ExecuJet Australasia, part of ExecuJet Aviation Group, is increasing the company’s managed widebody fleet in the region with the addition of a Challenger 604 in Sydney and a Gulfstream IV SP aircraft based in Malaysia.The company’s managed fleet now comprises three Bombardier Global Express, a Gulfstream G550, two Gulfstream IV SP and two Challenger 604 aircraft, located in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in Australia, Wellington, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Roxanne Simpson, Charter Manager, ExecuJet Australasia, says: “We are very excited to add the Challenger 604 and Gulfstream IV SP to our fleet of charter aircraft. The Challenger 604 allows us to serve both the Australian domestic and international charter market, while having the Gulfstream IV SP based in Malaysia gives us the chance to tap into the growing demand for charter services in Southeast Asia. Both aircraft are very popular with our clients and provide good range capability, capacity and cabin amenities.”
ExecuJet to receive BARS Gold accreditation
In addition, ExecuJet Australasia has become the first organisation in the Asia Pacific to meet the requirements for the Flight Safety Foundation Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Gold rating and will join only two other operators worldwide to obtain this accreditation.
ExecuJet has met the requirements for a Gold rating after completing three successive annual audits showing full BARS compliance and is due to receive the accreditation in May. BARS is the single aviation safety standard for the resource sector and has been developed by the Flight Safety Foundation in conjunction with resource companies. This accreditation is required to conduct aviation operations for companies including Shell, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Xstrata.
Darren McGoldrick, Managing Director, ExecuJet Australasia, says: “We are proud to have achieved the BARS Gold rating. Our clients demand the highest service and safety standards in aviation operations and we are happy to work with them and the accreditation bodies to ensure such benchmarks continue to be achieved.”
Ron Bartsch, Managing Director of AvLaw, the certified BARS audit company, adds: “ExecuJet’s safety management systems are world-class and comparable to the best systems we have seen in more than 30 years of conducting international airline and corporate aviation audits.”
The company also holds safety standard accreditations from Wyvern, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and HART Aviation.