Avemex becomes first international operator to attain ACSF IAS


Avemex has become the first internationally based aircraft management and charter firm to complete the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS).

The ACSF IAS is the first and only audit program created for on-demand operators. Conducted every 24 months the IAS evaluates regulatory compliance and the operator’s Safety Management System, against FAA and international standards.

ACSF president, Bryan Burns, said: “As the name implies, the ACSF IAS is the most comprehensive industry audit available. And it’s designed for those who want to go above and beyond minimum requirements. The IAS also gives aircraft owners and passengers peace of mind. When they see the ACSF Audit-Registered seal, they can rest assured that they’re flying on a safe aircraft with highly qualified crew who live and work within a ‘just culture’.”

Avemex’s CEO, Ing. Manuel Girault Ortiz de Montellano said the Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico-based firm was interested in obtaining the IAS “to evaluate all our internal processes and procedures with the best international standards in the industry, as well as continue to grow as a company and reach ever higher levels of safety.”

The ACSF makes its operator registry and key company details available at no charge, so verification of IAS registration is quick and easy. Charter consumers can view the registry here.