Elite Jets has earned higher safety ratings and certifications from two independent organizations, honors that certify the Naples-based charter company is operating with the highest aviation safety standards.

The two certifications – through ARGUS and International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations – rank Elite Jets among the top 5% of charter aircraft services in the country.

“The term ‘safety’ refers to more than just maintaining an aircraft and training pilots. It requires that everyone on staff, from captains and first officers to mechanics and cleaning crews, adhere to best practices developed by the government and industry leaders,” said Stephen Myers, Elite Jets’ executive vice president. “The experience and convenience of flying privately is well-known among affluent travelers, but during the pandemic, our passengers recognized the importance of flying with a company that prioritizes aircraft and passenger safety.”

Elite Jets’ two new certifications include:

  • ARGUS (Recertified as Platinum-rated): The charter must hold an operating certificate for at least one year, have at least one turbine aircraft on certificate, create an in-depth historical safety analysis, validate aircraft operational control, develop an emergency response plan, complete an on-site audit with no findings and operate a functioning safety management system. Additionally, all pilots must pass a background check.
  • International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (Increased from Stage 1 to Stage 2 seal): The charter must adhere to a recommended code of best practices for safety and professionalism, including the establishment of a framework for effective safety and operational processes, development of tools to facilitate the implementation of best practices and the delivery of a safety management system appropriate to all operational profiles.

Elite Jets owns a fleet of four Embraer Phenom 300s, one Embraer Legacy 500 and a Bell 407 helicopter, and it also manages a Gulfstream G550 jet. The company’s pilots, maintenance technicians and terminal staff have completed more than 80,000 hours of cumulative, individualized training. Elite Jets employs directors of safety, quality assurance and pilot training, as well as an FAA-certified director of operations. The company operates from a private terminal at Naples Airport.

For more information about Elite Jets, please visit EliteJets.com or call 239-900-9000.

About Elite Jets Charters

Founded in 2016, Elite Jets is a premier, safety-focused charter aircraft service that serves destinations across the U.S. and abroad. Elite Jets’ fleet includes four Phenom 300s, one Legacy 500 and a Bell 407 helicopter, as well as management of a Gulfstream G550. The company’s Embraer luxury jets are well-suited for business and leisure travelers while offering an eco-friendly, best-in-class carbon footprint. Elite Jets maintains an Argus Platinum Rating, a prestigious safety and quality designation earned by just 5% of charter operators nationwide. The company also is registered with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO), a set of industry-leading best practices, and the WYVERN safety data network, which displays its Safety Intelligence Report and regulatory compliance information. Elite Jets also offers aircraft management services, which include providing pilots, training, maintenance, fleet insurance, scheduling and additional services. Passengers enjoy concierge-level service from Elite Jets’ private terminal at the Naples Airport, 125 Aviation Drive South in Naples. Charter flights and empty leg flights are available.  For more information, please visit EliteJets.com or call 239-900-9000.