NBAA Convention News

Advanced Aircrew Bolsters SMS and IS-BAO

 - October 19, 2010, 3:30 PM

Advanced Aircrew Academy of Charleston, S.C., announced here at the NBAA Convention the completion of an online Flight Risk Assessment Tool (Frat) for Schwan Aviation.

Schwan Aviation, the flight arm of privately owned Schwan Food Company, based in Minneapolis, instituted the Frat as part of its compliance efforts for International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) registration.
"Advanced Aircrew is a great training partner," said Brad Snell, Schwan's senior director of aviation and travel. "They provide flexibility to meet our flight department training needs for SMS and IS-BAO standards."

The new Frat is based on the FAA's Information for Operators (Info) 07015. The fully editable Frat includes risk values, tolerance thresholds and risk fields, and it enables operators to customize the Frat for their individual safety management system (SMS) programs. Flight crews can submit the Frat via handheld device, iPad, laptop or desktop computer. A safety manager is automatically notified if the risk assessment exceeds operational tolerances.

Advanced Aircrew Academy (Booth No. 1815) provides classroom- and Web-based professional pilot recurrent, upgrade and proficiency courses.