“At Aitheras we live and breathe safety. For us, it’s not just about a safety manual that sits on the shelf. It is a part of our culture and what we do day-in and day-out. It’s my full-time job but, in reality, it’s a team effort, and we all live it and make it happen each and every flight.”
Clyde Cruse is the Director of Safety at Aitheras Aviation. Clyde has a background in the Air EMS industry which involved flying Lear Jets both internationally and domestically. This experience helps to provide insight into any of the safety issues that are mitigated for the company. As the Director of Safety, Clyde is responsible for ensuring that safety policies, processes and regulations are followed. He serves as the primary point of contact with the FAA for the agency’s Safety Management System Voluntary Program (SMSVP). All safety training and communications come under Clyde’s authority. One of his primary focus areas is to meet with employees internally to make sure they understand how the safety function fits within their individual job descriptions. He is a driving force behind the company’s intense safety culture.
Kent State University, BS, Flight Technology
FAA ATP/CFI/MEI, CE-500 & LR-JET
DOT SMS/SRM Trainer