VistaJet announced it has been honoured at the European Business Aviation Association’s 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 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.
“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.” – said Nick van der Meer, Chief Operating Officer, VistaJet
“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.” – said Brian Humphries, EBAA President.
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