All aircraft on file on the Ascent Jet platform that can be solicited for charter are audited on a regular basis. All aircraft are piloted by two qualified pilots with current class ratings on the aircraft they fly.
The AOC requires operators to fulfil the following criteria:
Sufficient personnel with the required experience for the type of operations requested
Aircraft with safety features that are continuously audited and suitable for the type of operatons requested
Systems for the training of crew and the operator of the aircraft
A quality system to ensure that all applicable regulations are followed
The appointment of key accountabe staff who are responsible for specific safety critical functions such as training, maintenance and operations
Carriers Liability Insurance. Operators are to have sufficient insurance to cover any liability towards any passenger carried
The operator has sufficient ground infrastructure, or arrangements for the supply of sufficient infrastructure to support its operations into the ports requested
Operators are continuously audited on the basis on these criteria.
Ascent Jet also pays close attention to the financial solvability and strength of participating operators. Not least of all, we search for operators with a reputation for high quality of service - a key indicator of their and our concern for safety.