Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Stratos Jets Approved Vendor Program?
Stratos Jet Charters has developed strong working relationships with private plane charter operators all over the world.
But before we recommend a private plane charter operator, they must first demonstrate their ability to meet the conditions of our Approved Vendor Program. Our network of preferred aircraft vendors must adhere to the strict requirements of this safety due-diligence program, which ensures that every charter flight we arrange for on behalf of our clients is well-maintained and piloted by a highly-experienced flight crew.
For example, Stratos requires the following for flight crews:
- Captains with a minimum of 1,500 hours flying time, with no less than 3,000 hours total
- First officers must have at least 1,000 hours of flying time, with no less than 500 hours as captain
The members of our Approved Vendor Program represent a wide variety of aircraft and aircraft operators across every market segment. This allows Stratos Jets to ensure the right aircraft for every trip. The air charter vendors that Stratos Jets prefers to work with all carry third-party ratings for superior safety standards along with a minimum 10-year track record of safe operational control.
Additionally, we will not charter an aircraft on your behalf that does not carry a rating from either ARGUS or Wyvern, the leading safety auditors of the private jet charter industry. These safety auditors look at an air charter company’s overall financial health, as well as their adherence to maintenance, safety, and crew experience standards.