Dubai-base Elite Jets has become the first company in the Middle East to obtain the coveted IS-BAO certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The Middle East Business Aviation Association is a member of IBAC.
Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance (Booth No. 3372) recently helped VC Jets of Carlsbad, Calif., earn international standard for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO) certification. According to VC Jets chief pilot Chris Neilsen, Baldwin’s “involvement helped us fill in the gaps in the development and formalization of our plan of action.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has finished a two-year project to develop International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), but release of the document is pending IBAC’s obtaining liability insurance. Development of the standards started in March 2000 and culminated shortly before the NBAA Convention last month, when the IS-BAO board signed off on the document.
Corporate flight departments around the world have started adopting the new international standards for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO). The code of conduct was launched by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) in April and is intended primarily as a means of compliance with Europe’s new JAR OPS 2 operating requirements for non-commercial business aircraft.
New Orleans-based Entergy Services, which operates three Citation 650s, has become the first U.S. company whose flight department has been issued an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certificate. The certificate was presented to Oliver Townbridge, Entergy’s manager of aviation and travel, by the International Business Aviation Council.
By next summer, a corporate flight department, probably one based in Europe, will become the first recipient of a certificate confirming that it fully meets the international standards for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO).
Kathy Perfetti, who as an FAA staffer headed the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (which resulted in FAR Part 91, Subpart K) and led the Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, has joined the International Business Aviation Council as the standards manager for IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
IBM Euroflight has become the first European corporate flight department to complete the new International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification process. The IS-BAO certificate now covers IBM’s European and U.S. flight departments, which are based respectively at Paris Le Bourget Airport and White Plains, N.Y.
Sixty operators have now completed registration under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), an industry code of best practice. The latest to sign up for the standard is the corporate flight department of the UK’s Specsavers chain of retail opticians.
The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition hosted its first IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) workshop this year, encouraging an expansion of NBAA’s safety code of best practices into Latin America.
IS-BAO was born in 1999 of a need to establish an industry-wide standard of best practices for business aircraft operators and was launched officially in May 2002.
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