Jet Linx voluntarily grounded its 120-aircraft fleet and paused operations on June 8 to hold an annual Safety Summit for the company's 560 employees. Now in its fifth year, the summit focuses on new safety practices and standards for the Omaha, Nebraska-based provider of jet card, aircraft management, and joint aircraft ownership services.
Under the theme, “Forward Together for a Safer Future,” this year’s summit focused on safety risk management, fatigue and critical human factors, and safety performance indicators. The event’s speakers included William B. Johnson, retired FAA chief scientific and technical adviser for human factors in aircraft maintenance systems; D Smith, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) aviation safety division manager; Roger Hood, DOT TSI senior air safety investigator; and Grey Aviation Services president and CEO Sharon Grey.
“Our safety summit continues to shine a spotlight on the significance of proactively advancing safety culture and the value of investing in collaborative educational efforts that will better inform our decision making and create the safest flight experience possible,” said Jet Linx president and CEO Jamie Walker. “Each and every member of our team plays a critical role in developing practices that further our standards and the standards of the industry.”