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GALVIN FLYING SERVICES AND AVJET CORPORATION GAIN
ACSF AUDIT REGISTERED STATUS
Alexandria, VA, June 10, 2011 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the addition of Galvin Flying Services of Seattle, Washington, and Avjet Corporation of Burbank, California, to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. To date, 30 operators have completed the IAS audit and achieved Registered status with the ACSF.
The IAS is a comprehensive audit for 135 and 91K operators that consists of a thorough review of an operator’s processes, procedures and regulatory compliance, as well as the operator’s implementation of and adherence to a safety management system (SMS). The audit program evaluates operators every 24 months, and was established to advance charter and shared aircraft ownership industry standards and practices and to promote the universal acceptance of safety management systems.
“The realization of the Air Charter Safety Foundation certification is the culmination of our safety-minded approach at Galvin Flying Services,” said Doug Crowther, general manager and chief operating officer at Galvin Flying Services. “The ACSF certification truly acknowledges the hard work of our dedicated staff, employees and stakeholders. As we forge ahead, we remain mindful that safety is a continuous learning process, and that we must never rest on our past success. We’re pleased that ACSF has been a part of that success, and look forward to continued growth together.”
The ACSF IAS requires every operator to complete an internal pre-audit prior to scheduling an on-site audit. Doing so enables operators to gauge, before any payment is tendered, how well they will perform during the audit. This system allows an operator to determine in advance of any payment they are not yet ready to proceed to audit. Operators completing the pre-audit won’t be unprepared and will not waste their money paying for an unsuccessful audit.
The ACSF has made an extensive investment to create a comprehensive audit where both operators and their customers can be assured of process integrity and transparency.
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
Supporting materials are available at www.acsf.aero/audit
. Operators wishing to initiate the audit process should contact Russ Lawton or Alison McHugh at 1-888-SAFE-135 (888-723-3135).
Through research, collaboration and education, the Air Charter Safety Foundation advances charter and shared aircraft ownership industry standards and best practices; promulgates safety, security and service benchmarks; and promotes the universal acceptance of safety management systems.