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How Sun Air Jets Ensures Flight Safety

Millions of people travel via commercial airliner or private jet every single day. For some, flying through the sky is second nature because they spend much of their time in the air. A common concern is flight safety for those who don’t fly often. For many others, flights often come with a head full of thoughts and worries. 

  • Did I pack everything? 
  • What did I forget? 
  • Do I have my travel documents?
  • Will I be on time for my flight? 

Then, there are always those who worry about whether the aircraft can fly safely – or if the pilot is adequately trained and well-rested. 

We get it. And while we cannot instantly erase any fears or worries regarding air travel, we can provide a level of service that allows you to feel confident in the flight safety and security you receive with Sun Air Jets.

What Impacts Flight Safety?

Several different factors impact a flight’s level of safety. One, for instance, is the maintenance of the jet. An increased risk of flying comes when jets are not properly repaired and maintained as they should be. Two, having a top-notch pilot is another essential part of maintaining safety while flying. And finally, thanks to the global pandemic, thoroughly sanitizing the airplane is necessary for passengers to feel good about the space around them while onboard a private jet. 

Let’s take a closer look at how Sun Air Jets ensures flight safety for all its passengers. 

Top-Notch Flight Safety and Security

Before you board your jet, do you know how well it has been maintained? Were there any repairs done on it? Did it pass its last inspection? Was its latest maintenance performed by someone certified and authorized to do so? 

As a passenger, you never know the level of safety considered for the jet you are about to fly on. But knowing that you have a team of experts operating one of the nation’s safest-rated private jet fleets, you can find comfort. 

At Sun Air Jets, our aircraft maintenance department has FAA oversight. We are a Part 145 certified repair station and have achieved all four major industry safety standards. Our technicians are factory-trained on Bombardier, Gulfstream, Hawker, Dassault Falcon, and Cessna airframes, as well as Honeywell, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney engines – with regular maintenance training every two years. 

Superlative Pilots

When you ride in the car while someone else is driving, you are putting that trust in someone else. Most of the time, drivers had to pass an easy driving test at their local DMV. So when was the last time you thought about your Uber driver’s qualifications, for instance? 

When flying, you put the same trust in your pilots. The good news is that when you choose to pass on a private jet managed by Sun Air Jets, you have a team that is as skilled in customer service as they are in flying their jets. They have met a high bar of mandatory qualifications – and then some. 

Moreover, the flight crews are trained with CAE Flight Safety every six months and are subject to FAA/DOT drug testing program, pilot records check, background check, fingerprinting, and driver’s records check.

Again, when you choose to fly with a top-rated private jet management and charter company, you should expect the best pilots and flight crew. And that’s what you get. 

Elite Flight Safety And Sanitization Standards

Safety doesn’t just refer to the jet or the crew but can refer to keeping yourself healthy and safe. 

None of us ever expected that we would be facing a global pandemic. But it happened. And because of just how easily COVID-19 can be spread from person to person, many people left commercial air travel and turned to private jet charters to stay safe. 

Sun Air Jets did not – and does not – disappoint. Risk-averse steps were taken to safeguard the health and safety of guests and employees. The crew’s health is monitored, and aircraft are cleaned and sanitized using strict protocols. This is the best way to continue air travel while keeping everyone as safe as possible. 

Flight Safety With Sun Air Jets

When you feel comfortable with the safety and security standards set by a highly reputable company like Sun Air Jets, you can let your guard down and enjoy your flight. And that means taking advantage of all the perks of private air travel. 

Greater flexibility

With private jets, there are no preset flight times. You can choose when you want to travel and when you don’t; if you would like to leave first thing in the morning, excellent if you’d like to go right after work, perfect. No problem if you get held up in a meeting and run a few minutes behind. This allows you to have a more enjoyable experience. 

Luxurious accommodations

From the moment you step on a private jet, you experience the comfort and luxury of private jets in this manner. Even business class and first class can’t compete. 

Save time

Show up when it is time for your flight! Private travel involves no long lines at TSA security checkpoints, early arrivals at the airport, and so forth.

Access to FBOs

Much like the incredible FBO at Camarillo Airport, you can land at FBOs throughout the country – and the world. And this rewards you with all kinds of amenities. 


Privacy is to be expected. You have to enjoy your flight with all the privacy you need. 

Large Fleet

Regardless of how many passengers you have and how far you are traveling, you have a large fleet with wide-ranging options when you choose Sun Air Jets. That means you get the perfect flight experience every single time. 

There are many reasons to fly private – these are just a few. If you are looking for world-class personal travel that ensures flight safety, we are here – Sun Air Jets

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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.


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. 

About Sun Air Jets

Conveniently located in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and operating globally, Sun Air Jets provides private jet charter services, aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and a full-service FBO at the company’s Ventura County headquarters.

Privately owned and rated as one of the safest operators in the country, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and world-class customer service.

In this video, Sun Air Jets President/COO, Brian Counsil, describes our company and how our attention to detail is highly valued by our clients. We also are able to exceed client expectations because of our anticipatory nature – whether it be weather, food, or ground transportation.

Brian also discusses how Sun Air Jets is proactively responding to protect our employees and clients against COVID-19 by creating COVID Care. This initiative includes thorough cleaning of our aircraft and facilities, crew temperature and COVID testing, and modifying passenger interactions.

As one of the safest private jet charter operators in the nation, we want to help make sure our clients and employees continue to feel safe and protected as we face the challenges of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date safety protocols, please visit our COVID Care page.

Video created by Triodyssey Studios.

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

How the Coronavirus Outbreak is Impacting Business Aviation

As we navigate the fluid challenges amid the current pandemic crisis, our friends at Universal Weather have outlined how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted business aviation.

Visit the Universal Weather website for the latest information on airport travel restrictions and other news effecting private and business jet travel around the world.

Learn more here.

Sun Air Jets has taken precautions to protect against COVID-19

Read about the updated processes we’ve enacted to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, crew members and employees. Learn more here.

Schedule a Charter

We remain committed to your safety and well-being now more than ever. Have questions about traveling safely or travel restrictions? Contact our charter team today to see if a private jet charter is right for you. Call (805) 935-9335, email, or request a charter quote online.

Sun Air Jets Takes Precautions to Protect Against COVID-19

For the latest update, learn about COVID Care – Sun Air Jets’ initiative that includes additional safety protocols and procedures to protect against COVID-19.

With rising concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19), Sun Air Jets would like to reassure our charter customers and aircraft owners of our proactive and thorough processes to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers and their guests.

As one of the safest, top-rated operators in the nation, Sun Air Jets is dedicated to high quality, risk-averse safety and operational processes and procedures. Private jets have the advantage of being a highly sanitary mode of transportation, and we have implemented very stringent protocols to ensure your health and safety.

Dedicated to Your Safety

On board every Sun Air Jets aircraft, we offer our clients an immaculate cabin, cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants by our in-house professional cleaning staff before and after every flight. Amenities such as hand sanitizers and a PhoneSoap cleaning device to disinfect guest’s electronic devices are also available.

For the safety of our passengers and crew, all standard stock items have been removed from the cabin. Passengers will have the opportunity to make stock requests from our sanitized selection or may request items from our approved caterers.

In order to operate flights in accordance with the latest guidance from national and international health agencies, Sun Air Jets has implemented restrictions on who may board our aircraft. The directives require our crews to identify potential risk factors to passengers and crews and to mitigate any potential exposures identified.

Since March, our crews have been asked to integrate extra caution into their daily lives in accordance with Federal, State, and local guidelines. When assigned a trip, Sun Air Jets’ crews have their temperature taken prior to reporting for duty, and must verify they are symptom-free.

During a trip, all interactions with passengers or FBO employees will occur with protective equipment such as masks and gloves. Crews will check passenger temperatures with a “no-touch” thermometer prior to boarding. Any passenger with a temperature over 100.4°F, in accordance with CDC guidelines, will not be allowed to board. We ask that all passengers wear masks and gloves during their interactions at the FBOs as well as when interacting with the pilots or the cabin attendant (if one is onboard).

Open 24 / 7

Sun Air Jets FBO in Camarillo is still fully operational and open 24/7. Public spaces are continuously sanitized by our professional in-house cleaning staff. Our line service staff will greet you with a smile…behind their required masks.

We’re currently offering fuel discounts, waived ramp fees with a minimum fuel purchase, and a free night in a hangar with a minimum fuel purchase (min. two-night stay). Call our front desk for more information at (805) 389-9301.

Additionally, our Part 145 repair station maintenance department remains as busy as ever. They recently completed a large-scale maintenance inspection and are ensuring our clients’ assets are properly maintained, up to date on inspections, and ready to fly 24/7. Maintenance department staff, and all Sun Air Jets employees, have implemented social distancing procedures while they work on-site. 

Sun Air Jets lives our award-winning safety practices daily, while also increasing our vigilance company-wide until the concerns over COVID-19 have subsided.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.