Bombardier's demonstration aircraft operations team has again earned IS-BAO Stage III accreditation for its ongoing commitment to the implementation of a robust safety culture.
Stage III designation is the highest level of recognition issued by IBAC, and this year's award marks the second consecutive time that the Bombardier demonstration aircraft team has earned this designation. The team first achieved Stage III certification in 2018, IS-BAO's highest safety rating for developing and maintaining an effective SMS for its demonstration aircraft. The designation, given out every three years, continues to shine a light on the organisation's overall commitment to an outstanding safety culture for its customers and employees.
“Bombardier is committed to ensuring all levels of its operations meet the highest safety standards, and this recognition from IBAC aptly reflects the high safety standard displayed by our demonstration aircraft operations team,” says Andy Nureddin, VP of customer support at Bombardier. “Our goal is to meet and exceed safety protocols and professionalism throughout all of our operations, and we will continue to ensure our SMS programme exceeds all industry safety standards.”
Based in Hartford, Connecticut, Bombardier's demonstration aviation team prides itself on delivering the safest flying environment while delivering an amazing experience to its customers. The team is dedicated to achieving a higher level of corporate responsibility and professionalism in the aviation industry, and aims to provide expertise, guidance, mentoring and creative support solutions to its customers. In addition to implementing stringent measures to attain Stage III status, the crew also enhances the company's safety culture by vetting charter operators for crew hours, holding monthly safety committee meetings and implementing stringent COVID-19 procedures for crew and passengers.
The Bombardier demonstration aircraft team is a steward of the OEM's annual Safety Standdown event. Safety Standdown provides aviation professionals with essential knowledge-based aviation training and learning. Held in concert with a series of comprehensive monthly Safety Talks, Standdown's goal is to foster a community of aviation professionals who are committed to lifelong learning and to disseminating higher standards of safety and professionalism throughout the industry.