Associated Aircraft Group Renews ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry


The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Associated Aircraft Group, Wappingers Falls, NY, has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry.

“We are pleased that Associated Aircraft Group has renewed its IAS Registry status,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “They have demonstrated their commitment to high standards.”

“Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) is proud to demonstrate its commitment to the rigorous Air Charter Safety Foundation audit standard,” said AAG President Scott Ashton.

“Having operated Sikorsky S-76 helicopters for nearly 55,000 safe flying hours over the last 25 years, AAG is a firm believer in the benefits of holding ourselves to the highest international standards in safety management that ACSF provides. For us it’s not just about compliance, it’s about culture, and ACSF is perfectly aligned with our core values of safety.”

AAG operates the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters in the northeast United States, and is regarded as a successful business aviation services company that has built an industry-leading position on the core principals of customer service, safety, and trust.

The IAS is the first and only extensive audit program specifically created for on-demand operators by a committee of Part 135 and 91K industry leaders. It is conducted every 24 months and is in-depth in its evaluation of regulatory compliance and the operator’s SMS program against both FAA and international standards.

AAG joined the ACSF in 2014.

For more information, visit the Air Charter Safety Foundation at www.acsf.aero.
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The vision of the ACSF is to promote and enable the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation. This goal will be achieved by:

Promotion and facilitation of risk management programs

Advocacy and support for the industry adoption of a common audit standard

Dissemination of safety information

Creation of additional programs that advance the goals of the Foundation