18th July, 19th July – Hilton Garden Inn, Luton
Fundamentals of IS-BA0: 18 July 2017
IS-BAO Auditing: 19 July 2017
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.
IS-BAO was amended in 2012 to facilitate implementation by helicopter operators. This was a joint effort between IBAC, the helicopter associations HAI, BHA and EHA.
IS-BAO While developing and maintaining a Safety Management System (SMS) is not required under current FAA regulations, the industry is projecting that by as early as 2014 the FAA could mandate SMS compliance for Part 135 operations. There are over 700 IS-BAO registered operators in the U.S. and around the world, and that number continues to grow as more flight departments and operators begin to see value in not only managing a safe aviation environment, but empowering a whole organization to be involved in a safety culture.
Fundamentals of IS-BAH: 20 July 17
IS-BAH Auditing: 21 July 17
As a parallel program to IS-BAO, IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have developed International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH), a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features an SMS as its core.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety management system (SMS).
IS-BAH follows the long-established format and structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program and incorporates many of the guidelines from NATA’s popular Ground Audit Standard as well as elements of that association’s Safety 1st training program. As a global industry code of best practices, IS-BAH will provide standardization to handlers and operators around the world, helping them meet the coming SMS requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).