Safety and Security

Experienced crew and pilots

All operators are required to employ full-time maintenance and flight operations management staff to oversee the selection and recurrent training of their pilots and maintenance personnel. This ensures highly qualified, professional, and experienced crew attending to your flight safety.

Best-in-class partners to ensure the highest safety and operational standards

All operators are required to employ full-time maintenance and flight operations management staff to oversee the selection and recurrent training of their pilots and maintenance personnel. This ensures highly qualified, professional, and experienced crew attending to your flight safety.

Safety Management

A focus on a safety driven culture, its accreditations and maintenance of safety programs, permits, licenses and certificates. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safety Management System (SMS)

  • Emergency Response Program (ERP)

  • Passenger safety policies and procedures

  • Quality Management System (QMS)

  • ISO / OHSAS Certificates

  • Continuous Improvement Program (Lean or Six Sigma)

  • Employee Safety Programs (Injury Prevention IIPP)

Passenger Flight Coverage

All flights promoted and arranged by Ascent are operated by our licenced air operators, who are approved by their local Civil Aviation Authorities to conduct commercial flight operations. We verify and ensure that you, your luggage and accompanying passengers are covered by the aircraft’s liability insurance.

Operations airworthiness

At all times, our partners maintain a valid Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by their Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to conduct commercial passenger flights. This also includes maintaining their aircraft in a continued airworthiness state as defined by the OEM and regulatory Approved Maintenance Program (AMP).

Reputable aircraft fleet

Ascent partners with air operators that fly on helicopters produced by leading helicopter manufacturers such as Airbus, Bell, Sikorsky, and Leonardo. Turbine engine aircraft are used to provide more power, and as a result, elevated levels of safety. All aircraft are maintained under a stringent continued airworthiness program defined by manufacturer and regulatory standards. Ascent selects only the helicopters in our partners’ dedicated fleet that provide the highest levels safety, reliability, and comfort for the required flights.