IBAC Director General Appointed
September 12, 2012

Kurt Edwards has been appointed as the new IBAC Director General, effective the beginning of September. Mr. Edwards replaces Don Spruston who last year announced his intent to step down as soon as a replacement was found. See the Press Release here.

IBAC Bulletins Posted
April 19, 2012

The attention of business aviation operators and flight crews is drawn to Bulletins B12-03 “In-flight Fuel Management” and B12-04 “Flight Plan 2012” recently posted on the IBAC Website.

IS-BAO Amended to Facilitate Implementation by Helicopter Operators
December 13, 2011

IBAC and three helicopter associations (HAI, BHA and EHA) joined forces to complete a thorough review and amendment of the IS-BAO Safety Standard to incorporate changes to better recognize helicopter operations. The amended standard will be available in January’s IS-BAO amendment. For further information download the Press Release.

IBAC Completes Comprehensive Business Model Study of IS-BAO Safety Code of Practice
June 8, 2011

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 [...]

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. Click above for more.

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 [...]

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 [...]
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