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Six-year audit signifies Sino Jet for Stage III safety
No operator in mainland China had achieved IS-BAO Stage III before Sino Jet, and being the first carries a weight of responsibility. President Chris Wu says that he is ready to rise to the challenge and inspire others to follow.
Sino Jet passing IS-BAO Stage III sets the bar high for other operators in the region.
Read this story in our March 2019 printed issue.

Chinese company Sino Jet became the first mainland operator to obtain IS-BAO Stage III, the internationally recognised safety standard from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), in October last year. The company's president in Beijing, Ms. Chris Wu, has since revealed that Sino Jet leverages data analytics to continually advance its safety record, enhance efficiency, and improve business practices.

IS-BAO Stage III is the highest level in a six-year performance-based assessment that recognises compliance with IS-BAO standards and practices. In order to become the first operator in mainland China to reach this level, an in-depth audit and rating of its safety management system (SMS) since 2013 was carried out. The company's SMS is used to identify and prevent risk. Hazards and latent dangers are identified, addressed, then measures are put in place to prevent potential risks. As an end-to-end process, the data is then also used for training purposes to improve and maintain the highest international safety standards.

The essential criteria for obtaining Stage III certification is to gather, store and monitor a multitude of operational data and then comprehensively evaluate it to promote safety. During the certification process Sino Jet evidenced that it satisfied this rigorous evaluation.

Says Wu: “Being the first company in mainland China to obtain Stage III certification is a huge honour and an enormous responsibility. We have set the bar for the industry here and will continually re-evaluate our systems to ensure that we maintain this standard for our stakeholders.

“This is a huge milestone for Sino Jet and one that will support the company as we continue to grow. We thank the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and IBAC for recognising and supporting our SMS. We worked hard to reach this point and we will remain focussed on delivering safety, security, service and value to our stakeholders. We thank the industry for its recognition.”

Founder and group president Jenny Lau adds: “Sino Jet is a well-established organisation. One of our differentiators is that we consistently prioritise stability, safety, service and standards above all other business goals. We are proud to have evidenced this over the last six years of continuous successful safety assessments. We retain a competitive edge by ensuring an unwavering commitment to these values, while also seeking new business opportunities in growth sectors.”

Sino Jet was founded in 2011 and operates approximately 40 aircraft across Greater China.

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