Recognized for Safety
PlaneSense, Inc.’s commitment to safety is further demonstrated through its participation in voluntary external safety audits. Successful completion of these audits affirms its positive safety culture, alignment with industry best-practices, and a commitment to continuous improvement. In 2020, the company’s operations were recognized with an ARGUS Platinum rating and it is an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registered company.
PlaneSense, Inc. manages the world’s largest commercial fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and one of the largest fleets of Pilatus PC-24 jets. This means that PlaneSense, Inc. has more operational experience with these aircraft than any other operator.
Highly Trained Pilots
PlaneSense® pilots are recognized in the industry for their extensive training and expertise. Unlike some private flight providers, PlaneSense® pilots are staff of the company, not a third-party vendor. All training is overseen by PlaneSense, Inc. so the quality of training is consistent and thorough. All pilots in the program attend ground school training prior to flying clients. This includes instruction with MissionFit™, a simulator training device developed by PlaneSense, Inc. with FlightSafety International. Pilots then take part in full-motion simulator training at FlightSafety International’s facility in Dallas, Texas. Pilots take part in annual recurrent training throughout their tenure with the program.
Expertly Maintained Aircraft
Atlas Aircraft Center, Inc. is a sister company of PlaneSense, Inc. and oversees all maintenance of the PlaneSense® fleet. Maintenance Technicians attend Pilatus, Williams, and Pratt & Whitney factory schools, and also follow a rigorous in-house training program. The maintenance team averages 2,263 training hours each year. This focus allows technicians to have the highest level of expertise in the Pilatus aircraft. Atlas Aircraft Center, Inc. has received the FAA Diamond Award for Excellence every year since 2002. Atlas also received the Avionics Training Excellence Award from the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), a recognition it has received annually for many years.
Safety During COVID-19
Now more than ever, the health and safety of PlaneSense® clients and crews takes on a higher urgency. At the onset of the pandemic in 2020, PlaneSense, Inc. immediately placed critical focus on protocols to protect the well-being of clients and staff. Through consultation with an epidemiologist from Johns Hopkins Medical Center, PlaneSense® has launched many initiatives to assist in the prevention of illness while traveling with the PlaneSense® fleet.