The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) introduced the IS-BAO program in 2002 to foster standardized, safe and highly professional aircraft operations. IS-BAO — International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations — is a code of best practice. It is intended to build upon the excellent safety record already established by business aviation.

Flight Departments implementing IS-BAO may wish to obtain a Certificate of Registration from IBAC, thus demonstrating compliance to a recognized international standard. Certificates of Registration are issued by IBAC to flight departments that have demonstrated compliance through successful completion of a third party industry audit by an IBAC Accredited Auditor.

R. Dixon Speas Associates assists flight departments to obtain an IS-BAO Certificate of Registration in two ways:

  • Development and implementation of the internal policies and procedures that will qualify the department for a Certificate of Registration

  • Completion of the compliance audit required for the Certificate of Registration

To avoid conflicts of interest, we do not conduct certification audits of flight departments that we have assisted to implement the required IS-BAO standards.