Flexjet Completes Seventh Air Charter Safety Foundation Industry Audit Standard, Becoming First in Industry
Flexjet, Inc., a provider of subscription-based private aviation services, announces it has successfully completed its record-setting seventh Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS) audit. The ACSF Industry Audit Standard is an all-encompassing aviation audit for Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operators that are committed to going above and beyond the minimum safety requirements.
Flexjet was the first company in the world to meet and pass the audit in 2009. The audit has led the industry in setting high-performing safety standards and has consistently increased its safety performance evidence over the years. In April 2021, the IAS added the evaluation of an operator’s compliance with FAR 14 CFR Part 5 SMS standards (the FAA SMS voluntary implementation program) and ICAO Annex 19 safety management.
Safety is the highest priority at Flexjet. The company announced earlier this year its active conformance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Management System (SMS) and its 23rd Federal Aviation Administration Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training.
In Flexjet’s ongoing efforts to detect and correct aircraft needs as early as possible, the company has adopted:
- GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight software solution for its fleet operations, which detects aircraft and component degradation before even scheduled maintenance would catch it
- Transmission of flight data wirelessly and instantly upon touchdown. This initiative strengthens the company’s safety management system and makes Flexjet the only US-based fractional provider to apply this cutting-edge technology fleet-wide.
“Flexjet’s safety culture is present in everything we do, and this audit is among the accolades that confirm our commitment to providing the safest transportation for our aircraft owners as well as our employees,” says Flexjet CEO, Michael Silvestro. “We are proud to lead the industry in seeking and achieving the highest standards of safety and compliance as well as maintenance excellence.”
ACSF president, Bryan Burns, echoes Silvestro’s enthusiasm for Flexjet’s accomplishment. “Flexjet is truly a premier, elite operator,” he says. “They maintain the world’s highest standards for safety and security by actively participating in SMS, ASAP and FDM. Through the years, our criteria for IAS registry have become far more rigorous, making Flexjet’s commitment to its auditing standards that much more impressive.”
To learn more about the ACSF’s Industry Audit Standard, visit acsf.aero/IAS.
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