Private Jet Charter Question & Answer Week 3: What are ARG/US and Wyvern?
At Stratos Jet Charters, our role as private flight advisors is to ensure that every aspect of your private jet charter flight meets with the highest safety standards in the industry. We only work with the most reputable aircraft operators that meet with the highest industrywide standards as well as our own strict and stringent safety criteria. We utilize both ARG/US and Wyvern third-party safety audits to verify that every charter flight meets or exceeds these standards.
If you’re a Stratos Jet Charters client, you are already familiar with ARG/US and Wyvern safety audits, having received a third-party safety audit from us for your last private flight. It is our company policy to provide an approved ARG/US or Wyvern safety third-party safety audit to our clients for every charter flight booked through our agency. However, if you are a newcomer to the air charter industry, you may not have heard of the advantages of ARG/US or Wyvern yet.
Aviation Research Group (ARG/US) and Wyvern are leading third-party, independent safety auditors in the private aviation industry. These companies specialize in conducting on-site inspections as well as providing third-party safety audits for individual charter flights. These third-party safety audits ensure that aircraft operators comply with the strictest and most stringent aircraft maintenance and flight crew experience standards. They also provide assurance that your operator maintains adequate liability insurance for your passenger count.
The ARG/US TripCHEQ program was designed to provide air charter consumers with aircraft and flight crew experience information specific to their individual charter flight. The program electronically compiles information on aircraft operators to evaluate charter flights on a flight-by-flight basis. ARG/US will offer individual charter flights a rating of “red,” “yellow” or “green” based on the individual specifications of each flight. For charter flights booked with Stratos Jets, the only acceptable rating is green, which denotes the highest standards in air charter safety.
The Wyvern Pilot and Aircraft Safety Survey (PASS) report is similar to the ARG/US TripCHEQ, in that it determines if aircraft operators meet with Stratos Jets strict pilot experience and aircraft maintenance requirements as well as industry standards. The PASS report requires aircraft operators to provide safety information about their operation including safety records, pilot certifications and experience levels, aircraft photos and insurance verification.
When booking your next charter flight with Stratos Jets, you can rest assured that your charter aircraft and flight crew have met with the highest safety standards in the air charter industry. If you elect to charter a private aircraft without the assistance of Stratos Jets, we strongly recommend that you obtain at least an approved ARG/US or Wyvern safety audit before you book your air charter flight.
If you currently have an air charter provider, allow Stratos Jets the opportunity to provide you with a competitive bid. We are certain that we can provide you with a level of service that earns the confidence of your repeat business.