ACI Jet joins ACSF ASAP programme


William Borgsmiller

San Luis Obispo, CA – October 8, 2018 – California-based aircraft management and private jet charter provider, ACI Jet, exhibiting next week at the National Business Aviation Association BACE convention in Orlando, has announced that it has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s FAA Aviation Safety Action Programme, or ASAP. The ASAP programme provides a process and platform for flight crew members to voluntarily self-report actual or potential safety risks to both the company and to the FAA, without the fear of legal or disciplinary action.

At its core, the programme seeks to gain as much insight into the real world of flight operations at every level and to encourage open discussion for the creation and improvement of training and flight policies and procedures. ASAP provides a systematic approach for employees of aviation companies to promptly identify and correct potential safety hazards. To accomplish this objective, ACI Jet joined the ACSF ASAP programme, which holds the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FAA.

“ASAP is yet another layer on top of our already robust safety management system,” stated Kellee Valentine, Vice President of Flight Operations. “Safety management is the part of flying, fixing and fuelling airplanes that the end user knows little about, but that fills most of our workdays. Our customers are counting on us doing so on their behalf.”

William Borgsmiller (pictured above), CEO of ACI Jet, added: “While new technologies are becoming available to evaluate in real time everything from aircraft performance to the flight characteristics and behaviours of our crew members, it is their first-hand experiences that provide the most value. We want them to speak up, and this programme is about giving them a non-threatening venue to do so, without the fear of reprisal.”

Other ASAP participants include numerous commercial air carriers including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines, to name a few, large private aircraft fleet operators including Netjets and Executive Jet Management, and flight simulation and training organisations including FlightSafety International.