IS-BAO is an industry code of best practices developed by the international business aviation community for the benefit its members. It is the group’s contribution to promoting highly professional operational practices that will build on the excellent safety record already established by business aviation. Conforming to these standards and recommended practices is voluntary and may be self-administered. However, recognition for implementation of and conformance to the standards is available via an auditing process that results in an IBAC certificate of registration.
The program centers on the Safety Management System (SMS) developed by ICAO and other operations-critical industries. It leads the operator from establishment of beginning principles to a sustainable SMS and operations program to a performance-based, risk averse culture for both large and small operations. Audits conducted every two years ensure conformance with the standard and provide valuable feedback to the operator. The registration certificate issued upon successful completion of an audit serves as proof of compliance with several key ICAO standards, which are required for operations in number of countries.
More than 700 business aviation operators in 35 countries are currently IS-BAO registered, which continue to improve their safety risk profile and operating effectiveness and efficiency.
IS-BAO registered operators are enthusiastic in their praise of the program noting that since implementation they experience:
• Enhanced operational safety through predictive and proactive methods
• A sense of teamwork and pride of achievement among their personnel
• Improved efficiency and effectiveness through an integrated management system
• Increased senior management understanding and appreciation for the flight department
• Reduced insurance rates
• The ability to measure overall department performance
To know more about IS-BAO, please visit: www.ibac.org.
Additionally, we can provide for the Helicopter Association International's Safety Accreditation (HAI-APS) audit.
Helicopter Association International promotes operating to a higher standard. HAI's Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) program helps helicopter operators reduce accident and incident rates by improving their safety culture. HAI developed the program to help participating businesses “fly to a higher standard” of safety and professionalism.
To know more about HAI-APS, please visit: www.rotor.org.