eVTOL Air Taxi Operator Joby Earns IS-BAO Safety Standard

 - May 22, 2023, 5:07 PM
Joby Aviation plans to operate air taxi services with its four-passenger eVTOL aircraft. (Image: Joby Aviation)

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has recognized Joby Aviation as the first advanced air mobility company to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) registration, highlighting its commitment to safety. The company is aiming to certify and start operating its four-passenger eVTOL aircraft by 2025 and holds an FAA's Part 135 air operators certificate

As the globally recognized voluntary safety standard, IS-BAO helps operators apply industry best practices by challenging them to review and compare their safety-related policies, processes, and procedures and then make improvements. Developed by the business aviation community, IS-BAO promotes high-quality operating practices by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools for the implementation and delivery of a safety management system (SMS) appropriate to all operational profiles. 

Representing the interests of business aviation worldwide, IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization. IBAC promotes and manages standards for best safety practices through its IS-BAO; International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH); safety management tool kit; SMS e-learning training; and crew card. Recently introduced in partnership with CTX, the IBAC Carbon Credit Exchange provides the business aviation community with a reliable resource for real-time carbon offsetting, said the group.