To promote Covid-19 vaccination participation among business aviation operators and hasten the reopening of international borders, Hong Kong-based business aviation consultancy and safety auditor Aviation Safety Asia is offering operators a chance to win an audit incentive worth $15,000.
To enter, private jet operators registered under IBAC's IS-BAO program as of June 1—including those who participate in special missions or aeromedical operations—must present proof by August 1 that all of their permanent staff are vaccinated for Covid-19. After that date, one company will be randomly selected to receive a complimentary renewal accreditation audit for IS-BAO Stage 1, 2, or 3, depending on what level they have achieved. The audit, which is typically conducted over two or three days, must be completed before Dec. 15, 2021.
“Increasing the vaccination rates of aviation staff is a key element to ensure the safety of all in our industry and those we serve,” said company director Dane Williams, adding that Aviation Safety Asia sees increased vaccination as being fundamental protection against the pandemic. “We want nothing more than for the international borders to reopen safely, for economies to be rebuilt, and jobs protected.”