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A newly merged Northern Jet Management and SpeedBird expand the Midwest’s largest and most trusted provider in private jet services. The combined company will be known as Northern Jet, with a refreshed brand and website coming soon!

With access to 37 aircraft, including Cessna Citation CJ3s, Learjet 40/45/70/75s, Cessna Citation Xs, Gulfstream G150s, and Challenger 300/604/605, and a team of 209 total employees, including 98 pilots, including the ones you’ve grown to know and respect, Northern Jet Management will continue to provide the absolute best in luxury private air travel for clients, all while being an award-winning leader in the industry. Learn More

Safety & Maintenance

Experience the Northern Jet Standard of Safety

A culture of safety guiding everything we do.

We believe that people are priceless, which is why ensuring our clients enjoy the safest flying experience from takeoff to touchdown is not only our number one priority but our passion. Our culture of safety empowers each team member to lead with accountability, consistency, and initiative while following rigorous safety systems and guidelines. The result is a pristine track record recognized by the industry’s leading safety organizations.


Everything we do is centered on the safety of our employees and clients.

The safest private air travel experience. Every time.

  • From maintenance to scheduling to flight crew training, we analyze every aspect of travel for potential risk. In the case that we find it, we take every feasible step to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level.
  • Northern Jet Management employees are empowered to continuously improve and condition our operations for the highest levels of safety.
  • We’ve partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration to fully implement our comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Our team rigorously performs recurring internal audits and evaluation of processes, procedures, activities, products, and services over 46 operational areas.
  • We maintain the highest levels of industry best practices (ARGUS Platinum and ACSF Registered) that are audited by accredited safety organizations ARGUS International, Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), and WheelsUp.
  • We comply fully with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 and Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations.
  • We only hire FAA-Licensed mechanics.

Extensive Flight Crew and Staff Training

  • Flight Crews are FAA PIC type-rated in each aircraft they fly.
  • Crews receive recurrent flight training at FlightSafety® International or CAE.
  • Flight Crews perform safety risk assessments prior to each flight leg.
  • Certified senior pilots, referred to as Check Airmen, serve as in-house experts who provide support to pilots and consult with management on daily operational situations, requirements, and regulations.
  • Our Line team is trained internally through the National Air Transportation Safety First Training Program.

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No problems, only solutions.

Comprehensive Maintenance

Your enjoyment and satisfaction as an aircraft owner is tied directly to reliability. You can be certain that with our skilled, certified technicians, each aircraft managed by Northern Jet Management is meticulously cared for.

  • Northern Jet Management ensures that all scheduled inspections and repairs are performed as needed.
  • Our company only hires highly skilled FAA-certified mechanics.
  • All Line Personnel are certified and trained recurrently with National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Safety 1st training program.

Safety Affiliations

Some organizations Northern Jet belongs to include:


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