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July 5, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

Talon Air Flies High To Reach Platinum Designation By Aviation Research Group/US

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

FARMINGDALE, NY – Talon Air, Inc., a leader in luxury private air charter and management offering safety, convenience and unparalleled amenities, was recently awarded the Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US) Platinum rating through the group’s Charter Evaluation and Qualification system. Announced on June 12, 2008, this exceptional honor is the highest-level safety audit rating awarded within the private aviation industry and is widely recognized as the ultimate validation of excellence in operational practices and flight safety standards.

“We are exceedingly proud to announce that Talon Air is now rated Platinum by Aviation Research Group/US,” says Talon Air founder, owner and pilot Adam Katz. “This impressive evaluation only strengthens our dedication to guaranteeing clients the safest, most efficient and pleasurable luxury air travel experience.”

The ARG/US-administered rating focuses on three major criteria: historical safety ratings, current aircraft and pilot background checks. Following a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of each area, ARG/US awards a safety rating of Does Not Qualify (DNQ), Silver, Gold, Gold+ or Platinum to Part 135 operators that meet or exceed these criteria. To attain Gold+ or Platinum, an on-site safety audit is required. Platinum is the highest level of ARG/US safety ratings available. The ARG/US audit is a true process with systems safety audit administered by trained and experienced aviation auditing professionals to evaluate the operator against industry best practice standards. A Platinum rating requires a functioning Safety Management System, a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, and appropriate written standards, implementation, and records for all major aspects of Operations and Maintenance within a flight department or charter company.


Talon Air is a privately owned, on-demand, luxury air charter and management company that owns and operates a late-model fleet consisting of 19 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 19 aircraft with redesigned cabins and state-of-the art avionics. For additional information call 1-888-TALONAIR or visit

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