SAG conducts flight operations and maintenance services, with FAA qualified pilots and A&P mechanics, in accordance with CFR 14, Part 91 – General Operating and Flight Rules and DCMA Instruction 8210.1C – Contractor’s Flight and Ground Operations. SAG has applicable Part 135-level programs in place that ensure quality maintenance management and safe aircraft maintenance operations. Our experience supports operating under FAR Part 91 since we usually support the US Government under its direct supervision and management and don’t own aircraft.
SAG has successfully and safely performed pilot and mechanic services under FAR Part 91 for the U.S. Government since 2007. Notable contracts include special operations aviation (SOA) qualification, advanced tactical flight training and support, night vision goggle qualifications, pre-deployment training, airworthiness engineering support, joint exercise support, and aircraft and weapons maintenance in support of U.S., European, and Russian-series commercial / military aircraft systems. These contracts support unit, crew and individual level flight and maintenance operations and training.
SAG consistently manages a global workforce comprised of highly skilled technical experts with a wide range of aviation experience. We have recent and relevant experience in CONUS and OCONUS on Sikorsky UH-60M, Bell-206, Bell-407, Bell-412, Bell UH-1H II, and Mi-171 series helicopters. SAG training and support imparts the technical information required for safe flight operations, proper aircraft maintenance servicing, troubleshooting, and repair.
Since forming SAG in 2004, we’ve applied the performance oriented, standards-based approach to aviation support we learned and mastered while serving in and leading elements of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) (Airborne) and aviation programs in the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, state and local airborne law enforcement agencies, and DoD.We are currently supporting U.S. Government Sikorsky UH-60M, Bell-407, and Bell-412 operations in the United States and conducting Bell UH-1H II aircraft maintenance, and pilot and maintenance training in support of the DoD in Kenya and Uganda.
Part 91 provides our U.S. Government customers flexibility by making the pilot-in-command directly responsible for, and the final authority as to, an aircraft being operated. In contrast, FAR Part 135 operator rules are more applicable to non-scheduled charter and air taxi operations. Like Part 135 operators, SAG maintains very detailed and strict operational policies and procedures that ensure high quality aviation operations and by-the-book, safe maintenance support.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Operating under Part 91 and Part 61 (Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors); SAG has an established Drug and Alcohol Testing Program that is compliant with FAA Title 14, Part 120 – Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, and in effect since 2007.
Aviation Tool Control and Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Prevention Program
SAG has sustained an Aviation Tool Control and FOD Prevention Program since 2007. It is a procedure that addresses awareness, prevention / detection, removal, and evaluation.
Tool Control is one of the most significant aspects of a sound FOD Prevention Program. SAG has a separate Tool Control Program that implements a means to rapidly account for all tools after completing a maintenance task, reducing the potential for FOD.
Aviation Safety Management System (SMS)
SAG has an established SMS that integrates modern safety risk management and safety assurance policies and procedures in day-to-day aviation operations. Our program, in place since 2007, emphasizes safety management as a fundamental process vital to managing cost-schedule-performance. It serves as a key component of our “Keep Employees Safe” program.
Our SMS is comprised of (i) safety policy, (ii) safety risk management, (iii) safety assurance, and (iv) safety promotion. It provides a process for determining the need for, and adequacy of new or revised risk controls. Our system evaluates the continued effectiveness of the risk controls we’ve implemented and ultimately promotes a positive safety culture throughout the company.