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Miami Air International Leads the Industry While Advancing to Final Level of FAA Safety Management System Implementation. How important is this designation and what does it mean for charter travel?

by Karen 29. May 2013

SMS Implementation

Safety Management System (SMS) refers to an FAA pilot program that takes a systematic business approach to managing safety and achieving acceptable levels of safety risk. The approach is not only becoming the standard model for aviation safety. It is being used in other areas such as quality, occupational health and security. SMS examines the following four main components.

  1. Policy: Solidifies senior management's commitment to safety through clearly defined methods, processes and organizational structure.
  2. Risk Management: Assesses the need for or adequacy of risk controls.
  3. Safety Assurance: Reviews and evaluates established risk control strategies and identifies new risks.
  4. Safety Promotion: Includes tangible methods of creating a positive safety culture, including training and communication, across all levels of employees.

SMS is globally recognized for its effectiveness by organizations including the Joint Planning and Development Office, International Civil Aviation Organization and civil aviation authorities. 

Miami Air's Designation

How did Miami Air do with their SMS implementation? Out of the 90 participants in the program, we were one of only six airlines to reach level four of implementation. Plus, we were the first carrier in the charter airline industry to reach the top tier designation. Miami air achieved level four through an effective overall safety orientation and commitment, displaying top level safety planning and organization strategies, and meeting and exceeding those strategies for reactive, proactive and predictive safety processes. In the words of Miami Air CEO Jim Proia, we are "gratified by the phenomenal teamwork and commitment of all our employees to maintain the highest level of vigilance and focus on safety." 

Miami Air realizes that aviation safety is not stagnant. It's about continually striving to be better. SMS implementation lays the foundation for continuous safety improvement. The framework requires an organization to routinely examine its operations and the decisions around those operations, creating a safety culture throughout the company. Our clients can fly with Miami Air in confidence, knowing every precaution has been taken to ensure a safe trip. Contact us to book your group's next charter flight.


Miami Air International Makes Arranging Group Travel a Breeze

by Karen 21. May 2013

Are you in the process of planning a multi-night, multi-city trip for an upscale group? If so, you may want to consider utilizing a time-tested, charter airline like Miami Air International. The Diamond Award of Excellence winning airline makes arranging group travel a breeze. Here’s how:

For starters, because Miami Air International is a charter airline, you’ll have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to scheduling issues. For example, you can select arrival and departure times as well as pick-up and drop-off locations. Your group will also be able to take advantage of fast, courteous, plane side security screening.

Furthermore, the airline also provides quote responses within 24-hours, online access to departure forms and flight tracking capabilities. As a result, you won’t have to waste time hunting down the crucial information needed to make your clients’ group travel experience pleasurable. You’ll also be able to take comfort in knowing that your group’s advance payment goes into an escrow account and service is guaranteed.  

In addition, Miami Air International does not charge for passenger list changes or per-piece baggage fees. Thus, you won’t have to worry about absorbing extra costs if the group leader wants to make last minute changes. Your group will also be able to utilize the aircraft’s entire cargo hold for their luggage. Therefore, you won’t have to hold each passenger to strict baggage size limits either.

Want to be able to offer your group travel clients customized seating configurations, in-flight entertainment and top-of-the-line catering services? Miami Air International can provide all of that as well. The airline’s private fleet of 737 Boeing aircrafts is ideal for direct air or on-demand charters. The 737-800s can accommodate a total of 172 passengers and stay in-flight for 6-hours. The 737-400s, on the other hand, are capable of accommodating 68 passengers and flying non-stop for 5-hours. During refueling and multi-stop situations, your clients may remain on the aircraft. Thus, you won’t have to worry about losing track of a client during brief layovers.

Want more information on how Miami Air International can make your next group travel planning experience a breeze? Contact us online or by calling 1-877-5-FLYMAI.

Get out of the corporate rut with early summer charter flights to Jackson Hole

by Karen 2. May 2013

There’s no place like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for corporate getaways, conferences, or just recharging the batteries. As the winter cobwebs dissipate and the snow melts from the breathtaking Wyoming mountain landscapes, Jackson Hole offers an unequaled venue for conferences, outdoor activities and side trips to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.

In planning your upcoming early summer getaway, you should seriously consider corporate charter flights

Here are some very good reasons:

  • One reservation covers everyone. Busy executives and managers typically delegate making commercial travel arrangements to their support staff. One reservation requires either a phone call or a web search that results in a maddening array of options involving costs, takeoff times, connections and return travel, which may or may not be on the same carrier. All that aggravation and duplication of effort goes away with a single charter flight arrangement.
  • Next stop: Jackson Hole.  That next stop is really your only stop, even if your flight originates from somewhere that normally requires commercial connections to a major flight hub.
  • On board service is far above commercial standards. Just as Jackson Hole offers a wide variety of great conferencing services, your charter flight can be tailored to your travelers’ preferences.  Seating, catered meals and inclusion of you corporate logo on napkins and seat backs all add a VIP touch that promotes just the bonding and team spirit that motivated the journey to Jackson Hole in the first place.
  • Relaxation and worry-free logistics lower stress and work for everyone. Your travelers’ charter flight experience begins with bypassing the usual hassles of the ticket counter, luggage check-in charges and long lines at security. You have the flexibility of last-minute changes or additions to the passenger manifest without the re-ticketing fees. Likewise, do not look for extra luggage charges. The entire luggage hold of the aircraft is dedicated to your charter.
  • One reservation means no travel reimbursement claims processing. When the trip is finished and your travelers return sundrenched and recharged from their Jackson Hole experience, your finance people can likewise relax. There are no meal, transportation and ticketing advances or claims to deal with.  You are a hero and are basking in the glow of your wise choice: a charter flight.

Whether you need a charter flight to Jackson Hole or the LA Basin, contact us.  Our modern Boeing jets are at your service.