Montreal, 29 August 2022 — Montreal-based business aviation support services company ACASS
has been issued its second consecutive renewal of its IS-BAO Stage 3 registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). This prestigious designation, first issued to ACASS in 2017, verifies that Safety Management System (SMS) activities are fully integrated into ACASS’s aircraft management operations and that a positive safety culture is consistently sustained.
“Everyone at ACASS knows how thoroughly committed we are to operational safety, but this recognition by IBAC reaffirms it for our clients and the business aviation community worldwide. Even in the midst of the major pandemic-related challenges of the last couple years, our safety standards and practices have remained impeccable,” says Derek Holter, ACASS VP of Operations.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations was introduced by IBAC in 2003 and
ACASS received its initial IS-BAO registration in 2008. It is a code of best practices designed to help
flight departments worldwide achieve a superior level of safety and professionalism. The IS-BAO
Stage 3 registration is the highest-level registration issued by IBAC and has been awarded to only a
select group of aircraft operators worldwide. Audits are conducted every 2-3 years to ensure conformance with the standards and recommended practices.
“In our business, if your commitment to safety is in question, nothing else you do can compensate for
it,” says Andre Khury, ACASS CEO. “That being the case, the renewal of our IS-BAO Stage 3 registration is one of the most important recognitions we, as a company, can receive and something we all take great pride in.”
ACASS is a leading provider of highly customized support services for business aviation worldwide.
Since 1994, we have been empowering leaders and visionaries to own their journeys with world-class
expertise and best-in-class services, including sales & acquisition, flight crew staffing, aircraft
management, leasing, and charter. ACASS is headquartered in Montreal with regional presence
across the globe.