Atlantic Coast Air Services (ACAS), a provider of air cargo transportation services based in the Reading, Pennsylvania area, has joined the non-profit Air Charter Safety Foundation and its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
The ACSF provides an array of programmes for its 240 members, enabling them to achieve the highest levels of safety in personal, charter and business aviation.
Ted Fergus, chief pilot for Atlantic Coast Air Services, says that the ASAP is particularly important to his company's strategic vision: “Because we believe that honesty and open communication around the topic of safety are critical to mitigating the risks inherent in aviation operations, we see the ASAP as a key for us.”
The ASAP is a separate programme available within the ACSF, which is administered by the ACSF in partnership with the FAA. Participation in the ASAP programme enables Atlantic Coast Air Services' employees to voluntarily report significant safety concerns, non-compliance with regulations and other unusual events. Each report is investigated and corrective actions are determined based on a non-disciplinary approach to flight safety.
“ACAS is committed to achieving the highest safety standards within the industry, and ACSF will provide valuable experience and resources to help us achieve our goals,” states Todd Kishpaugh, ACAS' director of business development. “After all, our people are our most valuable asset. Their wellbeing, and that of each client, is a corporate imperative for us.”