The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) has experienced considerable growth over the past two years. To ensure the IS-BAO Management Team has a blueprint to facilitate management of the increase in demand and importance of the industry standard, a comprehensive study was conducted of business model options. Results of the study can be found here.
IBAC 30th Anniversary Celebrated in Aviation Journal
June 7, 2011
IBAC is now 30 years old and our birthday has been recognized in a special edition of ‘Aviation’ Business. Download the article here.
US FAA Issues SMS Guidance for General Aviation
April 13, 2011
US Federal Aviation Administration issued an InFO dated 11 April 2011 which contains information for GA operators on reasons for and how to implement SMS into their operations. IS-BAO recognized as one of the industry standards that meet international standards for SMS. Download the NBAA inFO here.
NEW SMS eLearning Course
January 6, 2011
IBAC and FlightSafety International have co-developed a new Safety Management Systems (SMS) online course entitled Safety Management Systems for Aviation Professionals. It is designed for all professionals working within flight department operations, including pilots, maintenance personnel, flight attendants, dispatchers, line personnel and administrative staff. The course takes a scenario-based approach to learning, using relatable, even humorous, real-life situations to introduce the learner to the fundamental concepts of Safety Management Systems and focuses on fostering a proactive, positive safety culture. It is also ideal refresher training for those who have previously taken an SMS course. The SMS for Aviation Professional course is more condensed than the in-depth SMS for Managers course, and is intended for personnel that do not have substantive SMS implementation responsibilities. See https://www.sky.ibac.org/safety-management/sms-elearning-course for information on the course and click here for additional information and to purchase the course.
2011 IS-BAO Amendment Info Form
November 24, 2010
The IBAC Governing Board has decided that, effective 2011, annual amendments will be made available to all IS-BAO holders free of charge through a password protected website for which all holders electing to download the amendment will be issued a unique password.
Printed versions of the annual amendment will continue to be available at cost of US$ 200 for two consecutive years and renewable by election and payment bi-annually thereafter.
To ensure that all IS-BAO holders have the opportunity to elect the service they prefer and for IBAC to efficiently provide that service, it is essential that our contacts database be current and correct well in advance of the issuance of the 2011 amendment. It has been and will continue to be the responsibility of the IS-BAO holder to notify IBAC of changes in the name/title/mailing and email address of the designated custodian of the document. We know our records contain some out of date/invalid contact information and thus we request your earnest cooperation to keep it current.
(Should your preference be to submit the completed form by fax, the number is (514) 954-6161.)
IS-BAO Newsletter for July Issued
August 10, 2010
The July 2010 IS-BAO Newsletter announces many new changes upcoming to the standard management process.
An Agreement has been signed by IBAC and members of the Helicopter Industry Associations from the US (HAI), Europe (EHA) and Great Britain (BHA) to develop a Helicopter Edition of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). A Work Group is to be named to develop the proposed new IS-BAO (HE) and work is expected to start shortly. See press release.
IBAC Presents to the ICAO Council
June 10, 2010
At the invitation of the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) IBAC completed a comprehensive briefing of the challenges and issues faced by the business aviation community. Download the presentation.
BASS Asia Scheduled for November 9, 10 & 11 in Singapore
February 25, 2010
The first of a series of Business Aviation Safety Seminars Asia (BASS-Asia) will take place in Singapore on 9,10 &11 November. On Wednesday 10 November a high level session will explore the business aviation safety record and priorities for addressing safety . Also included will be sessions on SMS and discussion of new regulatory oversight provisions. The Seminar will also feature presentations on safety tools; on Tuesday 9 November, workshops will be presented including the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). See detail at: