Cleveland, Ohio-based Sky Quest is the newest member to join the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). The company commenced operations in 2001 as a single-aircraft charter carrier, and today has grown its fleet to 16 aircraft. It will also participate in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), created in cooperation between the ACSF and the FAA.
Along with 195 other member companies, Sky Quest supports the ACSF's vision to advance and enable the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation through the promotion and facilitation of risk management programmes.
Director of safety Chris Tranbarger states: “We recognise ACSF as an industry leader and advocate in promoting, supporting and disseminating safety information and risk management programmes. We feel strongly that its vision and mission align with ours.
“We also look forward to enhancing our safety efforts by participating as much as possible in ACSF industry events, gaining knowledge and awareness of aviation industry safety initiatives through the information ACSF makes available.”
ACSF president Bryan Burns adds: “Sky Quest's rationale for becoming an ACSF member illustrates its commitment to promoting and practising safety above and beyond what is considered regulatory. This programme goes several steps further to identify and reduce possible flight safety concerns and mitigate risk.”