Company Earns IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification
LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 30, 2020 — Airshare has achieved the highest international standards for safe flight operations, earning International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 Certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the company announced today.
IBAC certified Airshare following an extensive audit of the company’s operations including flight operations, maintenance, flight control, owner services, Safety Management System (SMS) and emergency planning, in addition to accounting and marketing.
SMS is the internationally accepted framework for aviation safety and is required by regulation for airlines but optional in business aviation. The systems incorporate hazard identification and safety risk management to reduce risk to an acceptable level. Audits verify standards and recommended practices are established, utilized and effective. Stage 3 represents the most advanced level of certification designated by IS-BAO.
Airshare is one of the largest private aviation companies offering fractional ownership, jet cards, whole aircraft management and charter services. Airshare was also designated as an ARGUS International Platinum charter operator in 2018, their highest rating offered.
“The safety and comfort of our owners, passengers and flight crews has always been our top priority, and Airshare is fully committed to developing and maintaining an effective Safety Management System,” said Airshare Chief Executive Officer John Owen. “Earning IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification verifies what we have always known—that safety management activities are interwoven within every aspect of our business, and reflects the positive culture of safety that is so vitally important to us.”
Airshare earned IS-BAO Stage 1 Certification in 2014 and Stage 2 Certification in 2016.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.
Airshare serves fractional shareowners and EMBARK® jet cardholders throughout the central region of the United States including Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.; Chicago, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio; Denver; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Louisville, Ky.; Cincinnati; Tulsa and Oklahoma City; Wichita, Kan., and Buffalo, N.Y. Airshare offers whole aircraft management and charter services nationwide. It currently operates a fractional fleet of Embraer Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft, along with several other aircraft in its whole aircraft management division. For more information about Airshare and its services, please visit flyairshare.com.