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Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces Changes to Staff, Board of Governors

Washington, DC, July 5, 2022 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero), a non-profit aviation safety organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., welcomes Robert Rufli as Director of Operations. The ACSF also welcomes the following changes to its Board of Governors: Todd Weeber as Chair, Jessie Naor as Vice Chair and John Brogan as Treasurer.

Rufli, who formerly served as head of the ACSF’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee, is being succeeded in that position by Todd Weeber. Weeber is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Safety and Service for Magellan Jets, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

In the newly created operations role, Rufli will be responsible for maintaining the ACSF SMS Toolkit, which he was instrumental in helping develop and bring to market in 2021. Additionally, he will support the ACSF’s programs, including its Industry Audit Standard, the Aviation Safety Action Program as well as the organization’s Flight Data Monitoring services.

The ACSF’s President, Bryan Burns, said that he’s very gratified Rufli will be heading 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.”

New Board Leadership

Todd Weeber said of his appointment as the ACSF Board Chair, “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.”

As members of the ACSF’s Executive Committee, Jessie Naor will succeed Weeber as Vice Chair and John Brogan will succeed Joe Salata as Board Treasurer. Naor is the President of GrandView Aviation based in the Baltimore, Maryland area, and Brogan is the President of USAIG, based in New York, New York.

To view a list of all members of the Board of Governors, visit .acsf.aero/board-of-governors/. To become a member of the ACSF, visit acsf.aero/join/.

About the ACSF

The Air Charter Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization with 290+ member companies. Its mission is to lead and support the advancement of the highest safety standards available; to enable the business, charter and fractional ownership industry to offer the safest air transportation products in the world; and to provide objective information about these standards and services to the public. In accordance with its mission, the ACSF developed the Industry Audit Standard for Part 135 and 91K operators, which serves as a detailed gap analysis of an operator’s management practices. The ACSF also administers the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) in partnership with the FAA. The ASAP, which has nearly 210 participants, makes use of member employee input to identify significant safety concerns and issues, operational deficiencies, non-compliance with regulations, deviations from company policies and procedures, and unusual events. The ACSF hosts an annual Air Charter Safety Symposium, with information available at acsf.aero/symposium.

Reviewed by: Greg Guenther

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