Press Releases

Sun Air Jets Partners with Terrapass, An Industry Leading Carbon Offsetting Company

September 20, 2021 – Greater Los Angeles, CA

Sun Air Jets is proud to further its sustainability initiatives by announcing its
partnership with Terrapass, an industry leading carbon offsetting company. This
partnership further solidifies the company’s commitment to reducing its
environmental impact.

Working with an industry leading carbon offsetting company allows Sun Air to
reduce its carbon footprint and compensate for 100% of the carbon emissions
released by its charter aircraft. Terrapass uses the proceeds from the investments
to fund projects that are dedicated to reducing harm to the environment. This
includes funding endeavors such as promoting wind energy, landfill methane
flaring, methane digestion, and other clean energy means. The credit gained by
carbon offsetting ensures that any emissions are balanced with sustainable
solutions elsewhere.

One hundred percent of Terrapass carbon offsets are verified against broadly
accepted standards by independent third party verifiers. Their primary standards
are the Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, and
the Climate Action Reserve. These standards ensure that Sun Air receives the
highest quality offsets available.

Sun Air Jets is committed to being a considerate and environmentally friendly
operator. In addition to their carbon offset program, they have also implemented
sustainable aviation fuel, solar panels, and other green FBO standards. At Sun Air
Jets, we continue to focus on sustainability in the private aviation industry to
create a brighter future for all. To learn more about carbon offsets and our
sustainability endeavors, 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 SELECTTM 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.

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 Terrapass: Launched in 2004, Terrapass is a mission-driven business
striving to reduce the greatest amount of carbon emissions possible. They do this
through education, online tools, carbon offsets, supporting renewable energy
and they are committed to delivering only the highest quality environmental
products to their customers. They are a leading provider of carbon offsets in
terms of quality and transparency, for which they have received extensive
recognition. For more information about Terrapasss visit Terrapass.com.

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Contact:
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335

Edward Fares Appointed as Director of Operations

September 9, 2021 – Greater Los Angeles, CA 

Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Fares as the new  Director of Operations for their expanding organization. As the director, Fares will  support the company as it further develops its sophisticated fleet and its  dedicated team.  

With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Fares will lend his leadership skills and flight operations experience to build upon Sun Air Jets’ established reputation for quality in private aviation and management services, providing another critical ingredient in its successful growth and client satisfaction strategy.  

His experience ranges from being a Captain in the airline industry to holding various Chief Pilot and Director of Operations positions within the business aviation industry. He is an airline transport rated pilot with over 11,000 flight hours. He has also held various training, safety, and standardization positions throughout his career. 

The installation of Fares to the leadership team is the newest in a series of corporate enhancements and initiatives that will reinforce the stability of the Sun Air Jets brand as it continues to grow and flourish. 

“Sun Air is excited to add Ed to the Flight Operations and management teams”,  says Brian Counsil, President of Sun Air Jets. “His depth and breadth of experience in both Part 135 and Part 121 operations reinforces Sun Air’s industry  leading standards for safety and excellence in everything we do”. 

“I am excited to be joining the Sun Air Jets team during this time of incredible growth and ongoing innovation”, states Fares. “I look forward to bringing my cross-sector experience to this role to support Sun Air Jets’ customers as well as its employees. I am honored to work alongside this team of incredible  professionals to ensure safety, reliability, efficiency, and cost management on a corporate level.” 

Fares possesses multiple type ratings on Gulfstream, Citation and Embraer  aircraft. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue  University.

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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Contact:
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335

Sun Air Jets Adds Gulfstream G550 and Global Express to Charter Fleet

August 6, 2021 – Greater Los Angeles, CA Sun Air Jets is excited to announce the addition of a 14-passenger Gulfstream G550 and a 12-passenger Global Express to its rapidly expanding charter fleet. These aircraft will further expand Sun Air Jets’ large cabin, long-range aircraft fleet with two tastefully sophisticated, efficient, and comfortable aircraft that are perfect for traveling across the country or across the planet.  With complimentary domestic Wi-Fi, large cabin monitors, numerous personal monitors, and full galleys on board, these aircraft will make your private jet travel even more sublime. 

“The impressive cabins, the elegant comfort, and most of all, the superior quality of these aircraft offer Sun Air Jets’ customers a wonderful, best in-class transportation experience,” states Brian Counsil, Sun Air Jets’ President and COO. “Bombardier, as always, builds an aircraft that is not only customer friendly, but also maintenance  friendly,” according to Rob Cox, Sun Air’s Vice President and Director of Maintenance.  “And, the proven design concepts and the quality of the Gulfstream product line ensures  a dispatch rate that will meet or beat any comparable aircraft.” 

Sun Air Jets continues to grow and diversify its global fleet while ceaselessly providing luxurious, safe and reliable transportation throughout the world. The ultra-high standards of customer service and un-rivaled safety certifications provided by Sun Air Jets ensure a  “once in a lifetime” experience on every trip. 

About Sun Air Jets 

Sun Air Jets was selected as one of the best Fixed Based Operations in North America by  Aviation International News. Headquartered in Camarillo, California, Sun Air specializes in corporate and worldwide charter services, offering aircraft management, maintenance support, and hangar space at Van Nuys and Camarillo Airports. For more information,  please contact the Sun Air Jets charter team at the below number or contact us online

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Contact:
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335

Sun Air Jets' hangar space at 16706 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Sun Air Jets Acquires Additional Van Nuys Hangar Space

(Los Angeles, California – March 2021) – Sun Air Jets is excited to announce that it has extended its hangar footprint at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The Company has secured two brand new hangar and terminal facilities located in the northwest corner of the Airport, providing an additional 62,000 square feet of hangar space.

This addition will more than double the size of Sun Air Jets’ presence at the Van Nuys Airport and allow it to better serve clients looking for secure and private hangar and terminal space in the greater Los Angeles area. Designed to offer a superior level of luxury and sophistication, the new facility also offers private offices, lounges, conference meeting rooms, gated guest parking, and numerous other amenities necessary to meet today’s evolving business aviation needs.

The facility also meets the state’s strict environmental green build standards and will include a solar roof top system that will assist the Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) environmentally sustainable energy program.

Sun Air Jets was assisted in acquiring the space by the Aeroplex Group Partners, who secured the entitlements and managed the project development, and will oversee this new location, together with Sun Air Jets’ existing hangars at Van Nuys.

Brian Counsil, Sun Air Jets’ President and CEO, states: “This collaborative relationship ensures adequate space for our managed aircraft customers at the City of Los Angeles’ world class and most desirable airport in Southern California for the foreseeable future. By managing over 100,000 square feet of Van Nuys hangar space on a long-term basis, Sun Air Jets can strategically manage its future business growth and offer customers a home for their aircraft that meets the highest standards of safety and luxury.”

“This is a significant tactical and strategic milestone for Sun Air Jets,” stated Curt Castagna, Aeroplex Group’s Managing Partner “It’s an amazing new facility, that brings new investment and jobs to the San Fernando Valley, and we are excited that our decision to commit to a long-term vision for airport development projects nationally has proven correct at Van Nuys Airport. It’s a pleasure for us to work with an industry partner that is focused on the future value of business aviation while being so successful in the present.”

The additional hangar and terminal facility will be available for managed aircraft clients and tenants starting June 2021.

For inquiries about securing hangar space in Sun Air Jets’ facility in Van Nuys, call (805) 389-9301 or email info@sunairjets.com.

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Sun Air Jets Offers SAF in Southern California

SAF will be offered at the same rate as conventional jet fuel

(Greater Los Angeles Area, California – February 9, 2021) – Signature Select member FBO Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce it will be blazing new trails, offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at their full-service FBO in Ventura County. Sun Air Jets will be one of the first FBOs in the Signature Select network to offer SAF.

With the rising need for environmental sustainability, Sun Air Jets is excited to join the private aviation industry’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. As a clean substitute for conventional jet fuel, SAF is made from organic and renewable materials rather than refined from petroleum and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 23%.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for everyone to do their part,” says Brian Counsil, President and CEO of Sun Air Jets. “We’re thrilled to partner with Signature Select and Epic Fuels to be one of the first companies to offer SAF and help our company and clients reduce their carbon footprint.”

SAF will be offered at the same rate as conventional jet fuel

Sun Air Jets will begin offering SAF at KCMA in Ventura County at a special low rate. Due to a generous donation by an anonymous benefactor, the company will offer SAF at the same rate as conventional jet fuel while supplies last.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to extend this unique partnership to our Signature Select FBOs, and we will continue to focus on environmental stewardship and safety, paving the way for a more sustainable future,” said Marius Ronge, President of EPIC Fuels and Signature Select.

To encourage the purchase of this alternative fuel source, Sun Air Jets is offering Signature TailWins loyalty program members five times the amount of Signature TailWins reward points for SAF orders. This offer is available for a limited-time during February and March 2021.

To learn more or make a reservation for SAF in Southern California, contact us today.

Call (805) 389-9301 | Email info@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.

About Signature Select

Signature Select is the leading FBO network affiliation program enabling third-party FBOs to join the world’s most traveled network.  Select FBO licensees (Select Partners) can access a multitude of network programs aimed at existing and new Signature Flight Support end-user customers that enhance the value and service delivery at Select Partner FBOs.

For more information, please visit www.signatureaviation.com

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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.