ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY CONGRATULATES VOYAGER JET CENTER, RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL FLIGHT SAFETY IN CHARTER OPERATIONS
– ARG/US Platinum Rating Distinguishes Voyager Jet Center as Leading Pittsburgh Jet Charter Operator –
PITTSBURGH, PA, November 13, 2009 – The Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors congratulated Voyager Jet Center on its Platinum rating by the Aviation Research Group. “Safety is our number one priority and this excellent rating for Voyager is a testimony of the high value they place on safe aircraft operations at Allegheny County Airport. We congratulate them on this distinguished result,” said Glenn R. Mahone, Chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Pittsburgh-based Voyager Jet Center, the region’s leader in private aviation services, has again achieved the highly coveted Platinum rating from Aviation Research Group/U.S. Inc. (ARG/US), the world leader in specialized aviation information research and analytics. The ARG/US Platinum rating is the highest-level safety audit rating awarded within the private aviation industry and is widely recognized as the ultimate validation of excellence in operational practices and flight safety standards. This is the second consecutive ARG/US audit in which Voyager Jet Center has been rated Platinum. Only 71 of approximately 2,200 jet charter operators in the United States have received the Platinum designation from ARG/US, placing Voyager Jet Center in the top four percent.
"Our commitment to safety remains paramount,” said Richard M. Ryan, president, Voyager Jet Center. “In a challenging economy, customers want more than ever to have confidence in their charter operator’s safety standards. Not only has Voyager Jet Center once again earned the ultimate safety rating in the industry, but among our regional peer group we are the only one,” said Ryan.
The ARG/US-administered rating focuses on three major criteria: historical safety ratings, current aircraft and pilot background checks. Following a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of each area, ARG/US awards a safety rating of Does Not Qualify (DNQ), Silver, Gold, Gold+ or Platinum to Part 135 jet charter operators that meet or exceed these criteria. To attain Gold+ or Platinum, an on-site audit is required. Platinum is the highest level of ARG/US safety ratings available. The ARG/US audit is a true “process” and “systems” audit administered by trained and experienced aviation auditing professionals to evaluate the operator against industry best practice standards. A Platinum rating requires a functioning Safety Management System, a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, and appropriate written standards, implementation, and records for all major aspects of Operations and Maintenance within a flight department or charter company.
About Voyager Jet Center
Voyager Jet Center is the leading private jet charter and aircraft management company with a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Allegheny County Airport (AGC), in Pittsburgh, PA. Voyager’s global jet charter operation has the highest safety rating obtainable, ARG/US Platinum. Services include jet charter, aircraft management and consulting, acquisition, maintenance, ground service, hangar services and aircraft fueling. VJC-managed aircraft operate on Voyager Jet Center (VJC) certificate V0JA087M. For more information about Voyager Jet’s charter or private aviation services, please visit www.voyagerjet.com.