Argus has awarded Thrive Aviation its Platinum safety rating, following an on-site audit of the Las Vegas-based charter operator and jet card provider. The audit was an in-depth historical safety analysis of Thrive’s aircraft, pilots, and procedures, as well as a validation of its safety management system and emergency response plans.
“This is not just a stamp of approval in process, but a reflection of our team's hard work and commitment to a superior culture of safety before anything else,” said Thrive director of safety Brian Harlan.
The awarding of the safety rating comes as Thrive prepares to put its first ultra-long-range jet into service, a Gulfstream G600, as well as earning IS-BAO Stage I certification. Over the past two years, Thrive has also taken delivery of several Citation Longitude and Sovereign+ twinjets, adding to its fleet of XLS+, CJ3, and M2 aircraft.
"We've always been a safety-first organization, but with our rapid growth over the past few years, we knew that we needed to invest heavily in scaling that culture,” said Thrive co-founder Stuart Edenfield. “The recent audit by Argus and the resulting Platinum designation was a great validation of our team's ability to meet and maintain the highest safety standards in the industry.”