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ACSF welcomes Meikle to board
Richard Meikle's addition to the ACSF board of governors should bring new perspectives and drive significant advancements in aviation safety standards and practices.
Richard Meikle has joined the ACSF board of directors.

The Air Charter Safety Foundation has welcomed Richard Meikle to its board of directors.

Meikle brings an impressive background in aviation safety and leadership. Currently leading the safety programme at FlightSafety International, he has been instrumental in implementing innovative partnerships and safety measures, including a collaboration with GE Digital to utilise C-FOQA data for crafting safety-focused training scenarios. His expertise spans vital areas including aviation safety, operations management, legal frameworks, public policy, advocacy and strategic planning.

Under his guidance, FlightSafety's courseware team has significantly enhanced safety content inclusion, ensuring that pilots and crew members receive comprehensive and current safety training. Meikle's visionary approach to aviation safety has been pivotal in his achievements, particularly in his efforts to address inconsistencies in de-icing and ground handling procedures across the industry.

"Richard's extensive experience and dedication to enhancing aviation safety align perfectly with the ACSF's mission. His innovative thinking and leadership skills are invaluable assets to our board," says Bryan Burns, ACSF president and CEO. "We are thrilled to have him join our team and look forward to his contributions in advancing our safety initiatives."

Acknowledging the challenges and risks associated with ground services such as de-icing, Meikle plans to advocate for a pilot-centric audit programme. This innovative approach, utilising a simple, straightforward application, will aim to provide near real-time reviews of service providers' safety and operational standards, thereby fostering a safer aviation environment.

Meikle's commitment to safety and excellence in the aviation sector has been recognised by peers and industry leaders alike. His addition to the ACSF board of governors is expected to bring new perspectives and drive significant advancements in aviation safety standards and practices.

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