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Flexjet completes rigorous ACSF IAS audit
For more than a decade, Flexjet has earned safety and precision accolades in all areas of its business. It has now requalified on the ACSF's IAS registry.

Flexjet has recently completed the Air Charter Safety Foundation's Industry Audit Standard (IAS).

The fractional jet operator has nearly 300 ultra-modern aircraft in its global fleet. It was the first operator to obtain the ACSF's IAS registry and has completed nine successful consecutive audits since then. In addition, it has achieved active conformance for the FAA's SMS Voluntary Program; earned ARG/US Platinum Safety ratings seven times; and received the FAA Diamond award for Aviation Maintenance Technician Training for the 25th time.

"At Flexjet, safety is a top priority, and achieving these accolades requires our aircraft, flight, operations and safety divisions to operate at the highest possible level," says co-CEO Mike Silvestro. "For more than a decade, Flexjet has continued to requalify and earn safety and precision accolades in all areas of our business, and seeing all of them combined brings pride to all of us for the work we do and how we do it."

The ACSF IAS serves as a comprehensive aviation audit for Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operators. As suggested by its name, it stands as the most thorough industry audit available. It is specifically crafted for those aiming to exceed basic requirements and hold its operation to a higher standard.

ACSF's IAS will help operators move closer to achieving such recognition by the FAA for their SMS programmes. Bryan Burns, president and CEO, comments on the rigorous audit process: "Flexjet's achievement in passing the IAS audit is a testament to its unwavering commitment to safety and operational excellence. This level of compliance and best practices sets a benchmark for safety in the aviation industry. When passengers see the ACSF audit-registered seal on an operator's website, they can be assured that they're flying on a safe aircraft with a highly qualified crew that follows the latest standards from ICAO Annex 19 and FAA Part 5."

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