evoJets Internal Quality Standard (IQS)
There are many aircraft certified by the FAA for private charter operations. Obtaining the proper license is important and outlined below. Yet while many of the planes and operators certified by the FAA are both airworthy and trustworthy, evoJets employs further measures to evaluate aircraft.
evoJets introduced its Internal Quality Standard (IQS) to add an additional layer of safety and quality assurance for clients. Through years of experience in the charter market, and with evolving knowledge of the aircraft and operators in play, evoJets created the IQS as a best-in-class private aviation evaluation system.
The IQS considers the following factors:
• Operator Rating on ARGUS (N/A, Gold, Gold+, Platinum)
• Operator Rating on Wyvern (N/A, Registered, PASS, Wingman)
• # Successful flights completed for evoJets (fleet)
• # Successful flights completed for evoJets (aircraft)
• # Years with current Part 135 Certificate
• # Aircraft in operator fleet
• Pilot situational experience (mountain airports, international routes, etc)
• Insurance carried by the aircraft
• Aircraft age
• Internal refurbishments (year done, type, etc)
Click here for a complete overview of the IQS.
What certifications are required to operate private charter flights?
To operate private charter flights, an aircraft must obtain an FAA Part 135 certificate. Part 135 is the FAA classification for commuter and on-demand air carrier operations. The initial requirements to obtain a Part 135 certificate are comprehensive.
Here is a brief outline of what must be submitted to the FAA:
• Formal application with Letter of Compliance
• General Operations Manual (varies by applicant)
• General Maintenance Manual (varies by applicant)
• De-Ice Program & Training confirmation
• Part 135 Training Program
• Pilot Resume(s) with total pilot hours
• Pilot Medical Certificate
• Corporation papers
• Hazmat Procedure & Training Manual
• Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program
• Minimum Equipment List
• Flight & Duty Records
• Pilot Training and Checking
• Aircraft Conformity Inspection
• Aircraft Proving Runs
• Operations Specifications (OpsSpecs)
Third-Party Safety Ratings
The FAA simply does not have the resources to continually evaluate the aircraft, crew, and operators certified for Part 135 charter flights. This shortfall gave way to third-party organizations that specialize in rating aircraft used for charter operations.
evoJets is registered with the two largest third-party safety organizations available in the on-demand charter market, ARG/US and Wyvern. While maintaining ratings on these systems demonstrates a commitment to safety, the ratings themselves are only a small part of the overall safety and quality picture of an aircraft and operator.