ACSF Takes on Hotline to Report Illegal Charter

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) will now staff the toll-free hotline to report suspected illegal commercial activity. The hotline had previously been administered by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

"Persons illegally conducting commercial flights adversely affect the safety of the air charter industry," said ACSF President Bryan Burns. "NATA started the illegal charter hotline before the Air Charter Safety Foundation was formed. Now that the ACSF is well-established, it's more appropriate for us to administer the hotline and track its activity."

Any employee or agent of a Part 135 on-demand certificate holder can call the toll-free hotline, 888-759-3581 or 888-SKY-FLT1, to file a report of suspected illegal commercial flights, where an aircraft operator without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 certificate is accepting compensation for transportation, in violation of both FAA and Department of Transportation regulations.

Reports can be filed anonymously, if desired, and all reporters will be provided with a case code for follow-up. The FAA will be provided with details to initiate an investigation, and the ACSF will regularly contact the FAA to ensure that cases are being followed up for appropriate action.

Illegal Charter Reporting Hotline: 888-SKY-FLT1 (888-759-3581)

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