Hunenberg/Zug, Switzerland, 21 February 2011 – This month SAC Swiss Aviation Consultants LLC, an independent aviation advisory group headquartered in Hunenberg/Zug, Switzerland with representations in Toronto/Canada and the UAE, have been awarded the IS-BAO Accreditation.
Swiss Aviation Consulting is among the few truly independent global aviation consultants, offering services such as Aircraft Asset Management, Aircraft Brokerage, Risk Management, Strategic and Operational Advisory, Continuing Airworthiness Management Services (CAMO+).
Dr. Daniel Lutolf, Managing Director of SAC commented: "SAC invests heavily in promoting industry best practices and has recognised the importance of Safety Management and Compliance Monitoring. We are proud that one of our consultants has met the demanding requirements to achieve IS-BAO Auditor Accreditation. This award is the recognition of extensive industry know-how, attention to detail, diligence and experience in the pursuit of corporate excellence and will enable SAC to support operators in all phases of IS-BAO approval and on-going compliance including registration, implementation and Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three audits. SAC would like to thank all those involved in making this undertaking possible and looks forward to a continued, active involvement in promoting the principles of safety."
IS-BAO - International Standard for Business Aviation Operations - was developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. It is a code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism.
The IS-BAO has been developed with the generally accepted principles of other international standards systems in mind. It also has been designed to be compatible with operator certification under a range of quality systems. The Safety Management System in particular is consistent with the ICAO SMS Framework, the Quality System Requirements in EU OPS, and the ISO 9000 2000 Standards. Implementation of IS-BAO by operators may also serve to satisfy certain national regulatory requirements applied by States and their civil aviation authorities (CAAs).
The IS-BAO audit program commenced in the fourth quarter of 2002. Since that time over 200 auditors from all corners of the world have received accreditation. IBAC, founded on 15 June 1981 as a non-profit, non-governmental association and which represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory forum has awarded Certificates of Registration to many flight departments that have successfully met the IS-BAO standard as verified by an accredited auditor.