AccuFleet International Chairman Appointed to Dept. of Transportation Safety Committee
OCTOBER 24, 2019 HOUSTON, TEXAS: AccuFleet International Chairman and owner James Davis has been appointed as a passenger air service providers representative member by Secretary Elaine Chao to the United States Department of Transportation’s Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee for a term of up to 2 years.
The Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee provides information to the Secretary of Transportation on new lithium battery technology and transportation safety practices and provides recommendations to the Secretary with respect to lithium battery air transportation safety, including how best to implement activities to increase awareness of requirements and their importance to travelers and shippers. It consists of 20 individuals from a range of industries and government agencies.
“Your work representing the views of passenger air service providers will greatly benefit the efforts of the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee and the Department to improve the safe air transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries, as well as efforts to improve the effectiveness and minimize the economic and social impacts of the regulations of such transportation,” wrote Secretary Chao of Mr. Davis, “Your experience and leadership will add valuable insights and perspectives that will help further the committee’s mission.”
Mr. Davis is the Chairman of AccuFleet, a national airline ground handling vendor, and the world’s largest handler of airline upholstery, with full fleet coverage of both United Airlines and American Airlines. He is on the Board of Airline Fabricare Systems, which leases aviation interior products. A Federal Aviation Administration Designated Engineering Representative for more than 20 years, Mr. Davis has developed and operated AccuFleet Testing Services, the premier independent aircraft fire safety testing facility.
Prior to joining AccuFleet, Mr. Davis was a consultant with Price Waterhouse and an engineer at Texas Instruments. Mr. Davis earned a Master of Science in Operation Research and a Master of Business Administration, both from Southern Methodist University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
An industry pioneer, AccuFleet Testing Services was founded in 1981 in response to the FAA’s earliest mandates for flammability testing. The company now offers a full suite of flammability tests in its state-of-the-art, 15,000 sq. ft. facility in north Houston, close to IAH. AccuFleet is ISO 17025:2017 accredited and ISO 9001:2015 certified, and its expertly trained professionals attend all FAA meetings to stay abreast of the latest technologies. For more information, please visit www.AccuFleetTesting.com.