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Aug162019

Solairus Aviation Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation and ASAP

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero) welcomes Solairus Aviation of Petaluma, California, to its roster of more than 200 member companies. The ACSF is a non-profit aviation safety organization that provides programs to enable the highest levels of safety in personal, charter and business aviation.

As a new ACSF member, Solairus Aviation’s crewmembers 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 (FAA). The voluntary, self-reporting program provides an extra measure of precaution to help identify and reduce possible flight safety concerns, as well as mitigate risk.

“At Solairus, we employ 600-plus flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet of nearly 170 aircraft. The safety of our clients and team members is our highest priority,” explained Greg Petersen, Chief Operating Officer and the senior executive responsible for Solairus Aviation’s flight operations, maintenance and safety. “We are in the people business—not just the plane business—so our goal is to continuously get our teams exposure and access to as many tools and training as possible. Participating in the ACSF-FAA ASAP program is a natural extension of those efforts.”

Solairus is an ARG/US Platinum-rated and Wyvern Wingman-certified charter operator. The company has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO Stage 3-certified company.

ACSF President Bryan Burns said he is delighted that Solairus Aviation made the decision to join the ACSF’s ranks. “Because of the ACSF’s and the FAA’s diligence in making our ASAP program as proactive and robust as possible, we’re seeing a real spike in interest from Part 135 and 91 operators,” Burns noted. “As a charter and a management company, Solairus manages both sides of the operation, which makes them a perfect candidate for many of the safety mitigation processes we’ve put in place.”

For further information, visit acsf.aero or solairus.aero.

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