Alexandria, VA, August 27, 2014 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Priester Aviation, Wheeling, IL has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.
“By renewing their status on the IAS Registry, they have demonstrated their commitment to high standards,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We congratulate them on their continued commitment.”
The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.
“All of us at Priester Aviation have worked hard to achieve the high level of performance required by the ACSF standards,” said Andy Priester, president and chief executive officer of Priester Aviation, LLC. “Our renewal on the ACSF Registry places us in an elite group of companies and demonstrates to our clients that we take their safety seriously.”
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 www.acsf.aero/registry.
“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.”