Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation renew ACSF Registry


The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has reregistered Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation to its Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. The ACSF’s audit offers a detailed gap analysis of an operator’s management practices.

ACSF’s audit helps organisations measure best practices and attain standards far above the minimum safety requirements, said Bryan Burns, president, ACSF.  “As such, it has led the industry in setting high-performing safety standards and has consistently increased the audit’s safety performance evidence since its inception in 2009.” Burns also noted Andy Priester and Bill Mayo are founding members of the ACSF.

Two years ago, the ACSF added new requirements to the Industry Audit Standard that evaluate an operator’s compliance with FAR 14 CFR Part 5 SMS standards and ICAO Annex 19 safety management.

Brent Moldowan, president, Mayo Aviation, based in Englewood, Colorado, said he was pleased the company surpassed regulatory standards and maintained the ACSF’s rigorous auditing standards for the seventh time since 2010. “Mayo is proud of our partnership with the ACSF and this achievement of the very rigorous IAS requirement,” he said. “Our long-standing commitment to the ACSF mission and the high standards that the organisation demands speak for themselves. We’re happy to publicise this validation to make our customers aware of how critically important we consider adhering to the highest safety standards.”

Andy Priester, chairman and CEO of Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation, echoed Moldowan’s comments. “It just confirms how very serious our two companies are at creating a culture of safety, and achieving the absolute highest levels of it. And we know from long experience that the ACSF and its IAS represent the pinnacle of safety commitment.”

Aviation operators  on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry are listed here.  Meanwhile, read more about ACSF’s Industry Audit Standard here.