customer care are how Vault Aviation provides value to our customers, safety is always our top priority. And not just during a pandemic, but every day on every flight. That’s why we use two audit systems, two pilots, and FAA approval for every private jet charter flight and aircraft we work with.
We run our business by the Platinum Rule: never put a client on a plane we wouldn’t board ourselves.
An Overview: Vault Aviation’s Safety Measures
- Vault Aviation uses a select group of safety-audited operators who comply with ARGUS or Wyvern safety standards.
- Vault only sources aircraft from FAR Part 135 Charter Operators.
- We mandate that all of our operators carry a minimum of $50,000,000 in insurance and show no history of damage or irregular maintenance events.
- All of our aircraft are flown by two highly qualified pilot crews.
- Vault Aviation will never charter a plane with a single pilot – no exceptions.
What Is Aircraft Safety Auditing?
ARGUS audits an operator’s maintenance records, flight history, insurance coverage, frequency of aircraft inspections, and their ability to exceed FAA standards. Other considerations include pilot training, flight hours, and pilot medical records.
We also reference Wyvern Safety Ratings as an additional layer of protection. Independent of ARGUS, Wyvern allows us to perform a secondary review of the operator, the aircraft, and the two pilots.
ARGUS has a four-tier rating system:
- (1) Does Not Qualify
- (2) Gold
- (3) Gold Plus
- (4) Platinum
Prior to your flight, Vault Aviation will request an ARGUS TripCHEQ to ensure that the aircraft, crew, and trip meet all ARGUS standards – making sure that your trip is as safe as it is enjoyable!
The Wyvern Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey (PASS) report details everything from pilot hours to medical certifications. Here are some of the areas checked 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
More Than Just Safety Audits…
All of the private jet charters that Vault Aviation sources are piloted by 2 highly experienced pilots: a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) and Second-In-Command (SIC).
While ARGUS Ratings are important to us, we go a step beyond to ensure your safety and comfort!
Vault exclusively sources aircraft from FAA approved FAR Part 135 Charter Operators. FAR Part 135 is a set of federal laws governing everything from an aircraft’s airworthiness to record-keeping practices. The Charter Operators employ the pilots, handle the maintenance, and remain in operational control of the charter flights. Operational Control refers to the safe operation of an aircraft during a charter flight.
Vault maintains close relationships with the industry’s top charter operators. These relationships allow us to have preferential access to the safest aircraft available for charter, which is flown by the industry’s most experienced crews.
Fly Safe | Fly Like a Champion with Vault
Vault Aviation acts as an agent on behalf of our clients to arrange their charter flights with ease, safety, and comfort. Vault’s loyalty is 100% with our clients, as we have no formal arrangements with any individual aircraft operators. This means there is no conflict of interest or outside pressure – we simply find you the best private jet charter on the best plane, every time.
We are always working exclusively for each client’s benefit, and we will never compromise on quality or safety.
Fly with Confidence. Fly like a Champion. And Contact Vault Aviation Today!