PrivateFly Safety Standards

Safety is of paramount concern when chartering a private jet for any trip, which is why PrivateFly adheres to the highest safety standards and accreditation in the business aviation sphere.

With our recent ARGUS certification renewal, which highlights the industry’s leading best safety practices, we thought it would be a good idea to delve deeper into the overall safety practices we adhere to at PrivateFly.

From Argus to Wyvern, we break it down:


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 undergoes a thorough review of our data, documentation and practices – every year.

You also might have heard Argus ratings in connection with operator ratings, which is separate from the broker program. Operators can achieve different levels of ARGUS ratings in accordance with their adherence to safety protocol and aircraft maintenance. PrivateFly is careful to consistently use only the top tier ARGUS-rated operators for our network of aircraft available for charter.


As a Wyvern Broker, we ensure that each flight we book meets the trip requirements established by Wyvern in The Wingman Standard manual. This is an industry-leading safety standard that far exceeds the minimum regulatory requirements for air charter.Wyvern-broker-logo

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.

Part 135 Aircraft Operators

At PrivateFly, we only provide charter on Part 135 aircraft in the USA, to ensure our passengers receive 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. This means that our service can truly operate “on demand” for clients.


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

PrivateFly’s Internal Commitment to Safety

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 using accredited operators and crew who have undergone our ongoing due diligence process.

Other Best Business Practices

In addition to our strict safety standards, PrivateFly is also a member of various organizations that foster best business practices overall: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Great Place to Work, The Air Charter Association (BACA), Better Business Bureau, just to name a few.

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PrivateFly is proud to maintain a high level of customer service, best broker practices in the private aviation space, and serve our clients to the fullest degree.

For any questions regarding our safety standards or private jet charter pricing, please contact us online or call us at (866) 726-1222.

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