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OUR EXEMPLARY PILOTS

Fly with the Best in the industry

Our extraordinary hiring standards, our ongoing investments in crewmember training, and the safety culture that exists at the heart of everything we do are best in class and help define what makes NetJets different from the rest.  

UNPARALLELED

SAFETY TRAINING

INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS VS. NETJETS STANDARDS

It’s one thing to meet safety requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It’s another to establish what the standard should be—and then surpass it.
ADVANCED QUALIFICATION PROGRAM
Our crewmember training program is part of the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)—which the FAA considers “the highest possible standard of individual and crew performance.” Learn more about our Advanced Qualification Program for pilot training.Arrow Right Icon
UNPRECEDENTED INVESTMENT
Each year, we spend over $80 million on crewmember training. This investment is more than some companies spend on pilots’ salaries alone.
HIGHLY SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE
Although most of our pilots could confidently command any aircraft in the NetJets fleet, we require they fly a specific aircraft, and that’s the only jet they fly for our Owners. This means that without a doubt, no one knows that aircraft better than the crewmembers assigned to it.
Quote Open“Our pilots log many hours elsewhere before joining our team. Because NetJets is the pinnacle of most aviators’ careers, we can confidently say that we hire only the most experienced crewmembers in the industry.”Quote Closed
Alan Bobo, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, NetJets

BEST-IN-CLASS AVIATORS

We are proud to say that in most pilots’ careers, we are the final stop. That’s why we state with confidence that the NetJets fleet is commanded by the most experienced and highly trained professionals in the private aviation industry. The way in which we select and train our new pilots, all while promoting a culture of safety, has proven unique in the industry.

Pilots currently flying with NetJets average 10,500 hours—which equates to seven times the industry standard in pilots’ flight experience. 

A CULTURE STEEPED IN SAFETY

SUPPORTING OUR PILOTS

NetJets pilots have an incredible support system that remains in contact with them—prior to and throughout the flight. This includes FAA-licensed aircraft dispatchers; FAA-approved, in-house meteorologists; flight planners; and dedicated Owner Services Teams. NetJets also implements a unique protocol called Dual-Release Dispatch. Before every departure, a mutual agreement between a licensed dispatcher and a pilot is required. This formality exceeds standard practice and empowers our crew to provide an extra level of safety to every flight.

CREWMEMBER ALERTNESS

Another example of our culture of safety is the critical implementation of a Fatigue Risk Management System. Through the acquisition and integration of a biomathematical model into our scheduling software, NetJets is able to predict and remove crewmembers who may be approaching a lower alertness level.
However, despite the best science available, there are circumstances the software is blind to, such as noisy hotels, caring for loved ones, or other rest inhibitors. This is where our nonpunitive, self-removal policy is implemented. While other aviation companies will deduct from a pilot’s salary when a flight is declined (because of distraction or unpredictable fatigue, illness, or family emergencies), we do not. This is another example of how we actively empower our pilots to make decisions based on the safety of our Owners and crewmembers.

These proven processes and procedures exemplify our dedication to safety and ensure we continually improve and perfect every aspect of our time in the sky and on the ground. While our goal is to provide our Owners with exceptional experiences on every flight, we will continue to lead the industry with an unparalleled focus on the safety of our Owners and employees. So, rest assured, when you are a part of the NetJets family, you are—without a doubt—in the very best of care.
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