HAI Convention News

UK's Heli Air First IS-BAO (H) Registrant

 - February 12, 2012, 7:00 PM

A British Helicopter Association member, Heli Air, has achieved International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration under the industry’s amended safety standard that now facilitates implementation for rotary wing operations.

A world first under the 2012 amended standard, the Heli Air registration was developed by a small consortium of specialists comprising the British Helicopter Association, Hayward Aviation Ltd., Heli Air and AviateQ International, all strongly supported by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) in Montreal. As part of the IS-BAO (H) audit process, all safety aspects of the Heli Air business were assessed to a level well above the minimum regulatory requirement, based on industry best practices.

Heli Air, said to be the UK’s leading authorized distributor of Robinson helicopters, operates a 30-helicopter fleet of 10 different types from multiple bases. It offers services ranging from pipeline surveillance, charter and training to helicopter sales and in-house maintenance.