Auditing

December 29, 2009 - 8:48am

Bombardier Global 5000, Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nov. 11, 2007– Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) found that charter operator Jetport’s management structure exhibited “several indicators that adequate resources were not in place,” to prevent the accident, which injured 10 people after the Global touched down just short of the 4,885-foot runway. The aircraft sustained major structural damage.

December 28, 2009 - 10:19am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) announced that three more aircraft charter operators passed its “industry audit standard” and achieved “registered” status. Executive Fliteways of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; Million Air Dallas of Addison, Texas; and Sun Air Jets of Camarillo, Calif., all reached this milestone last month. These operators join Jet Solutions/Bombardier Flexjet, the first company to pass the audit and be registered.

December 10, 2009 - 10:25am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), an affiliate of the National Air Transportation Association, yesterday announced that three more aircraft charter operators passed its “industry audit standard” and achieved “registered” status. Executive Fliteways of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; Million Air Dallas of Addison, Texas; and Sun Air Jets of Camarillo, Calif., all made this milestone this week.

November 23, 2009 - 5:40am

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) last month released the final report on the landing accident of a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 11, 2007. Ten people were injured after the Global touched down short of the 4,885-foot runway.

November 12, 2009 - 9:37am

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) yesterday released the final report on the landing accident of a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 11, 2007. Ten people were injured after the Global touched down seven feet six inches short of the 4,885-foot runway. The jet was operated by charter operator Jetport, but the accident flight was not a charter.

October 19, 2009 - 8:37am

ARG/US, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based aviation consulting and safety auditing company, is putting safety on display at the NBAA Convention this year. The company is asking all Platinum- and Gold Plus-rated charter operators to “Show Off Their ARG/US Rating” during the show, and encourages operators to stop by the ARG/US booth (No. 2132) to pick up their appropriate ribbon. More operators than ever qualify to be part of the showing.

May 13, 2009 - 5:21am

ARG/US International has announced acceptance of the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) to meet the audit requirements of its charter operator rating system. IS-BAO is managed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The acceptance by ARG/US is considered a significant advance toward a single audit standard for business aircraft operators.

April 29, 2009 - 5:06am

Cincinnati-based specialized aviation services company ARG/US on Thursday released an on-site safety audit report focusing on commonly seen deficiencies in safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning (ERP). The report is based on 116 audits of Part 91 and 135 operators conducted by ARG/US between Jan. 1, 2007, and Feb. 28, 2009.

March 30, 2009 - 9:37am

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) took center stage at the second annual NATA Air Charter Safety Symposium, held last month at the NTSB Training Center near Washington Dulles Airport, following its announcement that it finalized an agreement with Executive Jet Manage- ment (EJM) to conduct safety audits of the 80 vendor operators that provide supplemental lift for EJM.

December 19, 2007 - 11:30am

Aerospace OEMs are increasingly turning to the Nadcap safety auditing program to verify the standards of manufacturing processes down the supply chain. Twenty-three major manufacturers, including leading business aviation players such as Cessna, Raytheon Aircraft, Airbus, Boeing, Honeywell, GE Aircraft Engines, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Sikorsky and Bell Helicopter, are now using the cooperative system.

 
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