Atlanta USA-based air charter marketplace JetCharters.com said it has introduced new standards to increase safety and satisfaction for private aviation travelers in an attempt to combat operators of illegal charters.
Illegal or grey aircraft charters make up approximately half of all private jet charters around the world, the firm said. Illegal charters are deemed such because they lack a US FAA-approved Aircraft Operating certificate.
According to JetCharters, the main cause of illegal charters is aircraft owners seeking to cover high costs associated with aircraft ownership.
General aviation pilots with valid AOCs are subject to regular flight reviews, performance audits, and various flight time requirements. Private aircraft owners are not required to maintain the same standards as those with valid AOCs, thus these flights do not adhere to operational safety standards set forth by governing authorities.
JetCharters.com said that another way it has demonstrated commitment to aboveboard practices is its recent alignment with The Air Charter Safety Foundation or ACSF.
Through risk management programs, the adoption of a common industry audit standard and other methods, ACSF said it seeks to enable on-demand charter providers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
Find out more at www.jetcharters.com.