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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

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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.

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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.

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Sun Air Jets Announces G500 Addition to its Charter Fleet

Sun Air Jets Announces Gulfstream 500 Addition to its Charter Fleet

October 2016 – Camarillo, CASun Air Jets is pleased to announce the addition of a 16-passenger Gulfstream 500 (G500) to its charter fleet. The aircraft further expands Sun Air Jets’ large cabin, long-range aircraft fleet with a tastefully sophisticated, efficient, and comfortable aircraft that is perfect for traveling across the country or across the planet. With International and domestic Wi-Fi on board the Gulfstream 500, this aircraft will be hard to keep on the ground given its capabilities and price point.

“The impressive cabin, the comfort, and most of all, the quality of this aircraft offers Sun Air Jets’ customers a wonderful, best in-class transportation experience,” stated Brian Counsil, Sun Air Jets’ President and COO. “Gulfstream, 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. “The proven design concepts of the “V” series as well as the proven quality of the Gulfstream product line ensures a dispatch rate that will meet or beat any comparable aircraft.”

Sun Air Jets’ global fleet continues to grow while providing luxurious, safe, reliable transportation throughout the world. The ultra-high standards of customer service and safety 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, contact Leigh Ann Spooner with the contact info below or contact us online.

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Contact: Leigh Ann Spooner
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335
Charter@sunairjets.com

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Sun Air Jets to be Featured In Upcoming Episode of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelorette

Sun Air Jets will be featured in an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature an emotional rose ceremony following the hometown dates with the remaining four suitors and the newest Bachelorette, Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, July 18, 2016, at 8/7c on ABC.

JoJo Fletcher first stole America’s heart on Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor, where she charmed both Ben and Bachelor Nation with her bubbly personality and sweet, girlnext-door wit and spunk. As their relationship progressed, the Texas real estate developer struggled to open up; once she found herself falling for Ben, however, she finally shared her feelings and became one of the final two women vying to be the future Mrs. Higgins. In a shocking twist, Ben confessed his love to both women, leaving them each optimistic that they would be “the one.” Ultimately, JoJo was left heartbroken when Ben chose to let her go in an emotionally gut-wrenching finale. But that experience didn’t stop her desire to find her perfect soul mate — it only made it stronger. Now, JoJo embarks on her own journey to find love as the Bachelorette in the 12th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, Mondays (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

ABOUT SUN AIR JETS

Sun Air Jets specializes in corporate and worldwide private jet charter services, offering world-class, boutique aircraft management, maintenance support, and hangar space at the Camarillo and Van Nuys Airports. Our team of experienced charter professionals are able to handle all your private jet charter needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, Sun Air Jets currently operates multiple Gulfstream, Bombardier Global, Falcon 7X, Challenger, and Hawker aircraft. Offering world-class customer service, the highest possible standards of safety, and the ability to customize every detail of your trip, when you fly with Sun Air, you will know you have arrived.

For more information, contact Leigh Ann Spooner at 805.389.9335 or Charter@SunAirJets.com or visit www.SunAirJets.com.

ABOUT THE BACHELORETTE

Romance, rivalry and, quite possibly, true love! One lucky woman gets the opportunity to find the man of her dreams — and, she hopes, her groom-to-be — in this hit reality series. This single and eligible bachelorette — a confident, successful and sensitive woman who is ready to find love — will embark on a romantic journey as she meets single and eligible charming men. As the Bachelorette gets to know each one, she’ll continue to narrow the field. They will travel to exotic locations and spend time getting to know each other; she will introduce them to her family and friends and meet some of theirs. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal — and from whom? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

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

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Sun Air Jets Completes ARG/US Platinum, ACSF, and IS-BAO Safety Audits

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Contact: Leigh Ann Spooner
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335
Charter@test.sunairjets.com

Sun Air Jets Completes ARG/US Platinum, ACSF, and IS-BAO Safety Audits

July 2016 – Camarillo, CA – Sun Air Jets recently completed the ARG/US Platinum, Air Charter Safety Foundation, and IS-BAO Level II audits, which were 3 of the 5 major safety audits the company commits to every 2 years.

In addition to the ARG/US, ACSF, and IS-BAO audits, Sun Air Jets has completed audits by Wyvern LTD and Executive Jet Management. This makes Sun Air Jets one of only a handful of operators world-wide, and the ONLY operator in California that is audited and certified by the 4 recognized charter safety auditors and EJM.

“Sun Air Jets is completely dedicated to the highest possible standards of safety in everything we do,” stated Sun Air’s Brian Counsil, its President and COO. “By inviting the 5 toughest auditors in the industry to examine our operations and safety programs, we verify every two years that we are one of the safest operators in the industry and are not afraid to prove it.”

About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets specializes in corporate and worldwide private jet charter services, offering worldclass, boutique aircraft management, maintenance support, and hangar space at the Camarillo and Van Nuys Airports. Our team of experienced charter professionals are able to handle all your private jet charter needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, contact Leigh Ann Spooner at 805.389.9335 or Charter@SunAirJets.com or visit www.SunAirJets.com.

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Sun Air Jets Announces Global 6000 Addition to its Charter Fleet

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Contact: Leigh Ann Spooner
Sun Air Jets
805.389.9335
Charter@test.sunairjets.com

Sun Air Jets Announces Addition to its Charter Fleet

May 2016 – Camarillo, CA – Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce the addition of a Global 6000 to its charter fleet. This is the second Global 6000 available for charter in California, and only the 7th nationwide. The aircraft further expands Sun Air’s large cabin, long-range aircraft capabilities with one of the most technically advanced aircraft ever built. The Global 6000 is the answer to the needs of the world’s most discerning travelers for the ultimate luxury experience.  With its state-of-the-art cockpit, purpose-built forward galley, exquisitely detailed and ultra-refined cabin, through to the tranquil sanctuary of the aft stateroom, nothing has been overlooked. The Global 6000 has all-around performance and range to connect you more rapidly and efficiently to your destination.

“The impressive technology, the comfort, and most of all, the quality of this aircraft offers Sun Air’s customers a unique, best in class transportation experience,” stated Charlie ODell, Sun Air’s Vice President and Director of Operations. “Bombardier has created 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. “The multiple redundancies and thoughtfulness of design ensure a dispatch rate that will meet or beat any comparable aircraft.”

Sun Air’s Global fleet continues to grow while providing luxurious, safe, reliable transportation throughout the world. The ultra-high standards of customer service and safety provided by Sun Air 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, contact Leigh Ann Spooner or log on to www.sunairjets.com.

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Sun Air Jets completes Wyvern Wingman Safety Audit

Sun Air Jets recently completed the Wyvern Wingman audit, one of the 5 major safety audits the company commits to every 2 years.

In addition to the Wyvern Wingman audit, Sun Air Jets has completed audits by ARG/US, ACSF, IS-BAO, and Executive Jet Management. This makes Sun Air Jets one of only a handful of operators world-wide, and the ONLY operator in California, that is audited and certified by the 4 recognized charter safety auditors and EJM.

“Sun Air Jets is completely dedicated to the highest possible standards of safety in everything we do,” stated Sun Air’s Brian Counsil, its President and COO. “By inviting the 5 toughest auditors in the industry to examine our operations and safety programs, we verify every two years that we are one of the safest operators in the industry and are not afraid to prove it.”

Since its inception, Sun Air Jets has been committed to safety for its employees, crew and passengers. The Los Angeles- based private jet charter and management company has implemented a safety management system (SMS) throughout the company that is regularly audited. Pilots also receive mandatory training every six months.

To learn more about Sun Air Jets and the safety registration levels, contact us today.