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Apr 7, 2011 2:51 PM  EDT

L.J. Aviation and Heritage Aviation Gain ACSF Audit Registered Status 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alison McHugh
Manager, Safety Programs



Alexandria, VA, April 7, 2011 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce the addition of L.J. Aviation of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and Heritage Aviation, Inc. of South Burlington, Vermont, to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

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).

“It is with pride and accomplishment that we welcome our registry on the ACSF list,” said Edward Kilkeary, Jr., vice president of operations for L.J. Aviation. “A strong group of disciplined and dedicated individuals create daily excellence in making LJ Aviation an industry leader. We will continue our pursuit of not only maintaining best practice, but also creating it.”

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.

“Heritage Aviation, Inc. d/b/a Heritage Flight is delighted to have our investments in safety processes, culture, and infrastructure recognized and validated by our addition to the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s audit Registry,” said Christopher Hill, president of Heritage Aviation. “Our ten aircraft flight operation, maintenance teams, and FBO have all benefited from the process of becoming an ACSF registered company.”

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

Supporting materials are available at Operators wishing to initiate the audit process should contact Russ Lawton at 1-888-SAFE-135 (888-723-3135).
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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.


For additional information on this release, please contact:
Alison McHugh
Phone: (888) 723-3135
Source: Air Charter Safety Foundation  

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