Bryan Burns



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).

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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.”

IS-BAO Audit Capabilities

Our IS-BAO Audit team consisting of Sextant Readings Solutions registered auditors and those of our business partner Mentair Group.  Mentair Group has been actively involved with IS-BAO since its inception, and has a great deal of experience in Stage I, II, and III recurring audits.  Together with Sextant Readings Solutions experienced auditor team, we offer you experience, knowledge and guidance that are commensurate with your new or mature SMS environment.

Services Offered


  • IS-BAO Audits
  • Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • Internal Evaluations
  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • Safety Assurance Audits
  • Gap Analysis for SMS Standards, IS-BAO, ACSF or FAA requirements for Part 121
  • Third Party Audits
  • Audits of Client’s vendors
  • Repair Station / MRO (CFR Part 145)
  • Fueling operations
  • Ground handling (FBO)

 Training and Education

  • Safety Management Systems for Executives
  • Safety Management Systems Practical Concepts
  • Safety Manager Training
  • Quality Auditor Training (Initial and Lead)
  • Internal Audit Program Development
  • Safety/Quality Manager Development

Implementation Services

  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Continuing Analysis Surveillance System (CASS)
  • Internal Evaluation Program (IEP)
  • Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)


Alexandria, VA, April 18, 2013 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Best Jets International is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 101 other companies, Best Jets now supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.

Best Jets, one of the first charter operators to participate in the ACSF Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), offers aircraft management and charter services and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Our company believes in safety as a core value in every aspect of our operations,” said Best Jets International Director of Operations, Larry Gregg. “We are extremely proud of our employee commitment to safety and quality.”

“Becoming a member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and participating in our ASAP program affirms the importance that Best Jets has placed on safety in the workplace and for their clients,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns.

NetJets is the First and Only Private Aviation Company to Achieve Level IV of the FAA’s Safety Management System Pilot Program

NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that the company achieved a new safety milestone in entering Level IV of the FAA’s Safety Management System (SMS) Pilot Program.

“The achievement of SMS Level IV underscores NetJets’ commitment to safety and enhances NetJets’ overall compliance-plus aviation safety management system,” said Shane Eyer, president of NetJets Aviation. “NetJets is dedicated to providing the most stringent operational, maintenance and training procedures in the industry and we are proud to reach this important safety milestone.”

NetJets is the first and only private aviation company to achieve Level IV as well as the first fixed-wing 14 CFR 135 operator and the first combined 14 CFR 135 / 91K operator to enter this level.

The FAA Safety Management System Pilot Program provides a four-level system to acknowledge development of a formal SMS according to FAA expectations and international standards. The overall objective of the program is to guide operators with developing and implementing an integrated, comprehensive Safety Management System for their organization. To accomplish this safety milestone, NetJets conducted thousands of hours of additional safety training for its employee group, along with the creation of new management review procedures to ensure the highest levels of safety are always maintained.

When it comes to safety, NetJets never compromises. NetJets’ safety standards meet and in most cases exceed FAA regulatory requirements. From NetJets’ FAA-type-rated pilots for every aircraft type, dual-release system, biannual simulator sessions, superior flight attendant training, FAA-approved in-house meteorologists, international flight planners to the state-of-the-art aircraft and FAA Diamond award winning maintenance program, NetJets leads the industry in every aspect of flight safety.

About NetJets® Inc.

NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway® company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets began in 1964 as the first aircraft charter and management company in the world. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership – offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions through its fractional programs in North America and Europe, including NetJets Shares, NetJets Leases and the Marquis Jet Card®, which provides access to NetJets though a 25-hour jet card. The North America program is managed and operated by NetJets’ subsidiary NetJets Aviation, Inc., and the European program is managed and operated by NetJets Transportes Aéreos, SA, a Portuguese/EU Air Carrier. In the United States, NetJets also offers aircraft management and on-demand charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet® Management, Inc. The NetJets companies offer worldwide flight operations. More information on NetJets, NetJets Europe, the Marquis Jet Card, and Executive Jet Management is available at .

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