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JETSUITE JOINS AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUNDATION
Washington, DC, February 11, 2015 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that JetSuite of Irvine, California is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 105 other companies, JetSuite supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.
“Our membership furthers our dedication to maintain industry-leading safety practices,” said JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox. “We are pleased to support the ACSF in our commitment to maintaining a culture of safety, excellence and transparency and we are delighted to be among the first members of the ACSF’s ASAP. ”
JetSuite, with 19,000 hours of operations in 2014 is the 4th largest part 135 operator in the country. JetSuite also is the only light jet charter company in the world with in-flight, real-time satellite weather mapping, and safe taxi technology installed across its Wifi-equipped fleet of Phenom 100s and JetSuite Edition CJ3s. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2012, 2013 & 2014 Diamond Award of Excellence and the National Air Transportation Association’s 2012 & 2013 Five Star Award were bestowed upon JetSuite for the achievements of the company’s maintenance department.
“We welcome JetSuite into the foundation, and their commitment to safety as a core value for their company,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns.
The ACSF has developed the industry audit standard, an all-inclusive audit tailored for Part 135 and 91K operators that acts as a detailed gap analysis of an operator’s management practices. The audit program consists of a thorough review of an operator’s processes and procedures, regulatory compliance, and the operator’s implementation of and adherence to a safety management system (SMS).
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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: