ACSF and SMS Seminar Draws Record Attendance

Alexandria, VA, May 15, 2012 - The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) in partnership with recently held a one-day informational seminar on Safety Management Systems (SMS) in Southbury, CT that featured former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt.

The seminar focused on the basics of SMS, current and future regulatory requirements, and tips on how to develop and implement a company-wide SMS.

The 68 attendees, who traveled from as far away as the Dominican Republic and California, included flight departments, on-demand air charter operators, fractional aircraft management companies, and FBOs.

"We are extremely pleased with the overwhelming interest to learn more about SMS and its implementation," said ACSF President Bryan Burns. "The response and comments from the attendees clearly indicated a desire to know how SMS can benefit their companies."

The attendees heard a presentation from former Administrator Babbitt that underscored the importance of implementing SMS. "We must move forward with SMS to ensure our continued good safety record in the U.S. aviation industry," said Babbitt.

"We are extremely appreciative that former Administrator Babbitt took time from his busy schedule to share his insights on SMS," said President Ken Wilson. "Due to the overwhelming interest, we plan on holding more of these seminars to assist the aviation community."

Another seminar is already planned for July. The location and details when available will be listed on the events section of the ACSF web site and at .