Auditing

February 6, 2012 - 2:25am

In an attempt to curtail the number of audits currently competing for the FBO and charter industry’s business, the National Air Transportation Association has launched a single industry-wide standard that it hopes will eventually replace them all. The NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard is designed to promote industry best practices and the development of safety management systems.

June 24, 2011 - 3:59am

Fourteen charter operators and four auditing companies met early last month to discuss whether there should be a single audit standard for the charter and fractional-share industry. The meeting was organized by the Air Charter Safety Foundation, which developed the ACSF industry audit standard and is proposing that this be the sole standard used for auditing charter companies.

June 1, 2011 - 10:40am

In its latest annual safety management system (SMS) audit results report, Argus says its Prism subsidiary has generally found a lack of SMS training at several business aviation flight departments. This latest report is based on 65 audits Argus performed last year, from which the Prism team reviews and compiles the results.

May 17, 2011 - 6:20am

Wyvern, the Avinode group’s aviation safety auditing arm, has announced a global expansion of its review standard. Over the last few months the firm has rebranded its audit, which is now called “Wingman,” and will promote operators who have been through the process.

April 28, 2011 - 10:45am

In its newly released annual safety management system (SMS) audit results report, Argus says its Prism subsidiary has generally found a lack of SMS training at several business aviation flight departments. This latest report is based on 65 audits Argus performed last year, from which the Prism team reviews and compiles the results.

April 28, 2011 - 9:10am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is trying to encourage charter and fractional operators to support the move to a single safety audit standard–its own–to end confusion about the multiple standards currently being used and eliminate the expense of auditing to the various standards.

December 6, 2010 - 10:30pm

Safety audit specialist Wyvern has joined forces with Aviation Quality Services (AQS) to introduce a common safety standard to the European business aviation market. Wyvern is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gothenburg, Sweden-based Avinode (Stand C755), the leading online charter flight marketplace.

August 2, 2010 - 9:57am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) will conduct audits of 30 Part 135 charter operators this year, adding to the 12 that have thus far been audited. The latest to be added to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) registry is M&N Aviation, based in Casper, Wyo. The ACSF audit is done every 24 months, and according to the foundation the “goal is to have IAS recognized as the universal benchmark

March 30, 2010 - 8:09am

Argus’s latest annual SMS audit report shows that safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning have the highest number of deficiencies at corporate flight departments. The report, available online at no charge, is based on 61 audits completed by Argus subsidiary Partners and Resources for Operational Safety last year.

March 4, 2010 - 10:49am

Argus released its annual SMS audit results report this week, with safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning having the highest number of deficiencies at corporate flight departments.

 
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