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private jet operator completes wyvern wingman safety

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.

SAJ’s Entire Fleet is ADS-B Out Equipped

(Los Angeles, CA – July 23, 2019) – With more than 15 aircraft under management, Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce their entire fleet is ADS-B Out-equipped as of June 2019. This gives owners peace of mind ahead of the January 1, 2020 implementation of ADS-B Out requirements for select airspace.

Roughly 73% of U.S. registered turbine aircraft were equipped as of June according to FlightAware, making Sun Air Jets one of the few international operators with full ADS-B Out equipage.

The Sun Air Jets fleet is ADS-B Out equipped

Full-Service Maintenance

Operating aircraft ranging from a Lear 60 to a Global 6000, Sun Air Jets is proud of its diligent maintenance oversight for all managed clients. As a FAA Part 145 repair station, Sun Air Jets utilizes a proactive approach to maintenance, keeping owners informed of ongoing and upcoming maintenance events.

“With our final aircraft now ADS-B Out equipped, this concludes our long-term plan of having all of our aircraft upgraded well before the January 1, 2020 deadline,” says Rob Cox, EVP of Maintenance for Sun Air Jets. “We’ve worked with our aircraft owners and flight crews to identify the ideal downtime to accomplish the avionics install over the last two years, and have achieved our goal six months ahead of the deadline.”

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.

Sun Air Jets Adds to Management Team

Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Sherrill as its Director of Aircraft Management. In this position, Justin will be responsible for all aspects of aircraft owner interaction, focusing especially on ensuring timely and accurate communication, as well as being the primary point of contact for any owner questions or concerns.

“Justin’s experience and maturity in so many aspects of aviation make him a natural choice for this critical position,” stated Brian Counsil, Sun Air’s President and COO. “We expect him to further enhance the already high standards of customer service that Sun Air Jets is known for.”

Justin brings over 10 years of aviation experience in his role working with aircraft owners and prospective clients for the managed fleet, as well as expanding business development opportunities for the company. Having previously worked in aircraft sales, management, and appraisals, clients rely on him as a trusted advisor for managing their aviation assets. He is a licensed pilot, remains actively involved with several aviation charities, and holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

About Sun Air Jets

Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets continuously remains one of the safest rated private jet operators in the world. With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys, the company’s operations include charter, aircraft management, FAA Part 145 repair station, private hangars, as well as a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters. As one of the only private jet operators to obtain all four of the major safety audit standards, including IS/BAO, Wyvern Wingman, ARG/US Platinum, and Air Charter Safety Foundation, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving aircraft owners and charter clients with world class levels of customer service and safety.

NBAA honors private flight operator

NBAA Honors SAJ with Private Flight Safety Award

(Los Angeles, CA – July 3, 2019) – Private flight and management company Sun Air Jets was honored for 16 years of accident-free flying by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This is a result of over 33,343 hours of safe flying conducted by the operator’s dedicated flight crews. Since the company first obtained its 135 Air Carrier Certificate in 2003, Sun Air continues to be one of the safest private jet operators in the industry.

This award is presented to eligible NBAA members who demonstrate all flights under their operational control were flown accident free. The 12-month period used for determining each additional accident free year ends on December 31. Requirements include that both flight crews and maintenance technicians employed by the company are not involved in any accident as determined by the NTSB and FAA.

Private flight and aircraft management operator Sun Air Jets is one of the only private jet operators in the world to concurrently hold all four of the highest safety rating audit standards, including Wyvern Wingman, Argus Platinum, IS-BAO, and the Air Charter Safety Foundation. As both an aircraft management company and charter operator, Sun Air prides itself on its 100% safety record.

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 flight 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.

SAJ Receives Friendly Flyer Award at Van Nuys Airport

(Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 2019) – Sun Air Jets was recently honored as a recipient of the 2018 Friendly Flyer Award at a ceremony held at the Van Nuys Airport.  This award is presented to private jet operators who voluntarily participate in the Fly Friendly/Quiet Departure Program, designed to reduce noise in neighboring areas above and beyond existing federal regulations.

This marks the 5th consecutive year Sun Air Jets has been presented with the award by the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the governing body for Van Nuys and LAX.  Additional recognition was presented from the offices of Nury Martinez, Councilwoman, LA’s Sixth District; and Tony Cardenas, Representative, 29th Congressional District.

“Sun Air Jets’ commitment to being a ‘good neighbor’ to our fellow Los Angeles area residents includes going the extra mile to fly as quietly as possible at all times, and this recognition is the result of the hard work by our pilots,” stated Capt. Don Manzke, Sun Air Jets’ Director of Operations.  “Our focus on safety and quiet flying is one of the things that makes Sun Air Jets special in Los Angeles, and earning this award for 5 consecutive years demonstrates that commitment,” stated Brian Counsil, Sun Air Jets’ President and COO.

Flying Friendly Award at Van Nuys Airport

About Sun Air Jets

Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets continuously remains one of the safest rated private jet operators in the world.  With bases in Camarillo and Van Nuys Airport, the company’s operations include charter, aircraft management, FAA Part 145 repair station, private hangars, as well as a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters.  As one of the only private jet operators to obtain all four of the major safety audit standards, including IS/BAO, Wyvern Wingman, ARG/US Platinum, and Air Charter Safety Foundation, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving aircraft owners and charter clients with world class levels of customer service and safety.

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Sun Air Jets Renews ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registration

Washington, DC, December 7, 2018 —  The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Sun Air Jets, Camarillo, CA, has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. 

“By renewing their standing on the IAS Registry, they have demonstrated their pledge to high standards,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We congratulate them on their continued commitment.”

“Sun Air Jets is proud to be a part of the Air Charter Safety Foundation team,” said Sun Air Jets’ president and COO Brian Counsil. “The recent audit by ACSF helped improve our practices and safety culture as we continue to pursue the safest operation possible.”

The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.

Customers should look for the ACSF IAS registered logo and encourage their preferred charter provider to participate in the program. 

Crystal Gauntlet commercial filmed at Sun Air Jets

The Crystal Gauntlet

Sun Air Jets Hosts Lexus for the Filming of Their Ad Campaign The Crystal Gauntlet

Any high performance car can sparkle on a racetrack. But what about in a room full of expensive crystal? Lexus high performance vehicles are leaving a mark without shattering a thing – besides your expectations. “The Crystal Gauntlet,” a new video released today, features the powerful GS F, RC F and LC 500 doing stunts in a china shop full of Baccarat crystal.

Luckily for Lexus, the precision of the vehicles and drift world champion Rhys Millen left dozens of genuine Baccarat crystal pieces intact. Holding your breath watching the video? Us too – all of the stunts performed by the drivers are 100% real. Amazingly, no crystal was harmed in the making of the spot, created by agency Team One.

CREATIVE CREDITS:
Agency: Team One
Chris Graves – Chief Creative Officer
Jason Stinsmuehlen – Group Creative Director
Jesse Blatz – Creative Director
Matt Lanzdorf – Creative Director
Ryan Davis – Art Director
Jason Whitehead – Copywriter
Sam Walsh – Executive Producer
Sascha Peuckert – Producer
Joel Dons – Group Account Director
Trina Sethi – Management Supervisor
Lindsay Segal – Account Executive
David Peake – Director of Business Affairs
Corey McKinney – Manager, Product Insights
Melanie Lee – Senior Project Manager
Neil Cleary – Music Supervisor
Editorial: TOM
Dan Bootzin – Editor
Gina Grosso – Senior Producer
VFX: TOM
James Bohn – Lead Flame Artist(Freelance)
Robert Johnston – Lead Motion Graphics Artist
Gina Grosso – Senior Producer
Production: Carnage
Richard De Aragues – Director
Neil Edson – Producer
Ben Hampshire – Executive Producer
David Procter – Director of Photography
Music:
Olly Anna, “Rebel Chick” (self-release, by arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.)

The film production took place at the Sun Air Jets luxury hangar in Camarillo, California. For filming and production inquiries, contact Sun Air Jets today.

sun air jets Challenger 601 on runway

Challenger 601: 60-month inspection completed

Sun Air Jets has completed another large maintenance inspection, this time on the aircraft fleet‘s Bombardier Challenger 601.

This maintenance event included a detailed inspection that involves a complete removal and disassembly of the landing gear components as well as the entire interior including the cabinetry, galley, lavatory, and floor boards. This level of disassembly enables the crews to perform a thorough airframe corrosion inspection.

300 / 600-hour airframe and engine inspections were also completed that include extensive functional and operational checks of every aircraft system.

Besides having technicians who are proficient on maintaining the Challenger 601 airframe, the maintenance department also provides Flight Safety International aircraft manufacturer trained technicians on Gulfstream, Hawker, Dassault Falcon, Cessna and other Bombardier airframes, as well as Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney engines.

Additionally, the maintenance department is fully immersed in the Sun Air Jets’ safety management system. The team has achieved all four major industry safety standards.

Sun Air Jets’ managed clients benefit greatly by having exclusive access to Sun Air Jets’ in-house maintenance department. The maintenance can perform large-scale, in-depth inspections and care for the owners’ multi-million dollar assets in the most cost-effective and convenient manner.

Contact us today to learn more about Sun Air Jets aircraft management services or maintenance department.

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Sun Air Jets announces completion of major aircraft inspection

Sun Air Jets, a leader in private aviation, today announced it has completed its first 192-month inspection on a Gulfstream V aircraft. The inspection essentially involves dismantling the aircraft, a detailed inspection, and then reassembling the aircraft, and is one of the most in-depth inspections that Gulfstream requires.

“Completion of an event of this magnitude, and doing it on time and on budget, reflects the incredible talent and work ethic of the maintenance technicians at Sun Air,” said Rob Cox, Sun Air’s Vice President of Maintenance. He goes on to say, “The ability of Sun Air to complete virtually any level of maintenance service on behalf of our managed aircraft customers provides significant value and benefit that most other management companies can only dream about.”

“Sun Air’s value proposition to aircraft owners involves always putting them first while caring for their multi-million dollar asset, and whether it’s maintenance, as in this case, or taxes, safety, or customer service, the Sun Air Jets boutique, ultra-high level of attention consistently beats the competition,” stated Brian Counsil, Sun Air’s President and COO.

Aircraft owners who are clients of Sun Air Jets aircraft management service receive exclusive access to the maintenance department. As a Part 145 repair operator, aircraft owners can expect their aircraft to be maintained by expert technicians who value safety and integrity.

Contact us today to learn more about the maintenance department or aircraft management services.