November 19, 2018

Operators recognised for long-term commitment
IS-BAO has the safety management system concept at its core, and 17 operators including IBM, Shell and Boeing have consistently upheld the high standards required to retain IS-BAO status.

IBM, Shell Aircraft Limited and Boeing Executive Flight Operations have been honoured by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) at a reception for outstanding longevity of participation in IS-BAO. Among the 17 operators achieving the 10 and 15-year milestones, the companies attended a reception in Orlando to accept certificates of recognition from IS-BAO programme director Bennet Walsh.

Launched in 2002, IS-BAO is a voluntary, global code of best safety practices for the business aviation industry designed by the business aviation industry. Tailored specifically for operators, IS-BAO is built upon and consistent with the standards and recommended practices of ICAO and has the safety management system concept at its core. The standard is recognised by several national regulatory authorities.

“These operators are industry leaders as well as pioneers in their adoption of the global IBAC safety standard, and we commend them for their commitment to excellence and safety,” states IBAC director general Kurt Edwards. “Congratulations to all our 10 and 15-year recipients. I am sure the management and staff of these companies are very proud of their flight operations' pledge to professionalism and their continued dedication to a safety culture.”

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