Wing Aviation, the charter operator sister to brokerage Alliance Aviation, has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation.
Orlando-based Wing Aviation Group joins the ACSF’s 245 other members. The group focuses on leading and supporting the advancement of aviation safety standards. Wing will also participate in the ACSF’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
“The ACSF literally stands for safety, and one of the critical factors for Wing is to align itself with the optimal partners and ensure that we are operating with the highest standards,” said Kevin Wargo, CEO of Wing Aviation.
The ASAP is a separate program administered by the ACSF in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Participation in the ASAP enables aviation employees to voluntarily report significant safety concerns, non-compliance with regulations, and other unusual events. Each report is investigated, and corrective actions are determined based on a non-disciplinary approach to flight safety.
Aaron Smith, Wing Aviation Group’s Safety Director and Gulfstream captain noted that the company’s decision to participate in the ASAP is similarly based on its safety emphasis. “We feel the program allows users to be more open with incidents that may occur. Incidents would have normally gone unreported. Because of how the ASAP system works, we’re confident it will increase our overall safety culture within the company.”
ACSF President Bryan Burns said, “The standard of leadership in this company is obvious from the degree of thought and consideration that have gone into joining us,” he said. “Their safety rationale is right on target and completely aligned with our ACSF and ASAP mission.”
Wing currently has 12 aircraft under management, according to its website, including seven Gulfstream GIV-SPs.
Alliance, the brokerage arm, sells fixed-rate jet cards with guaranteed availability. Fixed-rate service area outside the Continental U.S. includes Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska.