Planet 9 scoops ARGUS Platinum and IS-BAO Stage One status
Planet 9 Private Air, the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company is celebrating this week on the back of earning the highest-ranked ARGUS Platinum safety certification. Independently awarded, ARGUS ratings are globally recognized as the most accurate and detailed third-party due diligence system for Part 135 charter operators, buyers and passengers throughout the world.
Planet 9 also achieved IS-BAO Stage One (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) last month, satisfying IBAC that it is delivering high operational standards in all aspects of its business.
Planet 9, just over a year old, has now achieved three safety ratings, obtaining Wyvern Wingman status, under its onsite flight leader program, coinciding with the NBAA-BACE Show last year. Wyvern is a renowned benchmark for aviation safety, recognising commitment to best practice and the highest level of safety protocol.
Matt Walker, Co-Founder of Planet 9 said: “We are very pleased to be adding to our accreditations with ARGUS Platinum status and IS-BAO Stage 1 rating.”
“These are very important recognitions, giving confidence to our charter brokers and passengers. Our business jets are based in the USA, positioned out of Van Nuys, CA and New York’s Teterboro Airport, but we are regularly back and forth to Europe, Russia and the Middle East,” Walker added.
Planet 9 operates five Dassault Falcon 7Xs, plus a Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 5000 available for third party charter for private owners through its management division. It flies corporations, family offices and UHNWIs from the West and East Coasts of the USA to destinations including Europe, Russia and the Middle East.