October 12th, 2021
Million Air Dallas receives FAA Acceptance of its Safety Management System
Addison, TX, October 12, 2021 – On September 20, 2021, Million Air Dallas, an early pioneer of luxury private jet travel and to date one of the largest Part 135 aircraft management companies and charter operators in Texas, received formal acceptance from the Federal Aviation Administration of Million Air Dallas’ Safety Management System (SMS). This achievement places Million Air Dallas among the estimated 1% of all U.S. Part 135 operators to have received FAA acceptance and recognition of full compliance, better known as “Active Conformance”, with the FAA’s Safety Management System Voluntary Program Standard (SMSVP). The FAA SMS Voluntary Program follows the same phased implementation, validation process, and rigid standard that’s required of the Part 121 commercial airline operators.
“I am proud of our team for their endless hours of work to see this achievement through from our initial SMSVP Workshop in early 2018 to Active Conformance today. This may be the end of demonstrating and testing our Safety Management System, but it is just the beginning of an evolution to the next level of safety for Million Air Dallas and the private jet transportation industry” stated Bob Schmidt, President and CEO of Million Air Dallas.
Don Rickerhauser, Vice President of Operations of Million Air Dallas stated “Million Air Dallas’ commitment to safety ensures the welfare of our passengers, crew, and ground support employees in every aspect of our operation. We always look beyond the standard procedures and protocol, always perform to the highest level of safety, and utilize the most sophisticated safety tools available to our industry. Completing the pathway to recognized Active Conformance status with the FAA SMSVP Standard is our way of ensuring that commitment.”
Mr. Schmidt offers his immense gratitude to his team for all their hard work in this achievement, and also thanks the North Texas Flight Standards District Office for their support and assistance through this project.
About Million Air Dallas
Million Air Dallas pioneered the concept of luxury FBO services in 1984. In addition to their FBO services, their aircraft management and charter services have connected clients with exceptional private jet transportation for their business and personal needs. With aircraft of all sizes under management, Million Air Dallas offers charter clients choices to suit any type of travel need, from light jets for regional travel, to large, long-range intercontinental jets. For jet aircraft buyers, their True 360 Jet Management program offers effortless jet ownership at every turn.
With thirty-seven years of experience, Million Air Dallas has built their reputation on exceeding expectations through unrivaled safety, elegance, and expertise. They apply these values every day and with everything they do in their business.
Cara M Tolentino
Director of Business Development
Million Air Dallas