Safety and Security
Pilots - Dream Flights International third party operators pilots undergo extensive annual training through FlightSafety(c), a highly prestigious, FAA-approved simulator-based training program. Additional in-house training is provided on a monthly basis to address updates on equipment and procedures within the aviation industry. They also attend mandatory in-house pilot meetings to review industry-wide and company-specific safety issues and regulatory changes, and to provide an open forum for discussing general issues such as customer feedback, etc.
Professional Ground Crew - Dream Flights third party operators mechanics are dedicated to working exclusively on aircraft. This affords their personnel a much better knowledge of each individual aircraft, which greatly increases aircraft availability. All of our third party operators' mechanics possess an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license that can only be obtained through extensive instruction at an accredited maintenance school.
Additionally, our third party operators Directors of Maintenance hold the coveted inspector Authorization (IA) license, authorizing him/her to perform major repairs and maintenance on our network of aircraft. The IA license requires annual re-certification by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Audit Information - In light of the recent transportation-related security concerns, Dream Flights' third party operators are acutely aware of the safety and concerns of our passengers. In an effort to maximize security, Dream Flights third party operators welcome evaluations by aviation-specific auditing companies to demonstrate our willingness to be better than just minimum requirements. Dream Flights third party operators have been evaluated by ARG/US and have received a Gold, Platinum or both classification review. Dream Flights third party operators have also passed the stringent and scrutinizing Wyvern Ltd. Charter operation audit which surpasses FAA requirements.
In our endeavor to exceed the standards required by the FAA, Dream Flights third party operators promote Continuing Education for all company personnel. Dream Flights third party operators’ mechanics attend manufacturer seminars and conventions in order to remain informed about state-of-the-art technology, products and services. Dispatchers are also encouraged to attend conventions and seminars sponsored by aviation organizations such as the National Business Aircraft Association and National Air Transportation Association, so they can keep abreast of the latest information regarding software, legal issues, and FBO's among other issues.