Metrojet receives safety award


Company receives Flight Safety Foundation business aviation meritorious safety award 2012

Metrojet and Flight Safety FoundationMetrojet has been presented
with the Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award
at the 57th Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar 2012 in San Antonio. Metrojet is
the first business aviation company in Asia to
be recognised for its commitment to safety and service excellence. Roger Lee,
Director of Corporate Safety and Quality represented Metrojet to receive the award.

Under the leadership of
chief executive BjÓ§rn NÓ“f, a designated team of six safety specialists,
led by Roger Lee, the director of corporate safety and quality, is fully
dedicated to implement a safety management system (SMS) that involves all staff
and identifies potential safety hazards and associated risks as well as
facilitating mitigating measures in a proactive manner.

As a Hong Kong Air Operator
Certificate holder, Metrojet has met the stringent “airline” standards required
of a commercial air operator.  Also, Metrojet has been certified as
complying with the standards and best practices set out by the International
Business Aviation Council (IBAC) – namely, International Standards of Business
Aircraft Operations (ISBAO). Metrojet has also developed its own safety
management system (SMS) and was the first business aviation organisation
gaining SMS certification in Asia in 2009. In
addition, Metrojet has conducted Asia-Pacific’s first business jet accident
emergency response exercise with the Hong Kong Airport Authority in September

“We are very proud to
receive this international safety award and it shows that our efforts to become
the Best Business Aviation Company in Asia are
recognized.  We have proactively developed a Safety Management System,
embracing a non-punitive safety culture for all employees in a mission to
optimize each employee’s understanding of the importance of safety. We believe
that continuous feedback is a vital component in enhancing the company’s safety
culture and we strive to maintain and elevate highest safety standards in the
business aviation industry.  We are enabling life’s journeys through
excellence and safety is paramount for our team and Metrojet’s business,” said
BjÓ§rn NÓ“f, chief executive of Metrojet.

Photograph: Roger Lee, director of corporate safety
and quality represented Metrojet to receive the award from William Voss,
president and chief executive, Flight Safety Foundation and Captain. Kevin
Hiatt, chief operating officer, Flight Safety Foundation.