IS-BAO is a code of best practice. It was developed by the industry, using contributions from companies in four continents. Benefits range from direct value-added for a flight department, to broad community benefits through widespread application of a voluntary, professional safety standard.
Specific benefits to a flight department:
Self-Education – IS-BAO helps flight departments learn from experiences of their peers.
Assist to New Operators – New flight departments can adopt a code of best practices from the beginning of operations.
Assisting Rapid Growth – Growing flight departments can introduce professional standards to facilitate and safely manage change.
Reduces Potential for Repeat Errors – Professional standards help avoid mistakes.
Raises Confidence of Board of Directors – International standardization provides globl benefits. Company executives understand the concept of industry standards to facilitate international commerce. Recognized global standards give the non-aviation executives and Board members a means of measuring the quality of flight operations.
Assurance to Employees – Employees flying on company aircraft will benefit from knowing that the flight department meets professional safety standards.
Pride in Achievement – Company executives, flight department managers and staff can feel the pride of achievement.
And for the business aviation community as a whole:
Raises the Safety Bar – Standardization fosters safety by encouraging professional operations.
Raises Confidence of Regulators – Regulators are given confidence that the business aviation industry is capable of self-governance to a high safety level. Assist to Regulators – Enables deployment of scarce safety resources to high-risk areas.
Alternative to Historical Regulatory Programs – Provides society with an alternative to traditional regulatory oversight, through application of ‘industry self-monitoring’.
Enhances Communication Amongst Operators – A team approach to keeping the standards current benefits the industry as companies learn from each other’s experiences with new equipment and procedures.
Institutionalizes Best Practices – Provides a systematic means of capturing best practices and making them available to the industry as a whole.
Public Recognition of a Well Managed Industry – A self-administered global standard fosters public confidence.
Promotes Global Harmonization – Business aviation assumes a responsible and proactive role in promoting global harmonization of operating procedures and requirements.
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