SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2014 – STA Jets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., has achieved authorization for Worldwide Charter Operations from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
The authorization was granted following completion of an FAA audit of the company’s international operations procedures and a North Atlantic Validation Flight with the FAA on Nov. 21, 2013. Under the authorization, STA Jets currently has four aircraft capable of operating across the Atlantic and throughout Europe. Those aircraft include three Bombardier Challengers and one Gulfstream G-IV.
“We are very excited to be able to offer service outside North America through the STA Jets fleet,” said STA Jets CEO Kurt Belcher. “The authorization from the FAA opens major doors for us as a first-class private jet charter provider and for our customers looking for the topnotch level of services we provide.”
STA Jets operates fleets out of three Southern California airports. Its new operation at Palm Springs International Airport includes a Challenger 601-3R, Citation Bravo, Pilatus PC-12 NG and Premier 1A. From its headquarters base at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, it operates two Challenger 601-3As, a Gulfstream G-IV, a Nextant 400XT, a King Air 200 and a Pilatus PC-12. Operating out of the Van Nuys Airport is a Pilatus PC-12. In addition, the firm maintains an extensive affiliate fleet at various locations around the country with a wide range of choices for light, mid-size and heavy aircraft from Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Dessault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker and Lear to accommodate specific travel plans and itineraries.
STA Jets offers a unique set of private jet resources, including full-service charters and trip support worldwide with an available membership program; aircraft management (Part 91 and Part 135); aircraft sales and acquisitions, including fractional ownership and non-equity share programs; and aircraft support including financial management, maintenance and crew selection. As part of its private charter services, STA Jets offers specialized resources for events, tours and road shows that require tight adherence to schedules, a high level of client service and a demonstrated commitment to safety.
To learn more about STA Jets programs and services, including charter reservations, visit www.stajets.com.
About STA Jets
STA Jets specializes in offering a unique combination of executive charters, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions. With a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior flight crews, it provides a travel experience above and beyond the rest as well as complete aircraft management services, all backed by topflight customer support. Headquartered at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, the company also has fleet operations based at the Palm Springs (PSP) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports. www.stajets.com