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April Luncheon

  • 04/12/2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cowboy's Golf Club


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Join us for lunch, networking and an educational topic!


Cowboy's Golf Club

1600 Fairway Drive

Grapevine, TX 76051  


Luncheon Presentation 


ASAP: A Proactive Approach to Safety Risk Management. Presented by Russ Lawton, Director of Safety ACSF


A confidential, non-punitive reporting program is an important cornerstone to developing a robust safety management system. Company employees are more likely to report events when they have confidence that their reports will be used to produce positive results, and not to place blame.


ASAP is an FAA/industry partnership that provides a near consequence-free environment, whereby the participants can identify safety issues and report information that can be critical in identifying potential precursors to accidents.

The Air Charter Safety Foundation is approved by the FAA to be a third-party facilitator and manage ASAP programs for companies that otherwise would not have the resources to develop and manage their own internal program.

This presentation will discuss the benefits realized by the participating companies, which include both Part 91 and 135 operations.


About Mr. Lawton:

Russ Lawton is Director of Safety and Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Manager for the Air Charter Safety Foundation. He is responsible for the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s ASAP program for participating FAR 91 and 135 companies, as well as the ACSF Industry Audit Standard for charter operators and fractional aircraft ownership companies.


He is also responsible for developing and implementing SMS programs for member companies of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and has served on the FAA SMS aviation rulemaking committee.


Lawton has held key safety roles during 38 years in aviation and system safety. Prior to joining the Air Charter Safety Foundation, he served as Director of Operations at Wyvern Consulting and was Wyvern’s lead safety auditor. He was in the first group of accredited auditors for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).


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