Elliott Aviation Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation


Alexandria, VA, November 2012 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Elliott Aviation of Eden Prairie, MN, is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 95 other companies, Elliott Aviation now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand charter and fractional industry.


“Our membership heightens the validity of our company philosophy. We are very pleased to have the support of the ACSF in our commitment to safety,” stated Elliott Aviation Vice President/General Manager of FCM, Joe Smith.


Elliott Aviation is located at Moline, IL, Des Moines, IL and Minneapolis, MN and specializes in aircraft sales, management, avionics, paint & interior, maintenance, accessories, FBO Services and aircraft charter. “Elliott Aviation 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,” noted 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 and procedures, regulatory compliance, and the operator’s implementation of and adherence to a safety management system (SMS).


For further information, visit the ACSF website and the Elliott Aviation website.

“The vision of the ACSF is to enable on-demand charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry. This goal will be achieved through:

  • Promotion of risk management programs,
  • The adoption of one common industry audit standard,
  • Dissemination of safety information and,
  • Creation of additional programs that advance the goals of the foundation.”