The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) has launched its flight school accreditation program.
The purpose of flight school accreditation is to maintain the highest standard for flight schools with respect to industry business practices and professionalism, according to officials.
“For the first time in the history of flight training, flight schools will be able to determine if their business model meets a set of minimum standards developed by their peers,” said FSANA President and CEO Robert Rockmaker. “As a result, the business of flight training will be well served for years to come.”
The FSANA Accreditation Committee, consisting of member flight school owners and operators along with a variety of industry partners, were responsible for drafting the new accreditation program. The program is built on seven core business strategies:
- Risk management
- Business practices
- Finance and accounting
- Customer satisfaction
Flight school accreditation will also provide the general public with an opportunity to identify flight schools that comply with the FSANA “Code of Ethics” and meet or exceed the FSANA accreditation standards, officials said.
Established in 2009, the Flight School Association of North America is dedicated solely to the flight training industry. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, FSANA represents flight schools, firms that provide products and services to the flight training or aviation industry, and other supporting partners.