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Creator of Passenger Safety Cards Focuses on the Details

Air Safety Art International (ASAI) is a family-owned company in Bellingham, WA with only three full-time employees that creates passenger safety cards for more than 100 aircraft models. Passenger safety cards are required aboard all aircraft operating under Part 135 and are recommended on any flight, whenever passengers unfamiliar with the aircraft are aboard.

“We specialize in corporate and privately-owned airplanes, including pistons, turboprops and jets,” said Larry Bruns, ASAI director of operations. ASAI is the recommended supplier for Jet Aviation in St. Louis, NetJets U.S. and TAG Aviation UK. Every aircraft assembled at Dassault Falcon’s Little Rock factory is shipped with an ASAI card.

The cards ASAI creates for Part 135 operators are fully customized and can be printed in any language. “Every card is specific to your aircraft: your equipment, your floor plan, your life vests, etc.” said Bruns.

While ASAI has attended NBAA’s Convention several times before, this is the first time they have exhibited. They’ve lined up meetings with existing and potential partners, and believe if operators try out their cards, they’ll become customers.

ASAI Lead Designer Brock Fisher gives an example of the company’s attention to detail: “The Challenger 300 is the only Bombardier aircraft with a green handle on the door, and on our card, the handle is green.”