Captain’s Aviation Head of Safety

“Safety is one of the pillars of your VIP luxury experience with Captain’s Aviation. Our Safety Management System is second to none, and no detail is spared to ensure that our passengers have a safe and enjoyable experience. All of our team members abide by the same core principles and are aware of what we need to provide in each step of the reservation and flight experience. That, is one of the many reasons why we’re Jamaica’s #1 Charter Service.”

Safety

Our aircraft – the Bell 206 B3 Jet Ranger: a real all-around talent and our workhorse aircraft sets the industry standard for safety and reliability. Maintaining this highest safety standard, first and foremost, begins with our staff’s shared commitment across the organization. Focused on reliability, quality assurance, and quality control, our team incorporates best practices from both the Jamaica Defense Force and commercial airline carriers and applies them to private aviation. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind from the second you make a booking with us.

How safe are the aircraft?

The Bell 206 B3 JetRanger is one of the most recognizable helicopters in the world. Part of the Bell 206 family of two-bladed, single- and twin-engine helicopters, it was originally designed for the United States Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program. The JetRanger family of helicopters are some of the most popular turbine helicopters ever built due to their reliability and flexibility. They have been used for a range of purposes, including corporate, utility missions, and homeland security. The JetRanger has earned its fame for having the highest safety record among all single-engine helicopters, making it an industry standard. It’s also one of the most energy efficient and versatile helicopters today. For more information on the Bell 206B3 JetRanger, visit: http://www.bellflight.com.

What security measures do you use?

Each membership application requires passengers to provide us with detailed information that allows us to perform security checks on all of our clients and guests before their first flight. We additionally provide support and security checks prior to boarding. All passengers will be required to supply a valid government ID at check-in for their designated flight. We will verify the names and weights of all of our passengers, and additionally determine the dimensions and weights of their baggage to ensure that JCAA regulations are met. Pilots will make the final decisions in distributing weight equally for the safety of all of our members.

Captain’s Aviation reserves the right to prohibit any passengers from flying who are determined disruptive, unruly, intoxicated, or otherwise unfit to fly in the aircraft. Cigarette smoking, electronic cigarette smoking, and vaping are prohibited in all Captain’s Aviation helicopters.

What are some statistics on helicopter safety?

The majority of reported helicopter accidents involve helicopters that are piloting missions such as emergency medical services or training exercises. Less than 10% of helicopter incidents involve passenger helicopter operations.

When will Captain’s Aviation cancel flights?

Captain’s Aviation will only cancel flights when we believe that conducting the flight could put our passengers and pilots at harm. If we think that the flight might undergo high levels of turbulence, we would rather reschedule the flight than cause our passengers to have an uncomfortable flight.
Additionally, if there is a strong chance of storms or dangerous weather during any part of the flight that might preclude us from reaching our destination, we will reschedule the flight.