flyExclusive, the nation’s second largest private jet company, announced Byron Silkett-Irvine as Senior Director of Safety. In this role, he focuses on managing the safety-sensitive functions of the company’s business divisions.Read MoreRead More
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 8, 2022 — flyExclusive, the nation’s second largest private jet company, announced Byron Silkett-Irvine as Senior Director of Safety. In this role, he focuses on managing the safety-sensitive functions of the company’s business divisions.
Silkett-Irvine previously served as the Senior Manager, Regulatory Standards at Spirit Airlines. He brings more than 15 years of experience leading teams to meet operational, training and corporate goals. Prior to Spirit, he was a Director of Maintenance for the US Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
“Byron Silkett-Irvine is a true professional and having him join the flyExclusive family helps us continue providing superb private jet experiences to our customers,” said President and COO, Tommy Sowers. “Flight safety is our highest priority, and Byron’s expertise allows us to uphold and excel in secure travel for passengers and crew as our business grows.”
“I am honored to be part of the flyExclusive team and bring my experience to their world-class services,” said Silkett-Irvine. “The safety of both passengers and team members on every step of their journey is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I look forward to working with a team that holds this principle in such high regard.”
Safety is paramount to flyExclusive’s culture. Every flyExclusive pilot undergoes rigorous training and testing at state-of-the-art facilities operated by CAE Simuflite and FlightSafety International. Customers can trust flyExclusive jets are maintained to the highest standard, as the company operates fully vetted SMS technology and guarantees on-premises maintenance.
The company also proudly exceeds all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and operates an ARG/US Platinum Rated fleet of over 80 aircraft, each of which is routinely examined by aviation safety consultants. flyExclusive is among the select 5% of US operators that have both ARG/US Platinum and Wyvern Wingman certifications, achieved through annual independent audits.
These good standings affirm flyExclusive’s commitment to delivering high-quality aircraft safety and reliability.
flyExclusive is dedicated to continuing to grow its corporate family at its headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina, and across the country with over 750 employees. This announcement comes shortly after the recent onboarding of more than 100 new pilots who have joined the rapidly growing flight crew roster.
flyExclusive is a premiere Part 135 owner/operator of private jet experiences that surpass expectations for quality, convenience, and safety. From a world-class Jet Club to an unmatched private charter and fractional ownership opportunities, clients who fly with the company receive a curated experience that anticipates their needs for consistency, comfort, and style. As one of the world’s largest operators of Cessna Citation aircraft with a floating fleet of 85 light to heavy jets, flyExclusive offers access to a network of personalized private aviation with on-demand flights that can service a myriad of specialized trip needs. flyExclusive is headquartered in Kinston, North Carolina with services provided across North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and beyond. To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.