- Private Jet Safety | FAA Certified Pilots | Flight Security | NetJets
An uncompromising commitment to safety is what truly sets NetJets apart.
You’ll sense it as your pilots personally inspect your jet prior to every flight. You’ll feel it when you tour our operations centre and meet our licensed operations teams. And you’ll know the moment you land at your next destination. Our Owners’ safety permeates every decision, every investment and every role in our organisation.
Critical Questions To Ask Your Private Aviation Provider
When you’re comparing private aviation providers, it’s important to get honest answers to direct questions.
Do you own, operate and manage every aircraft?
Do you employ and train your own pilots?
Do you own, operate and manage every aircraft?If not, who does?
Do you employ and train your own pilots?If not, why not?
Do you welcome random safety audits from your customers?Or do you pay an audit company for their approval?
Do your pilots train in state-of-the-art flight simulators, testing their skills in challenging real-life scenarios, twice a year?If not, why not?
Do your pilots offer aircraft-specific expertise and fly only that model?If not, why not?
Do you have the financial stability and resources to continually invest in safety?If not, why not?
Do you insist on a dual-approval release procedure that aligns pilot with flight control safety expectations?If not, what procedure do you follow?
Are your pilots loyal to the company, with very little turnover?If not, how frequently do you rehire?
Our answer to each of these questions is, unequivocally, YES.
“Safety is part of our company’s DNA. It’s not just a word. It’s not just a philosophy. It’s embedded in the way we do business every day.”Richard Meikle VP of Safety, NetJets
Experience defines our
pilot and crew
You’ll see it in their attentive preflight inspection of your jet. You’ll hear it in your personal flight plan briefing with them. And you’ll feel it as your aircraft cruises confidently toward your destination, commanded by the most experienced and highly trained professionals in the industry.
Every NetJets pilot holds an EASA type rating for a specific aircraft, and that’s the only jet they fly. This means that they know their aircraft inside out and they can react instinctively to any situation.
A higher standard of training.
Our pilots sharpen their skills twice a year in state-of-the-art simulators that hone their knowledge and test their reactions to real-world flight scenarios based on information from flight data recorders. NetJets develops its own recurrent simulator training programme that is unique to NetJets and changes every 6 months; each programme includes input from the Safety, Standards, Flight Operations and Training teams.
Spend whatever it takes to be the safest and most secure. Then, spend whatever it takes to stay that way.Warren Buffett Chairman and Chief Executive, Berkshire Hathaway
NetJets’ spotless, state-of-the-art, 88,000-square-foot, FAA-certified repair facility in Columbus, Ohio.
The extraordinary care of NetJets
Service and maintenance.
Ownership makes all the difference. NetJets continuously invest in newer aircraft and this means built in warrantees and guarantees from the manufacturers. A reliable fleet and strong partnerships with the aircraft manufacturers help ensure our jets meet our exacting standards.
- As well as holding an EASA Air Operator Certificate, NetJets is certified to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). NetJets quality system is certified to ISO9001:2008 and we have also passed the Lufthansa Common Airline Risk Assessment.
- We are always in complete control of our fleet. We never lend our aircraft to other private charters, and our jets are secure at all times, preventing unauthorized access to any part of our operation.
Innovative solutions inspire
Cautious aviation is a balance of proven approaches with innovative and incremental improvements. We’ve spent more than half-century perfecting private air travel, and we apply that experience and insight to create even better technologies and solutions.
Behind the beauty of our aircraft is the brilliance of our proprietary IntelliJet® II reservation and flight-tracking system. We use decades of historical data to anticipate problems before they occur.
NetJets Operations Centre is in constant communication with our pilots. Our Waypoint app assures they have all the flight, weather and safety data they need, without fail.
Crew rest requirements
We’re the first and only operator in private aviation to monitor and analyse crew member alertness based on circadian rhythms, sleep and travel patterns, and other variables. So that every flight is your pilots’ best flight. NetJets has pioneered the development of a predictive fatigue risk management tool that is unique in private aviation and ensures that your pilots are always fit to fly.
As the largest private aviation company in the world, NetJets often partners with other agencies to develop industry best practice. NetJets won the 2017 Single European Sky Award for Innovation and Technology presented by the EU Commission. We are also involved in the EASA Commercial Air Transport Collaboration Advisory Group and we co-chair two working groups in the European Operators Flight Data Monitoring forum. These are just some highlights from NetJets extensive involvement in aviation safety initiatives and industry collaboration.
The unseen perfection of
Our flight operations are achieved quietly, behind the scenes, with exacting efficiency and accountability. The NetJets Operations Centre is fully staffed 24/7, awaiting our Owners’ requests at any time.
Before every departure, we require mutual agreement between our dispatchers and our own pilots before the aircraft is released for take-off. This protocol exceeds standard practice and provides an extra level of caution and safety.
We constantly monitor geopolitics and work closely with intelligence agencies, adjusting to changes that might impact NetJets Owners, crew and aircraft.
In the event of an in-flight emergency, NetJets crews connect directly to MedAire, a leading international medical response specialist.
All flight plans honor our Owners’ need for discretion and confidentiality. NetJets aircraft tail numbers assure anonymity of those aboard.
Our in-house data security teams focus exclusively on protecting Owner information.
FOR SOME, THE GREATEST LUXURY IS
- At many airports, our private boarding lounges eliminate lines and simplify customs. NetJets Owners can enjoy exclusive access to secure, private points of departure
- Exit your vehicle and board in minutes, or enjoy a beverage or snack while your fellow travellers arrive
- Passenger travel data is maintained under strict confidentiality