This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Intermountain Health joins ACSF's Aviation Safety Action Program
The participation of four health company helicopter operators in the ASAP programme reinforces their commitment to operational transparency and to setting new benchmarks in air medical transportation safety.
Four medical helicopter operators have joined the ACSF ASAP program.

Four certificate holders owned and operated by parent company Intermountain Health, a Utah-based nonprofit healthcare system, are to participate in the Air Charter Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).

The Intermountain Health rotor wing companies include Classic Helicopter Group in Woods Cross; Classic Aviation Services dba Classic Air Medical, based in North Salt Lake; Classic Service Center dba Helicopter Services of Utah in Woods Cross; and IHC Health Services dba Intermountain Life Flight, based in Salt Lake City.

Kent Johnson, director of operations for Intermountain Life Flight, says: "Safety is the foundation of everything we do and we are thrilled to be part of this FAA safety programme that aligns so seamlessly with our core values. It really speaks to our dedication to maintaining the highest safety standards for our patients, flight crews and the communities we serve.”.

The ASAP is a voluntary, self-reporting programme that enables participating companies to identify and reduce possible flight safety concerns, as well as to mitigate risk. In cooperation with the FAA, the ACSF serves as a third-party manager of the ASAP for its members, who represent more than 67 per cent of all participating organisations in the ASAP programme.

Intermountain Health's ASAP participation is a direct benefit of its membership of Helicopter Association International.

“As we enter this new chapter of collaboration with the Air Charter Safety Foundation and the FAA, we're poised to learn from the invaluable insights and shared experiences of other industry leaders,” says Kory Hale, director of operations for Classic Air Medical. “Our participation in the ASAP programme not only reinforces our commitment to operational transparency, but also underlines our continual drive to set new benchmarks in air medical transportation safety.”

ACSF president and CEO Bryan Burns adds: “There's no doubt that these four organisations remain steadfast in their pursuit of excellence, and their decision to join the Aviation Safety Action Program signifies an unwavering dedication to fostering a safer and more secure air charter service for their clients, patients and partners.”

Other News
Three join roster of ACSF's ASAP
February 26, 2024
Boomerang Air Charter, Saturn Aviation and Lionheart Holdings have joined the Aviation Safety Action Program.
ACSF urges rapid adoption of safety management tools following tragic incidents
February 19, 2024
Lone Mountain Jet joins the ranks of ASAP
February 2, 2024
The aircraft management company underscores its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of safety in all its operations, and is making use of the ACSF's free SMS tools.
Three join ACSF Aviation Safety Action Program
December 19, 2023
Father of ASAP to give keynote at 2024 ACSF Safety Symposium
December 11, 2023
Captain K Scott Griffith's keynote will kick off the ACSF Safety Symposium on Tuesday, 2 April, 2024. He will also be available to sign copies of his new book, which will be gifted to attendees Assured Partners.