Farnborough, 22nd March 2017 – TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has demonstrated its commitment to safety by successfully renewing International Standard Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification, the highest level of achievement to be awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The UK-based operating Centre also renewed its accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety program last summer.
The IS-BAO code of best practices requires flight departments to analyse the processes involved in day-to-day operations and provides managers with tools to foster an environment where safety, efficiency and a commitment to continuous improvement are integrated into all operations. Only operators who independently choose to participate in these third party guidelines are audited and eligible to receive the prestigious IS-BAO.
“Safety is one of the core values of TAG Aviation and the entire team has worked very hard to renew this distinguished accreditation for a further three years” said Pat
ricia Davis, Head of Compliance and Safety, TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd. “By maintaining the highest level of IS-BAO accreditation it reassures our customers that our safety management activities are fully integrated into our business and that a positive safety culture is in place.”
According to IS-BAO policy, the objective of a Stage 3 evaluation is to confirm firstly, that the SMS is sustained and supported by an on-going improvement process, secondly, a positive safety culture is in place and thirdly, safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business. “We are pleased to see TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd maintain a Stage 3 IS-BAO registered SMS. A successful IS-BAO Stage 3 audit evaluates safety culture and safety systems in detail. This achievement requires significant effort and commitment to safety culture by an operator. Congratulations” said Bennett Walsh, IS-BAO, Program Director, International Business Aviation Council.
About TAG Aviation
TAG Aviation has pioneered industry standards in business aviation client service, safety systems, operational excellence and bespoke training, with a history dating back to 1966. TAG Aviation is a global company that includes TAG Aviation Europe, TAG Aviation Asia in Hong Kong and TAG Aviation Middle East in Bahrain. The company offers a broad range of business aviation services including aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO/handling. Globally, TAG Aviation manages a fleet of over 120 aircraft, with around 50 available for charter. The company also provides comprehensive maintenance and engineering services in nine locations (Geneva, Sion, Farnborough, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, Madrid, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Lomé). The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and comprises of operating centres in Geneva, Farnborough (London), Madrid and Hong Kong. TAG Aviation’s FBO facilities in Geneva and TAG Farnborough Airport, a sister company, have repeatedly been rated among the top three FBOs worldwide. TAG Aviation employs over 1,200 aviation professionals worldwide including nearly 600 pilots and cabin crew. TAG Global Training, TAG Aviation’s training division, trains an average of 3,000 aviation professionals each year. www.tagaviation.com
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is a Council of business aviation associations based in Montreal, Canada. IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide and is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) with permanent observer status with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the UN Specialised Agency for aviation matters. Learn more at www.ibac.org
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