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Boutique Air Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)

Washington, DC, August 20, 2018 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Boutique Air is the newest member to join ACSF.  Along with over 178 other businesses, Boutique Air supports the foundation’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers, corporate flight departments and fractional program managers in achieving the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.

"By providing our customers with world-class service and safety for all their travel needs, they can have the utmost confidence when choosing Boutique Air", said Boutique Air Director of Operations, James Frampton.

“We are pleased to welcome Boutique Air to the foundation,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns. “With the emphasis on obtaining high-level safety data, records, and statistics, Boutique Air has substantially narrowed the list of its approved network down from the many charter operators in the marketplace today.”  

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Fair Wind Air Charter Joins the ACSF ASAP Program

Washington, DC, August 16, 2018 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Fair Wind Air Charter is the newest operator to join the ACSF-ASAP program.  Along with 175 other companies, Fair Wind supports the ACSF’s vision to promote and enable the highest levels of safety in personal, business and charter aviation through the promotion and facilitation of risk management programs.

“At Fair Wind Air Charter, safety is at the foundation of all our services,” said Fair Wind COO and Owner, Alexander Beringer. “Our steadfast dedication to passenger safety is supported by a comprehensive and ongoing program of internal review and third-party audits.  Our participation in the ASAP program heightens the validity of our commitment to safety, and we’re very pleased to have the support of the ACSF.” 

Fair Wind Air Charter has the shared attitude among their team members that safety above and beyond what is considered regulatory must be a core value for their company.  “The entire company is built around a top-down culture of safety that expects and encourages clear, open dialogue, empowering every team member to be an active contributor to the welfare of their passengers.  We are delighted that they will be participating in the ACSF-ASAP program, said ACSF President Bryan Burns.”  

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

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Air Partner Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)

Washington, DC, August 14, 2018 — Air Partner, a global leader in private aviation, today announced it is the newest company to join the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). Along with its safety consultancy division, Baines Simmons, Air Partner is dedicated to the ACSF’s vision of further promoting and enabling the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation. 

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ACSF and Wyvern LTD Collaborate to Offer Two Results with One Combined Audit

Washington, DC, August 13, 2018 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Wyvern is now an approved auditing company for the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS). This approval allows charter operators and fractional ownership program managers to accomplish a single audit that combines both the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) and the Wyvern Wingman Standard.

Wyvern offers an Industry Audit Standard (IAS) module as an add-on to its proprietary Wyvern Audit Standard. The IAS module contains 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 Wyvern standard, including the IAS module receive the Wyvern Wingman rating and become ACSF Registered.

Both ACSF and Wyvern believe this will be a win-win relationship for the Charter operators and Fractional program managers as they work together to reduce operational risk and redundant workload associated with multiple audits. The two standards will complement well together as the Wyvern Wingman standard has become a 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 to assist the commercial business aviation marketplace in achieving safety metrics found in the U.S. airline marketplace.

ACSF Chairman Mike Graham said, “The Air Charter Safety Foundation IAS recognized that the scheduled airline community 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 Wyvern 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 Graham.

“Wyvern Wingman has for years now, represented the most sought after rating by charter consumers around the world,” said Sonnie Bates, Wyvern President and CEO. “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. Wyvern 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 Wingman 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 Bates.” 

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JetsPlus Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)

Washington, DC, August 9, 2018 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that JetsPlus, Fresno, CA, is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF.  Along with 177 other companies, JetsPlus supports the ACSF’s vision to promote and enable the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation through the promotion and facilitation of risk management programs.

“At JetsPlus, safety is at the foundation of all of our services,” said JetsPlus President, Eugene Sullivan. “Our steadfast dedication to passenger safety and security is supported by a comprehensive and ongoing program of internal review and third-party audits.  Our membership heightens the validity of our commitment to safety, and we’re very pleased to have the support of the ACSF.”

JetsPlus has the shared attitude among their team members that safety above and beyond what is considered regulatory must be a core value for their company.

“The entire company is built around a top-down culture of safety that expects and encourages clear, open dialogue, empowering every team member to be an active contributor to the welfare of their passengers.  We are delighted that they will be participating in the ACSF-ASAP program as well, 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, procedures and regulatory compliance and the operator’s implementation of and adherence to a safety management system.

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

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Reynolds Jet Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)

Reynolds Jet Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)

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Gama Aviation Renews ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registration

Gama Aviation Renews ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registration

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ACSF ASAP Services Now Available through Fltplan.com

ACSF ASAP Services Now Available through Fltplan.com

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ACSF Announces New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

ACSF Announces New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

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Dumont Jets Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation

Dumont Jets Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation

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