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Air Charter Safety Foundation Newsletter 04/15/2010 


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 Welcome to the Air Charter Safety Foundation newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership. 

  1. 2009 Safety Statistics Confirm Improved 135 Safety Record
  2. EJM Makes ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry
  3. Three more Operators Make IAS Registry
  4. ACSF Announces New Executive Committee Members 
  5. NTSB Cites Poor Maintenance In Columbia, SC Accident 
  6. Safety Is Always Top Priority - The Biggest Myth In Aviation 
  7. Sign-Up To Receive The Air Charter Safety Blog

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2009 Safety Statistics Confirm Improved 135 Safety Record

Last Thursday, the NTSB released its preliminary 2009 aviation safety statistics.

The NTSB's initial review revealed that Part 135 on-demand air charter operations had "the lowest number of accidents and fatal accidents" in two decades. This view also showed an overall decrease in U.S. civil aviation accidents. 


View the ACSF blog on this review by clicking here.



EJM Makes ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the addition of Executive Jet Management (EJM) of Cincinnati, OH, to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. 


“We are pleased to be among the operators that have successfully completed the ACSF audit program,” said Robert Garrymore, president, Executive Jet Management. “We appreciate all the hard work the EJM staff has put into completing this comprehensive audit process, and we look forward to continuing our work with the ACSF.” .... [More Info]



Three More Operators Make IAS Registry

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the addition of Aviation Consultants Inc., of San Luis Obispo, CA; International Group, LLC, of Penn Yan, NY; and Pinnacle Air Charter, of Scottsdale, AZ, to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. They join seven operators that have completed the IAS audit and achieved Registered status with the ACSF.


The ACSF 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 IAS continues to grow, with 28 operators currently scheduled to go through the audit program this year.....  [More Info] 



ACSF Announces New Executive Committee Members

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the selection of John Grillo, president of Executive Fliteways (EFI), and Jim Segrave, president of Segrave Aviation Inc., to the ACSF Executive Committee.


“I am delighted to see both John and Jim joining the Foundation’s Executive Committee,” stated ACSF Chairman Charlie Priester. “Both gentlemen are knowledgeable, experienced leaders in the charter safety world and will clearly bolster the Foundation’s ongoing and future activities.” .... [More Info]




NTSB Cites Poor Maintenance In Columbia, SC Accident

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has been following the investigation into the September 19, 2008 Bombardier Learjet crash in Columbia, SC. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the accident was the operator’s inadequate maintenance of the aircraft’s tires and the captain’s decision to carry out a rejected takeoff after V-1. The Learjet Model 60, a Part 135 charter flight operated by Global Exec Aviation, overran the runway during a rejected takeoff at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The captain, first officer, and two passengers were fatally injured...[More Info] 



Safety Is Always Top Priority - The Biggest Myth In Aviation

A number of years ago, Air Charter Safety Foundation Director of Safety Management Russ Lawton wrote a very interesting article discussing whether safety is indeed a top priority for operators.  The article highlights ten critical points that identify whether your organization truly places safety at the top of your priority list.


Following is an excerpt from this article:


“Safety is always top priority.” You often hear this slogan bandied about and see it on those slick workplace posters, but could this expression really be the biggest myth in aviation? Let’s think about it for a moment. The very definition of the word “priority” requires that we evaluate competing alternatives. So, calling safety a priority means it will change based on the needs or urgencies of the moment, such as trying to please a demanding customer or the boss to meet a schedule....Click here to read the ACSF blog and entire article.



Sign-Up To Recieve The Air Charter Safety Blog

March 11, 2010, marked the first edition of the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) “Charter Safety Advocate” Blog that will be produced weekly and focus on current safety news and issues affecting the Part 135 and 91k worlds. 

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