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May 28, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

Talon Air Awarded ‘Best In Flight Standards’ By ARG/US

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

FARMINGDALE, NY – Talon Air, Inc., a leader in luxury private air charter and management offering safety, convenience and unparalleled amenities, has been awarded “best in flight standards” by the 2007 ARG/US Safety Audit Report. The announcement was first made on January 25, 2008.

“The business jet charter companies highlighted in the 2007 ARG/US report equal true excellence,” explains Talon Air founder, owner and active pilot Adam Katz. “Since our inception in 2001, our number one concern is the safety of our passengers. Therefore, we are honored and proud to be ranked among the best in business aviation safety.”

Talon Air flights are controlled, checked and monitored through an elaborate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual, which ARG/US ranks “outstanding, far exceeds that of other operators of similar size.” The report goes on to praise, “Guidance is appropriate, targeted and clearly defined. Talon Air has clearly defined and documented guidance regarding automation and checklist philosophies. A detailed, documented risk assessment process is required prior to the release of all trips conducted. Additionally, a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) risk assessment is accomplished. Guidance to crew members regarding Terrain Clearance Avoidance System (TCAS) and Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) warnings is excellent and clearly defined. The Safety Manual contains a standards program which requests that each pilot receive an annual line evaluation to determine compliance with established company policies and determining the effectiveness of the training program and provide feedback for identified deficiencies for corrective action.”

ARG/US performed more than 116 on-site safety audits of business jet charter providers in 2007, and these operators were evaluated against the published ARG/US Platinum Standard. This standard covers 24 focal areas of operations and maintenance for an operation. ARG/US auditors looked for clear and effective written policies and procedures, knowledgeable and trained personnel, and organized records showing that these policies and procedures are active. Each ARG/US auditor is qualified, experienced, professionally trained as an aviation auditor, and complies with mandatory ongoing training requirements. The ARG/US standards that guide the annual report represent the Charter Industry’s Best Practices.


Talon Air is a privately owned, on-demand, luxury air charter and management company that owns and operates a late-model fleet consisting of 18 aircraft (each at the average age of 2 years), and offers unparalleled consistency in tail numbers and full-time pilots. With as little as an hour’s notice, clients can travel to any destination around the world in luxurious comfort with the security that they are flying with the leading award-winning crew in air safety. Talon Air is and will continue to be the most luxurious private air charter in the world, guaranteeing the safest, most efficient, cost-effective and pleasurable travel experience.

Talon Air is based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale , New York and operates 18 aircraft with redesigned cabins and state-of-the art avionics. For additional information call 1-888-TALONAIR or visit

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