ACSF Safety Symposium 2016

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Register now for the 2016 Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium at the NTSB Training Center in Dulles, VA. The event takes place March 8-9, 2016. Don’t miss out!

The event will explore Safety as A Smart Investment for a Rich Future:

  • Maximizing Safety Bang for the Buck–Lessons Learned from NASA

Charlie Justiz, Ph.D., Managing Director, JFA Inc.

  • Standardization–Why Bother?

Dann Runik, Executive Director, Advanced Training Programs, FlightSafety International

  • System Safety

Curt Lewis, President, Curt Lewis & Associates

  • Reducing Risk

Chairman Chris Hart, NTSB Board Member

  • Safety Metrics

Troy Smith, Special Agent, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • And Much More

Call Bryan Burns at (202) 774-1515.

Onsite registration is available.

Registration Includes

Admittance to the ACSF Symposium both days, all scheduled group meals, breaks, and social functions, and transportation to and from hotel to symposium events.

Member Fee: $625

Nonmember Fee: $795

Online registration requires immediate payment by credit card.

Substitutions are permitted at any time.

Visit www.acsf.aero/symposium for more information and to register online today!

ADVANCED AIR ADDED TO ACSF

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ADVANCED AIR ADDED TO ACSF INDUSTRY AUDIT STANDARD REGISTRY; SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THREE-IN-ONE AUDIT

Washington, DC, March 4, 2015 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Advanced Air, LLC, headquartered in Hawthorne, CA has been added to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

“We are pleased to add Advanced Air to the IAS Registry,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We also congratulate them as the first operator to successfully complete a combined audit of the IAS, ARGUS Platinum and IS-BAO.”

“Advanced Air is proud to be a part of the Air Charter Safety Foundation Registry,” said Advance Air President Levi Stockton. “The experience of having undergone the ACSF audit process left us with a much stronger, cohesive, and safe operation.”

Advanced Air is committed to providing the highest quality of service, with the strongest commitments to safety and customer service.

The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.

Customers should look for the ACSF IAS registered logo and encourage their preferred charter provider to participate in the program. The ACSF makes its operator registry and key company details available at no charge, so verification of IAS registration is quick and easy. Charter consumers can view the registry at www.acsf.aero/registry.

“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.”

WORLDWIDE JET CHARTER ADDED TO ACSF

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WORLDWIDE JET CHARTER ADDED TO ACSF INDUSTRY
AUDIT STANDARD REGISTRY

Washington, DC, cialis  February 24, 2015 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona has been added to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

“By successfully completing the IAS, Worldwide Jet Charter has demonstrated their commitment to high standards,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We congratulate them on this achievement.”

“We embrace the highest possible standards when it comes to convenience, luxury, safety and security,” said Worldwide Jet Charter President & Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Kaufman. “We would strongly recommend the adoption of this standard to any organization looking for continuous improvement and the ability to keep safety as its number one priority.”

Worldwide Jet Charter is a unique private jet charter company that has built a reputation for safety, luxury, customer service, integrity and professional discretion.

The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.

Customers should look for the ACSF IAS registered logo and encourage their preferred charter provider to participate in the program. The ACSF makes its operator registry and key company details available at no charge, so verification of IAS registration is quick and easy. Charter consumers can view the registry at www.acsf.aero/registry.

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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.”

JETSUITE JOINS AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUNDATION

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Bryan Burns
President
888-723-3135
bburns@acsf.aero

 

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).

For further information, go to www.acsf.aero or www.jetsuite.com.

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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.”

 

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE RENEWS ACSF SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

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Bryan Burns
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888-723-3135
bburns@acsf.aero

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE RENEWS ACSF SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP 

Alexandria, VA,  March 27, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to recognize Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for its continued sustaining membership. The company has shown its commitment to the foundation’s vision of enhancing and improving safety through its generous financial support.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. The company employs more than 14,000 people at 12 major locations.

“Gulfstream is excited to continue to partner with the Air Charter Safety Foundation as a sustaining member, to further the mission and vision of the foundation,” said Gulfstream Aviation Safety Officer Tom Huff. “As a business aircraft manufacturer and world-wide service provider, it made perfect sense to continue as a sustaining member to further safety of air charter and fractional ownership flight operations.”

“The continued and generous support of Gulfstream enables the foundation to carry out its mission,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns. “We are extremely pleased that they share our vision to achieve the highest levels of safety in the industry.”

For further information, go to www.acsf.aero.

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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.”

ACSF ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER – Thomas Miller

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ACSF ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER 

Alexandria, VA,  March 19, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the selection of Thomas Miller, Director of Operations and Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Gama Charters, Inc. to the ACSF Board of Governors.

Mr. Miller holds undergraduate degrees in both mechanical engineering and air transportation management, and a Juris Doctor degree. He is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, the Federal Court system, and the District of Columbia. Prior to working with Gama, Miller practiced business and aviation law while concurrently working as a Learjet pilot. He has been employed as a pilot by Gama Charters since 1985. He was promoted to chief pilot in 1992, and to director of operations in 1996.

Mr. Miller was instrumental in the ISO 9001-2008, ACSF, FAA SMS pilot program, and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registrations for the company. He is both a fixed- and rotor-wing qualified pilot, and has more than 11,000 hours as pilot-in-command in Learjet, Westwind, Citation, Gulfstream, BAC 111 and DC-9 aircraft, and numerous turbine-powered helicopters.

“I am honored to be appointed to the ACSF Board of Governors,” said Miller.  “Gama Charters is proud to be one of the high-quality operators that strive to enhance our level of safety through the accomplishment of the ACSF audit process, the most comprehensive in our industry.”

“Tom’s knowledge, experience and leadership in the aviation industry will help support and sustain the foundation’s ongoing and future safety activities,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns.

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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.”

 

ACSF and ARGUS International Collaborate to Offer Two Results with One Combined Audit

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ACSF and ARGUS International Collaborate to Offer Two Results with One Combined Audit 

Alexandria, VA,  March 4, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and ARGUS International, Inc. have been working together to offer the charter and fractional ownership industry a single audit combining both the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) and the ARGUS Platinum Standard. Both the ACSF and ARGUS are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement in principle.

In the near future, ARGUS will offer an Industry Audit Standard (IAS) module as an add-on to its proprietary Platinum Audit Standard. The IAS module will contain operational requirements that have been extracted from best practices used by the FAR Part 121 community and have applicability to the Parts 135 and 91K marketplace. Operators that successfully complete the audit performed against the Platinum standard, including the IAS module, will receive the ARGUS Platinum rating and be added to the ACSF registry.

Both ACSF and ARGUS believe this will be a win-win relationship for the Charter and Fractional operators as they work together to reduce operational risk and redundant workload associated with multiple audits. The two standards will mesh well together as the ARGUS Platinum standard has become the most recognized symbol of an operator’s overall quality to charter buyers around the world, and the IAS is focused on operational and maintenance initiatives that are applied and refined in an effort to assist the commercial business aviation marketplace in achieving safety metrics found in the U.S. Air Carrier marketplace.

ACSF Chairman Jeff Baum said, “The Air Charter Safety Foundation IAS recognized that the scheduled airline community, in part through the use of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and FAR Part 121, has demonstrated the best safety record in the aviation industry. ACSF Accreditation recognizes a Part 135 operator or Fractional Manager that is utilizing many policies and procedures common to their Part 121 counterparts to further enhance their overall Safety Management System.”

“It is through a cooperative effort and shared mission of safety, that the Air Charter Safety Foundation and ARGUS have been able to bring this program to the marketplace through a single on-site audit event, thereby accomplishing an objective core to the mission statement of the ACSF,” noted Baum.

“ARGUS Platinum has for years now, represented the most sought after rating by charter consumers around the world,” said Joe Moeggenberg, President and CEO of ARGUS. “Yet we recognize that some operators require or desire compliance with other standards, yet dread the thought of the time and money associated with multiple audit events. ARGUS is very pleased to cooperate with the ACSF on their Industry Audit Standard (IAS) initiative, and happy to once again uniquely offer the marketplace the ability to perform one audit event with an outcome pertinent to both Platinum and ACSF requirements.”

“This will represent a significant decrease in both time and cost for each participating charter company, without any compromise to either standard or actual audit,” added Moeggenberg.

Sun Air Jets completes safety hat trick

Sun Air Jets completes safety hat trick

Sun Air Jets has completed three major safety audits in the last four months. They were the Executive Jet Management, the International Standards-Business Aircraft Operations, and the Air Charter Safety Foundation audits.

 

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SHORT HILLS AVIATION SERVICES JOINS AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUNDATION

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SHORT HIlLS AVIATION SERVICES JOINS AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUNDATION 

 

Alexandria, VA,  February 21, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Short Hills Aviation Services of Morristown, NJ, is the newest Part 135 charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 107 other companies, Short Hills Aviation now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.

“Our membership heightens the validity of our company philosophy,” said Short Hills Aviation President, Mario Dudzinski. “We are very pleased to have the support of the ACSF in our commitment to safety.  Chartering your own private jet does much more than offer a reliable sense of travel; it also puts our clients in control of their time, destination and safety,” Dudzinski added.

Short Hills Aviation Services specializes in aircraft charter and management.

“Their entire staff has the shared attitude that safety above and beyond what is considered regulatory must be a core value for their company,” noted 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).

For further information, go to www.acsf.aero and www.shorthillsaviation.com.

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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.”

GAMA CHARTERS MAKES ACSF INDUSTRY AUDIT STANDARD REGISTRY

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GAMA CHARTERS MAKES ACSF INDUSTRY AUDIT STANDARD REGISTRY 

Alexandria, VA,  February 11, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Gama Charters, Inc., Stratford, CT has joined the ACSF as a member and has been added to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

“By successfully completing the IAS, Gama Charters has demonstrated their commitment to high standards,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We congratulate them on their dedication.”

“We would strongly recommend the adoption of this standard to any organization looking toward continual improvement and the ability to ensure scalability for future growth,” said Gama Charters’ director of operations Tom Miller.

The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.

Customers should look for the ACSF IAS registered logo and encourage their preferred charter provider to participate in the program. The ACSF makes its operator registry and key company details available at no charge, so verification of IAS registration is quick and easy. Charter consumers can view the registry at www.acsf.aero/registry.

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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.”