PrivateFly Private Jet Charter Safety

Aircraft safetyPrivateFly is committed to private jet safety. The security, peace of mind, and privacy of our clients is absolutely paramount.

We are both an ARGUS Certified Broker and Wyvern Broker, which indicates the highest levels of industry safety and best practice.

At PrivateFly, we ensure that all our operators are FAA compliant and hold current Air Operator's Certificates (AOC).

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PrivateFly is an ARGUS Certified Broker, which demonstrates our credibility, financial strength, and organizational processes as well as our principles and culture.

The ARGUS Registered and Certified Broker Program aims to address the lack of regulation by allowing professional air charter brokers a recognized and respected mechanism to inform aircraft operators and charter consumers of the operating standards they adhere to.

To achieve certified ARGUS status, PrivateFly had to undergo a thorough review of our data, documentation, and practices - which was carried out by ARGUS.

As a Wyvern Broker, we ensure that each flight we book meets the trip requirements established by the Wyvern in The Wingman Standard. This is an industry-leading safety standard that far exceeds the minimum regulatory requirements for air charter and was developed by Wyvern in cooperation with the industry's largest flight departments and charter buyers.

PrivateFly can provide you with a PASS report which will verify that the operator, aircraft, and crew chosen for your trip meet these rigorous safety requirements.


At PrivateFly, we only provide charter on Part 135 aircraft in the USA, to ensure our passengers are receiving the safest and most reliable private jet service available.

The FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) grants a Part 135 certification to private jet operators that are permitted to fly commercially, including non-scheduled charter and air taxi operators.

There can be confusion between a Part 135 versus a Part 91 operator certificate. You can learn more about this difference here.



Air Carrier Operating Certificate

In order to operate private jet charter flights, aircraft operators have to complete a thorough process, by law, to satisfy the relevant country's national aviation authority that they are competent to undertake safe commercial operation of aircraft.

If this set of stringent requirements is met, an Air Carrier Operating Certificate will be granted. This is alternatively known as an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in the UK.

The requirements for an AOC do vary from country to country, but generally includes an audit of areas such as company safety policy; management and organisational competence; crew training; aircraft maintenance; aircraft loading; flight planning; and fuel planning. It normally takes an operator or airline over 2 years to be issued with an AOC. It is a vigorous process and many new start-ups fail to be granted this licence to fly passengers.

PrivateFly only works with approved operators who have a current Air Operator's Certification.


In addition to working with operators who meet these industry safety standards, at PrivateFly we also conduct our own due diligence before inviting operators to join our network. 

Our criteria are based on both safety and a consistent VIP customer service standard. The process is based on our own industry expertise and knowledge, including full vetting of company insurances, aircraft airworthiness certificates, aircraft inspections and crew background checks.

Upon request, PrivateFly will share our registered aircraft operators documents proving these safety requirements prior to any flight booking, to ensure you’re in safe hands.

Flight safety is a combination of well-equipped and well-maintained aircraft and the experience and training of the pilot. When you fly with PrivateFly, you can be assured your aircraft is safe and you will only be flying with accredited operators.

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Aviation Authorities and Safety Agencies

Australia Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Brazil Departamento de Aviacao Civil
Canada Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority
France La Direction de l'Aviation Civile
Germany Civil Aviation Authority (LBA)
Italy Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile
Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia
Netherlands Directorate-General of Civil Aviation
New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Poland Civil Aviation Office
Portugal Instituto Nacional de Aviação Civil, I.P.
Romania Romanian Civil Aeronautic Authority
Russia State Civil Aviation Administration
Singapore Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
South Africa Civil Aviation Authority
Spain Agencia Estatal De Seguridad Aerea
Sweden Sweden Civil Aviation Administration
Switzerland Federal Office for Civil Aviation
Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration
UK Civil Aviation Authority
USA Federal Aviation Administration


To discuss any aspect of private jet charter safety please call us at (866) 727-1222 or contact us online