Universal Flight Services of Sarasota, Florida, has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation.
The ACSF is a non-profit aviation safety organization that provides programs to enable improvements in the safety of personal, charter and business aviation.
As a new ACSF member, Universal Flight Services and its crew members will be able to participate in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), which is administered by the ACSF in partnership with the Federal Aviation Authority.
“Being based in Florida, our clients are eager to fly south – whether that’s to Key West or the Bahamas,” said Jacob Kyser, vice president and director of flight operations, Universal Flight Services.
“The data we gain from the Aviation Safety Action Program will help us to identify hazards that might occur at the more remote airports we service. We intend to use the findings from our flight crews and other ASAP participants to make measurable changes. This includes incorporating data into our initial and recurrent training events, and merging ASAP data with our upcoming FOQA [Flight Operational Quality Assurance] program. You can’t put a price on safety. The ASAP will help us run a safer operation.”
“On behalf of our growing membership, we welcome Universal Flight Services to the Air Charter Safety Foundation,” said Bryan Burns, ACSF’s president. “We are very much looking forward to UFS participating in ASAP Program and contributing their valuable data to the system.”