Washington, DC, July 9, 2019 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation’s (ACSF) is pleased to announce the selection of Joshua Hebert, Founder and CEO of Magellan Jets, as the new ACSF Chairman. Additionally, Robert Rufli, Vice-President and Director of Flight Operations of Pentastar Aviation was elected the new ACSF Vice-Chairman, beginning July 1, 2019. Hebert succeeds Mike Graham, Director, Flight Operations Safety, Security and Standardization whose term expired June 30, 2019.
Mr. Hebert founded Magellan Jets in 2008 with 16 years of experience in finance, marketing, and aviation. His expertise in business start-ups, transformations, search engine optimization, and marketing has enabled him to grow Magellan Jets into the brand it is today. In founding Magellan Jets, Hebert melded his passion for aviation with his knowledge and financial savvy, which he gleaned from starting his career on Wall Street at Paine Webber and Shearson Lehman Brothers. Mr. Rufli has over 35 years experience in aviation operations of large and small business jet aircraft in FAR part 135, 121 supplemental and 125 corporate operations including extensive knowledge of FAA operational certification and certificate merger projects. Additionally, Bob has been involved with several mergers and acquisitions implementing metrics driven processes and Safety Management cultures and programs.
“Both Joshua and Bob have been invaluable members of the ACSF Executive Committee and Board of Governors,” said ACSF President Bryan Burns. “With their knowledge and experience as leaders in the aviation industry, they will continue to support and promote the foundation’s ongoing risk management programs.”