Lyon Aviation, an FBO and air charter provider located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) and its Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
The ACSF provides an array of programmes for its 240-plus members, enabling them to achieve the highest levels of safety in personal, charter and business aviation. 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 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.
Mike Lyon, chairman of the board and principal for Lyon Aviation, says his company's rationale for joining ACSF is to further enhance its safety profile: “ACSF allows us to be part of a larger safety picture and continue the sharing of knowledge and events to make the industry that much better. And the ASAP programme gives us the ability to hunt out and highlight issues that otherwise may not be reported. Partnering with the FAA and ACSF will offer us another perspective regarding safety concerns.”
“It's companies like Lyon Aviation, with their obvious safety focus, that strengthen our ACSF membership,” adds ACSF president Bryan Burns. “We look forward to its active participation in our organisation as well as in our Aviation Safety Action Program.”