RONKONKOMA, NY, Feb. 10, 2015 – In its continuous effort to exceed industry safety standards, ExcelAire, one of the nation’s leading private jet charter firms, announced today that it has received ARG/US Platinum status for the second year in a row.  This comes in addition to ExcelAire’s status as a Wyvern Wingman Operator, having successfully passed the Wingman Standard Audit as well.  ExcelAire is also designated as an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage II operator - one of only a select number of operators with this designation.

ARG/US Platinum status is awarded only to those private jet operators who meet the industry’s highest standards and have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices for operations and maintenance.   The ARG/US Platinum and IS-BAO audits were conducted by ARGUS PROS.  In addition to the Platinum rating by ARG/US, ExcelAire has taken the necessary steps to go above and beyond the requirements for aircraft safety and maintenance and achieve Wyvern Wingman status for the 15th consecutive year. This places them in an elite group who maintain transparent safety data in the online database and successfully pass a rigorous Wingman Standard Audit every two years.

“At ExcelAire, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and excellence,” said Bob Sherry, President, ExcelAire.  “Our customers have the added assurance of the ARG/US Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and IS-BAO independent third party audits, further validating our high levels of excellence in operations, maintenance and safety.

A Hawthorne Global Aviation Services company, ExcelAire is one of the nation’s leading private jet charter firms, specializing in worldwide jet charters, aircraft management, maintenance and sales.  The company maintains office and hangar space at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) and White Plains (HPN), with aircraft based throughout the Northeast and Midwest available for worldwide charter.  Further information about the ExcelAire fleet, including photos and individual aircraft specifications, is available at www.excelaire.com, or by calling 631-737-0477.

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne is a premier provider of general aviation services, including first class FBO services, tailored charter solutions, turnkey aircraft management and FAA approved aircraft maintenance.  Hawthorne operates five premiere Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) located at: MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County Airport  in Atlanta, GA (KRYY); Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK); Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, LA (KNEW) and Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI (KEAU).  For more information, please visit www.hawthorne.aero.  

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications for ExcelAire