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Paragon continues FBO safety efforts through 2024
Paragon is funding an Online Safety Officer programme for all FBO network members for a fourth year. The programme provides safety communication, training and regulatory compliance through monthly meetings.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Paragon Aviation Group, the international network of audited FBOs and handling agents, is continuing its commitment to safety by funding an Online Safety Officer (OSO) programme for all network FBOs worldwide for a fourth consecutive year.

Safety is one of the five pillars that Paragon Aviation Group considers mandatory for their FBOs to possess. Along with quality, reliability, value and service, each FBO and handling location must maintain NATA Safety 1st Certified status, IS-BAH Certified status or uphold an equivalent program certification.

The OSO programme provides consistent, industry-leading safety communication, training and regulatory compliance through monthly safety meetings. Regardless of the FBO's size, staffing level or stage of SMS, the programme offers a complete framework for an effective safety promotion and communication programme meeting several IS-BAH and SMS requirements.

Paragon Preferred Strategic Partner, Polaris Aero, will lead the OSO programme for 2024. Polaris Aero provides intelligence software and services to simplify and streamline safety for line personnel, safety managers and operation management. Its VOCUS cloud-based platform apps offer comprehensive SMS e-learning, advanced risk assessment and next-generation safety management systems.

Paragon is also actively encouraging FBO members to complete the annual Gulfstream Ground Handling and Service Training course. Gulfstream, in association with FlightSafety International, has meticulously developed online courses tailored for line service technicians, covering all models of large and mid-cabin Gulfstream aircraft. The training focuses on enhancing awareness of aircraft safety protocols during servicing, thereby ensuring improved dispatch reliability and operational efficiency.

"Paragon's commitment to safety is an investment in our members," says PAG president Megan Barnes. "I want our members to have the support they need not only to remain in compliance, but ensure their teams' training requirements are met consistently. We are proud to work with safety leaders like Polaris Aero, Gulfstream and FlightSafety International."

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