JET EDGE INTERNATIONAL JOINS ACSF ASAP PROGRAM
Alexandria, VA, December 23, 2013 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Jet Edge International, based in Scottsdale, Arizona has become the latest on-demand air charter operator to participate in the ACSF Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). They join six other charter operators that currently participate in the program.
“We’re extremely pleased that Jet Edge has joined the ASAP program,” said ACSF Chairman Jeff Baum. “This commitment will allow them to make a positive contribution in risk reduction, and join others in leading the way to improving the overall safety culture of the air charter industry.”
“I would like to personally thank the FAA Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office, AFS 280, and the ACSF for their teamwork and support. The partnership between Jet Edge and the ACSF facilitated the opening of the Western Pacific Region to the first charter operator ASAP Program” said Jet Edge Director of Safety Ben Walsh. “I believe this program will provide Jet Edge and others with critical safety feedback that would have otherwise gone unreported. Most importantly, it will enhance the safety of our stakeholders, including passengers and crews, by creating a more robust safety management system.”
“Joining this important program affirms our commitment to continuously enhance our company safety culture and the quality of our operation,” said Jet Edge International President Bill Papariella. “This is a win-win scenario for our employees, customers and the charter industry.”
ASAP is a reporting program that allows employees of participating air carriers and repair station certificate holders to identify and report safety issues to management and to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for resolution, without fear that the FAA will use reports accepted under the program to take legal enforcement action against them, or that companies will use such information to take disciplinary action.
The goal of the ACSF ASAP program is to expand to other FAA regions, and to encourage charter operators that lack the resources to establish their own ASAP program to participate and benefit from this valuable safety tool.
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“The vision of the ACSF is to enable on-demand charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry. This goal will be achieved through:
- Promotion of risk management programs,
- The adoption of one common industry audit standard,
- Dissemination of safety information and,
- Creation of additional programs that advance the goals of the foundation.”
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