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Advanced Qualification Program

Exceeding Industry Training Standards

NetJets has been the leader in the private aviation industry in pilot training and experience for over 55 years. That’s because decades ago NetJets’ leadership recognized the significance in transitioning to a more flexible, personalized way to train crewmembers. Then, with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) support, we meticulously planned to make it happen. This makes NetJets the first Part 135 carrier to be accepted into the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP). The FAA refers to this elite program as “the highest possible standard of individual and crew performance”.
By officially adopting the voluntary program, NetJets is replacing general regulations and programmed hours with fleet-specific, proficiency-based training and evaluation derived from a detailed job task analysis. Findings from the National Transportation Safety Board investigations revealed human factors remain a source of risk in accident prevention and as such, improving human performance is a central element to improving overall safety. NetJets’ transition to a human-factors approach started in 2007 to leverage experiences and resources from commercial airlines. AQP will test the pilots’ knowledge and reactions to real-world flight scenarios, which are often based on information obtained from NetJets’ Flight Operations Quality Assurance in-flight data recorders.

This will continue NetJets’ commitment to achieve the highest possible standard of crew performance, thereby enhancing safety. NetJets launched the program in January 2020 and plans a continual rollout, bringing additional aircraft into AQP every three months until the entire fleet is included.
Quote Open“We are thrilled to be the first private aviation company to receive support from the FAA under this new program. The standards for safety have always been the top priority for NetJets, and we look forward to continuing to evolve and succeed with AQP.”Quote Closed
Alan Bobo, EVP, Chief Operating Officer