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First Recipient of WYVERN Flight Leader Certificate

Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce it will be the first WYVERN Certified Flight Leader in the nation. Issued by WYVERN Ltd, the leader in aviation safety risk management and training, this new safety audit rating is a testament to Sun Air Jets’ dedication to high quality, risk-averse safety and operational processes that permeates company culture.

The progressive WYVERN Flight Leader Program provides operators alternative and innovative pathways to continuous improvement. Focusing less on regular auditing, and more on safety management system (SMS) effectiveness, as well as human factors and organizational culture, operators are coached by industry veterans in a progressive, quarterly self-assessment and validation cycle with the intent of enhancing safety culture. The Flight Leader Certificate is the pinnacle achievement of the Flight Leader Program.

“WYVERN celebrates Sun Air Jets’ achievement. It requires discipline and professionalism to become a Wingman, and it takes sound leadership and effective management of human and organizational factors to be a Flight Leader. A Flight Leader inspires other Wingman Operators to reach higher and attain new levels of excellence. Sun Air Jets’ recognition as a Certified Flight Leader is proof that their leadership is focused on their organization’s safety culture and the key human factors that matter most in aviation safety,” says Sonnie Bates, CEO of WYVERN Ltd.

“Sun Air Jets takes great pride in being the first operator to receive this distinctive award and we are grateful to WYVERN for the opportunity,” says Andreas Mauritzson, Director of Safety and Vice President of Business Strategy.  “We feel that it is essential to continue to put safety as our utmost priority.  Sun Air Jets is dedicated to positioning itself as a leader in this field to ensure our clients the exceptional experience they deserve.”

Sun Air Jets is extremely proud of this achievement and evolutionary step in safety and safety culture. The Certificate joins a long list of previously earned safety ratings: IS/BAO Stage 3, WYVERN Flight Leader, ARG/US Platinum, and the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), an exclusive achievement held only by four private jet companies out of 2,000 charter operators.

Numerous operators have joined the Program in the last 12 months, and the first operators through the Program are now demonstrating effectiveness across all necessary areas of the Program to warrant the Certificate. More Flight Leader Certificates will be issued in the coming weeks.  Learn more about WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program.


About WYVERN

WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training.  Building on its 29-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization. 

Exclusive Partnership with Desert Horse Park

Sun Air Jets announces exclusive private jet charter partnership with Desert International Horse Park

(Greater Los Angeles Area, California – September 2020) – Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce its exclusive partnership with Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, California. The Southern California private jet charter and management company will be the Official Private Jet Charter Partner of the Horse Park’s 2020-2021 season.

“Sun Air Jets is truly honored to be the official private jet charter partner of the Desert International Horse Park,” says Brian Counsil, President of Sun Air Jets. “As one of the safest rated operators in the country, we look forward to helping you travel comfortably and safely, which is more important now than ever.”

With nearly 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering 15 weeks of world-class competition from October through March, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually.

Competitors from all over the world travel to the Horse Park to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer. The facility is close Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta and Coachella, an area known for its world-class resort lifestyle.

Andreas Mauritzson, Vice President of Business Development for Sun Air Jets, has been an attendee of the competitions at Thermal for many years. “We are thrilled to participate this year as a sponsor in support of the DIHP program,” says Mr. Mauritzson, “and we look forward to seeing this year’s amazing collection of talented riders.”

Learn about the Desert International Horse Park event schedule and more at deserthorsepark.com.

For more information on the partnership, contact Mary Brehm at (805) 389-9358

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Our Entire Private Charter Fleet is WiFi-Equipped

Sun Air Jets is proud to announce its entire private charter fleet is equipped with domestic WiFi internet access. As Sun Air Jets continually seeks to improve its charter and aircraft management services, offering an entire fleet of WiFi-enabled aircraft provides increased comfort and productivity for private jet travelers.

“At Sun Air Jets, we’re dedicated to providing the best customer service to our clients as possible. With an entire fleet that is WiFi-equipped, passengers can now experience the luxury of private charter travel while being connected to everything that matters to them” commented Brian Counsil, President and COO of Sun Air Jets.

The Hawker 800XP, one of the most popular super midsize private jets produced, joins Sun Air Jets’ fleet as the most recently connected aircraft. Now passengers can enjoy domestic WiFi access on all Sun Air Jets chartered flights from Los Angeles or Ventura County to destinations all across the country and the world on a diverse fleet also including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Citation and Falcon aircraft.

Along with complimentary WiFi access, all Sun Air Jets aircraft are crewed with industry-leading, safety-oriented pilots, and all aircraft are meticulously disinfected between flights protecting the health and well-being of passengers throughout their journey.

Passengers aboard the Hawker 800XP can also enjoy a forward refreshment area, private aft enclosed lavatory and in-cabin luggage access and storage. This super midsize private jet is currently available for charter and seats up to eight passengers.

Contact the Sun Air Jets charter sales team at charter@sunairjets.com or (805) 389-9335 for more information, including private jet charter costs.

Sun Air Jets Launches New Brand

For more information, contact Monica Raymond at (805) 389-9357

(Greater Los Angeles Area, California – March 2020) – Sun Air Jets, private jet charter operator and aircraft management company, unveiled its new brand and website this month, both of which are intended to more fully represent the company and its services.

After evaluation of the former logo, the Sun Air Jets leadership team determined to refresh the company’s brand to better promote its current positioning in the market. Established in the private aviation industry for over twenty years, Sun Air Jets provides luxury travel and private jet management services and therefore needed a more modern brand to reflect its offerings.

The new logo comprises a modern sun with air symbols, representing the element of travel while incorporating visual notions unique to Sun Air. The Sun Air Jets name is displayed in a font with crisp edges and contemporary touches. Furthermore, the “A” in Sun Air Jets provides a visual reference to a private jet in flight.

Additionally, Sun Air Jets unveiled a whole new website to match the design of the new brand. The site encompasses new features to showcase the diverse Sun Air Jets charter fleet, including day and night configurations and a 360 virtual tour of each aircraft, inside and out. Visitors can also easily and quickly request a charter quote within the new flight booking tool, as well as subscribe to receive announcements for flight specials.

“We’re very excited to unveil the new Sun Air Jets brand,” says Brian Counsil, President and COO of Sun Air Jets. “The previous logo was created over 15 years ago and served us very well, but we feel this new logo more fully reflects the elegant and sophisticated services we offer to our customers.”

To learn more about Sun Air Jets and to view the new brand design, visit sunairjets.com.

About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets, a SIGNATURE SELECT™ member FBO, provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Citation, Hawker and Falcon aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in Camarillo and Van Nuys, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit sunairjets.com.

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SAJ Achieves Highest Safety Registration Level From IS-BAO

Sun Air Jets, LA-based private jet charter and management company, achieves highest safety registration level from IS-BAO.

An achievement held by less than 10 commercial private jet operators in California

(Greater Los Angeles Area, California – January 2020) – Sun Air Jets, private charter jet operator and aircraft management company, has advanced to the highest safety registration level from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), IS-BAO Stage 3.

Sun Air Jets attained this voluntary registration level for its high quality, risk-averse safety and operational processes that permeates throughout company culture, an achievement held only by a select number of global operators and less than ten operators in California. This exclusive designation highlights Sun Air Jets’ constant dedication to aviation safety and professionalism, including employing dedicated safety personnel who ensure its private charter jet fleet adhere to the highest safety standards.

“Our organization prides itself on its identity as one of the safest private jet operators in the United States and achieving IS-BAO Stage 3 further solidifies that dedication,” commented Andreas Mauritzson, VP of Business Strategy and Director of Safety for the Company.

As evident of the private charter jet operator’s exemplary standards of safety, Sun Air Jets adds the distinction to a long list of safety awards and credentials, including ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Flight Leader, and Air Charter Safety Foundation IAS.

According to Mary Cimbura, Inflight Services Coordinator and Assistant Director of Safety, “this designation is only made possible thanks to the mindset and determination of our crews and employees, who always focus on being vigilant when it comes to serving our clients in the safest and most efficient way possible.”

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended voluntary code of best practices designed to help flight operations all over the world achieve high levels of safety and professionalism in their operations. IS-BAO Stage 3 is achieved when the operator verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.

Since Sun Air Jets implemented IS-BAO standards ten years ago, the company has been visited by IS-BAO auditors once every two years. Sun Air Jets, based in both Van Nuys and Camarillo, California, recognizes each audit as an opportunity to learn and grow.

 

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Sun Air Jets Is A Proud Participant Of The Bachelor

Private jet charter operator Sun Air Jets is a proud participant of an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.” 

For more information, contact Monica Raymond at (805) 389-9357

(Greater Los Angeles Area, CA) – Sun Air Jets, one of the nation’s safest rated private jet charter operators, is a proud participant in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor.

“Sun Air Jets is excited to support local pilot Pete Weber,” says Sun Air Jets President Brian Counsil. “We look forward to watching Bachelor Pilot Pete’s journey to find his forever co-pilot.”

With the backdrop of Sun Air Jets located in the greater Los Angeles area, the episode will feature a special aviation-themed group date as the newest Bachelor, Peter Weber, puts his potential co-pilots to the test.  This episode of The Bachelor, currently celebrating its 24th season, is scheduled to air Monday January 6th, 2020, at 8/7c, on ABC.

Airline pilot Peter Weber caught the attention of Bachelorette Hannah Brown and all of America the first night they met, stepping out of the limo and expressing his desire for a co-pilot in life. While Peter seemed sweet at first glance, it became clear this charming man in uniform could bring the heat. The passion between Hannah and Peter was undeniable. After expressing his love to her and spending a memorable night in a windmill together, all of America was left shocked and heartbroken with Hannah’s decision to end the relationship. Returning home from Greece, Peter was forced to confront his pain and pick up the pieces of his broken heart. Now, Peter is back to take his search for true love to new heights on the 24th season of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on January 6th, 2020 on ABC (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT).

ABOUT SUN AIR JETS

Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 15 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private jet charter services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Falcon aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in Camarillo and Van Nuys, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit sunairjets.com.

ABOUT THE BACHELOR

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he continues his search for his soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if he has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.

For more information on The Bachelor, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor.

Private Jet Operator Donates 1,000 Pounds of Turkey

(Los Angeles, CA – November 20, 2019) Private jet charter and aircraft management company Sun Air Jets is proud to once again support the local Salvation Army pantry in Ventura County with their annual Thanksgiving turkey drive.

Thanks to the generous donations of Sun Air Jets employees and a company matching initiative, the private jet operator was able to donate over 1,000 pounds of turkey to help support their local community.

As a locally-owned business, Sun Air Jets prides itself on supporting Ventura and Los Angeles counties through ongoing charitable donations and partnerships.

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About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets serves the greater Los Angeles area, and operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets. With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys, the company’s operations also include a FAA Part 145 repair station, charter, aircraft management, as well as private hangars. Both clients and flight crews can enjoy the full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters. As a result of a flawless safety record, Sun Air Jets maintains the highest safety audit standards in the industry. Above all, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and customer service.

Contact us today for inquiries on private jet charter, aircraft management, FBO services and more.

Private Jet Company Supports Career Day

(Los Angeles, CA – September 30, 2019) – Private jet company Sun Air Jets is proud to be a continuing supporter of Ventura County’s Annual Aviation Career Day event held at Camarillo Airport.

As a full-service aviation provider and private jet company with positions including flight crew, flight attendants, mechanics, accounting, dispatch, line service, and a variety of other admin and support positions, Sun Air Jets recognizes the importance of inspiring and mentoring the next generation of aviation professionals.

Sun Air Jets will be hosting a booth at the event held at the Commemorative Air Force hangar on October 25 and encourages students to stop by and learn more about the private aviation industry. For more information please contact Sun Air Jets directly at info@sunairjets.com or by calling (805) 389-9301.

To view current job positions available at Sun Air Jets, visit the company’s career page at sunairjets.com/careers.

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About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets is an aircraft management and private jet company that serves the greater Los Angeles area and operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets. With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys, the company’s operations also include a FAA Part 145 repair station, charter, aircraft management, as well as private hangars. Both clients and flight crews can enjoy the full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters. As a result of a flawless safety record, Sun Air Jets maintains the highest safety audit standards in the industry. Above all, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and customer service.

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Private Jet Operator Completes Wyvern Safety Training

(Los Angeles, CA – August 16, 2019) – Employees of private jet operator Sun Air Jets – Director of Safety, Andreas Mauritzson, and Assistant Director of Safety, Mary Cimbura – recently completed the Wyvern Safety Leader Training Course taught by instructor Sharon Gray in Phoenix, Arizona.

This four-day course established Sun Air Jets Safety Leaders with essential skills and knowledge to effectively lead our organization. Trainees learned progressive techniques applied by top safety professionals around the world and how to implement in a company’s existing safety culture.

As a full-service private jet operator and aircraft management company, Sun Air Jets is proud to be one of the safest private jet operators in the industry and continuously makes the effort to keep safety a top priority.

As one of the only private jet operators to obtain the highest safety credentials, including Wyvern Wingman, IS-BAO, Air Charter Safety Foundation, and Argus Platinum, Sun Air strives to make safety the core of its company culture.

About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets serves the greater Los Angeles area, and operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets. With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys, the company’s operations also include a FAA Part 145 repair station, private jet operator, aircraft management, as well as private hangars. Both clients and flight crews can enjoy the full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters. As a result of a flawless safety record, Sun Air Jets maintains the highest safety audit standards in the industry. Above all, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and customer service.

The Bachelorette Comes to SAJ!

(Los Angeles, CA – July 31, 2019) – Sun Air Jets was recently featured on Season 15, Episode 9 of the ABC series “The Bachelorette”. This marks the third occasion that the private jet operator has been featured on the show. With its close proximity to Hollywood, 120,000+ square feet of hangar space and 150,000+ square feet of ramp space, Sun Air Jets’ Camarillo facility is ideal for all types of media production. Their vast array of corporate jets and modern passenger terminal/FBO has been featured in numerous commercials, TV productions, feature films, and other media projects. For filming and media inquiries, please contact Steve Maloney at (805) 389-9393 or via email at smaloney@test.sunairjets.com.

About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets serves the greater Los Angeles area, and operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets. With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys, the company’s operations also include a FAA Part 145 repair station, charter, aircraft management, as well as private hangars. Both clients and flight crews can enjoy the full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters. As a result of a flawless safety record, Sun Air Jets maintains the highest safety audit standards in the industry. Above all, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and customer service.