Air Charter Safety Foundation
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Phone Number (888) 723-3135
Programs & Initiatives
ACSF Industry Audit Standard, Registry, and Auditor Training – The ACSF, with the cooperation of and assistance from leading charter operators, fractional program managers, charter brokers, corporate charter customers, and aviation auditors, has developed an industry audit standard. It has become the exclusive standard for outstanding air charter operators, and eliminates the need for an operator to undergo multiple annual audits. ACSF does not conduct audits. Instead, it trains auditors on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS), and oversees these approved individuals as they perform the actual audit function.
ASAP - Aviation Safety Action Program, is a reporting program that allows employees of participating companies to identify and report safety issues to management and to the 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 ACSF is approved by the FAA as an ASAP Program Manager for Part 135 operators and 91K program managers in the FAA Great Lakes and Western-Pacific Regions. Plans are to expand the program to other FAA regions.
AVSiS - The Aviation Safety Information System, is a software tool for the on-demand and fractional aircraft ownership industry that addresses the need to maintain a constant watch for emerging safety issues within their operations. AVSiS is a web-based safety event and management system that collects detailed safety event data for analysis, response deployment and success measurement. It also provides a unique tool that permits accounting for the cost savings realized by interventions. ACSF membership is not required to obtain AVSiS. To ensure widespread deployment to as much of the industry as possible, the ACSF offers the program at absolutely no charge to all Part 135 operators and 91K program managers.
Air Charter Safety Symposium - ACSF hosts an annual Air Charter Safety Symposium. Unlike existing industry events, this Symposium focuses on academic and scientific research pertaining to aviation safety. The event brings together the leaders of on-demand and fractional ownership operators to learn about new safety programs and emerging safety concerns.
Web Site - The ACSF Web site offers member resources, the latest safety news, a resource center (library) on SMS education and information on upcoming events.
Safety Updates – ACSF provides topic-specific briefings based on recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications, notices and directives, as well as industry research and data. These materials are disseminated via the ACSF Web site and also emails to ACSF members.
Government Partnership - ACSF works closely with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to identify dynamic solutions to charter-related safety issues. ACSF believes that industry and government must work together to develop enhanced data collection tools that will permit the NTSB to develop a far clearer picture of the industry than is available today.
Outreach & Public Education - ACSF provides the media with updates and online information resources on current air charter safety issues. ACSF educates the public on air charter safety.