Tavaero Jet Charter Attends 69th Annual BASS Conference 2024

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Tavaero Jet Charter Co-Owner Marcela White to Serve on Panel Addressing Importance of Safety and Operational Resilience at 69th Annual Business Aviation Safety Summit

Conference will be held April 30 through May 1 at Austin Marriot Downtown


HOUSTON, Texas (April 15, 2024) – Marcela White, co-owner of Tavaero Jet Charter Corp. (Tavaero), has been invited to serve on the executive panel “Operational Resiliency From Flight Level 400” at the 69th Annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS). BASS 2024 is produced by Flight Safety Foundation in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The Summit will be held April 30 and May 1 at the Austin Marriot Downtown located at 304 E Cesar Chavez Street in Austin, Texas.  


Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president and chief executive officer of Flight Safety Foundation, will moderate this panel that will take place from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on April 30. White and her fellow panelists will address the importance of fostering safe and sustainable pathways in areas such as safety culture and leadership, mental health and well-being, risk mitigation, and resilient infrastructure. Serving with White as panelists are John Kuchta, vice president of enterprise risk management and chief security officer at Embraer, and Richard Meikle, executive vice president of operations and safety at Flight Safety International.


“I am honored to have been chosen as a panelist for this year’s Business Aviation Safety Summit. At Tavaero, safety is our highest priority. Each and every one of our team members plays a vital role in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of our aircraft to transport our clients to and from their destinations. Tavaero has an unblemished safety record, and we intend to keep it that way,” White commented.


Safety is embedded into the culture at Tavaero. The company holds the highly-coveted Wyvern Flight Leader Certification that assures its processes, pilots, and maintenance standards far exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as several other certificates, trainings, and memberships. For more information about Tavaero’s safety and maintenance policies, please visit https://www.tavaero.com/aircraft-safety-maintenance.


About Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA


Founded in 1945, the Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, international, and impartial non-profit that exists to champion the cause of aviation safety.


The NBAA, which was founded in 1947 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive, and successful. Tavaero, which is headquartered in Houston, has been a member of the NBAA since 2004.


About Marcela White


White has more than 35 years of aviation industry experience. In addition to co-owning Tavaero, she is a licensed pilot and certified cabin attendant. White regularly serves as a guest speaker and reliable source for media on aviation and entrepreneurship topics. She is a longtime member of the NBAA and several other industry and professional associations.


White was recently named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2023” by Houston Woman Magazine. The digital version of the 50 Women of Influence 2024 Keepsake Issue can be found here.


About Tavaero Jet Charter


Headquartered in Houston, Tavaero Jet Charter Corp. was founded in 1995 by Thomas A. Vaughn. Vaughn launched Tavaero with one Learjet 25 airplane and a vision of offering first rate equipment and providing exceptional client service. He then expanded the Tavaero fleet to include a Learjet and a Westwind. Renato Venturini and Marcela White acquired Tavaero Jet Charter in 1999 and expanded the company’s services.


Tavaero specializes in providing private jet charter services as well as aircraft management services for owners who want to improve the return on their investment by keeping their airplanes flying. The Tavaero charter fleet includes three Hawker 800s, two Challenger 604s, a Falcon 900, a Citation III, a Citation Ultra, Citation M2, and a Learjet 60. Through its international and domestic network of strategic partners, Tavaero has access to an extensive selection of aircraft to meet its clients’ needs. The company also provides aircraft sales and acquisition services.


Tavaero has fostered a workplace culture that is committed to teamwork, safety, and superior customer service. The company employs an experienced team of pilots, cabin attendants, administrative staff, and maintenance technicians who support thousands of domestic and international flights each year.