The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) appointed Robert Rufli to fill the newly created position of director of operations and announced several changes to its Board of Governors and Executive Committee.
Todd Weeber, COO and head of safety and service for Magellan Jets, will step into the role formerly held by Rufli on ACSF’s Board of Governors as chair, while Jessie Naor, president of GrandView Aviation, will succeed Weeber as vice-chair. Additionally, John Brogan, president of USAIG, will succeed Joe Salata as treasurer.
In his new role, Rufli will be responsible for maintaining the ACSF safety management system toolkit, which he was instrumental in helping develop and bring to market in 2021, according to the organization. He will also support the ACSF’s programs, including its Industry Audit Standard and the Aviation Safety Action Program as well as the organization’s flight data monitoring services.
ACSF president Bryan Burns said he is gratified that Rufli, who formerly was v-p of flight operations and director of operations for Pentastar Aviation, will head up such a critical set of the organization’s functions. “Bob’s commitment to safety speaks for itself,” Burns noted. “We’re extremely lucky to have an aviation leader of his caliber in such an important role on our team.” While at Penstar, Rufli helped evolve the organization's safety management system.
Weeber said of his appointment, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to take on this leadership position and work together with our Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and Advisory Board to continue to execute ACSF’s strategic and inclusive vision for the future of aviation safety.”