IS-BAO Audits

Utilities Aviation Specialists Inc. (UAS) is certified by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to perform IS-BAO third party audits and Certification for your company, UAS have qualified Safety Auditors accredited under the standards of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) who can assist your operation with IS-BAO implementation and with gaining your companies accreditation certificate by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

Companies that have been granted IS-BAO Accreditation can benefit from a significant reduction in their insurance premiums.

What is IS-BAO & What does it stand for?

"International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations"

"IS-BAO is intended to build upon the excellent safety record already established by business aviation."
– IS-BAO website.

IS-BAO is a set of performance-based standards that use a safety management system as its cornerstone and addresses operations, maintenance, training and other related issues.

It is a code of best practices based on the ICAO International Standards and Recommended Practices and designed to help business aviation operational departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism.

The standards also provide linkages to the regulations and recommended practices specified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and to national aviation regulations.

The primary tools provided within the IS-BAO system to ensure its function include:

  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Highest quality standards and procedures
  • Risk management techniques
  • Internal and external audits

IBAC has signed an Agreement with Helicopter Association International (HAI), European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the British Helicopter Association (BHA) to jointly develop a Helicopter Edition (HE) of the IS-BAO. The HE version will have the same standards as the current IS-BAO, but with additional guidance material for helicopter operators and a specific Generic Company Operations Manual. The helicopter industry associations intend to also develop separate mission specific specifications that will supplement the IS-BAO safety standards.