Alexandria, VA, December 6, 2012 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Averitt Air of Nashville, TN, is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Along with 97 other companies, Averitt Air now supports the mission of the ACSF to raise the safety bar in the on-demand air charter and fractional industry.
"Our membership heightens the validity of our commitment to safety. We are very pleased to have the support of the ACSF in that commitment," stated Averitt Air President and CEO Gary Sasser.
Averitt Air is a subsidiary of Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain services providers. They specialize in aircraft maintenance, management, charter services, sales and acquisitions, and consulting.
"Averitt Air 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, procedures and regulatory compliance and the operator's implementation of and adherence to a safety management system.
For further information, go to the ACSF 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.”