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Execaire Montreal gains Stage III IS-BAO
In tandem with its ARGUS Platinum Rating, IS-BAO Stage III accreditation marks Execaire's commitment to compliance with strict operating procedures and superior qualification standards in Montreal.
Read this story in our October 2019 printed issue.

Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group's (IEAG) Montreal-based operator Execaire, has been accredited as IS-BAO Stage III compliant by the International Business Aviation Council.

With aircraft based internationally as well as across the Canadian cities of Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver, the company says that this international accreditation reflects its its "unwavering commitment to capturing, managing and mitigating operational risks through the use of its safety management system (SMS) at all levels of the organisation".

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. It is an industry standard built for operators, by operators, that requires processes and procedures based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.

Fellow IEAG operator Image Air Charter is now a holder of ARGUS International's Platinum safety rating, as is Execaire since 2010, having been awarded the designation earlier this month. Both the ARGUS and the IS-BAO safety certifications continue to be the most widely recognised confirmation of quality for charter/aircraft operations, and only a select group of operators worldwide have earned both certifications concurrently.

Since 1967, corporate aircraft owners have trusted IEAG to manage their aircraft with a fully integrated service offering and capability to support its customers throughout the life cycle of their aircraft.

“These accreditations are a true testament to our operational philosophy and our efforts to consistently and continuously reinforce our safety culture,” says IEAG president Michael Fedele. “It marks an important milestone in our evolution and serves to reinforce our 100 per cent commitment to safe and efficient aircraft operations utilising our industry-leading SMS programme.”

IEAG is a full-service provider of aviation and technical support services to business aircraft OEMs, owners, operators and commercial airlines. Based in Montreal, Quebec, it offers a full range of MRO and technical services, including non-destructive testing, and has maintenance capabilities and FBO services at airports across Canada. IEAG is also the exclusive authorised sales representative for Cessna in Canada and been an authorised service facility in Toronto for over 40 years. With service agreements touching 58 aircraft, IEAG has complete aircraft management and flight operations capabilities, as well as a large portion of its business jet fleet available for charter under the Execaire and Image Air banners.

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