US FAA Issues SMS Guidance for General Aviation

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.

IBAC and Helicopter Community Collaborate on IS-BAO for Helicopter Operators

An Agreement has been signed by IBAC and members of the Helicopter Industry Associations from the US (HAI), Europe (EHA) and Great Britain (BHA) to develop a Helicopter Edition of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). A Work Group is to be named to develop the proposed new IS-BAO (HE) and work is expected to start shortly. See <a href="">press release</a>.

IBAC Presents to the ICAO Council

At the invitation of the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) IBAC completed a comprehensive briefing of the challenges and issues faced by the business aviation community. <a href="" target="_blank">Download the presentation</a>.

BASS Asia Scheduled for November 9, 10 & 11 in Singapore

<a href=""><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-183" title="bass10_icon" src="/wp-content/uploads/bass10_icon1.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="143" /></a>The first of a series of Business Aviation Safety Seminars Asia (BASS-Asia) will take place in Singapore on 10-11 November (postponed from earlier announced date of 13-14 April). On 10 November a high level session will explore the business aviation safety record and priorities for addressing safety . Also included will be sessions on SMS and discussion of new regulatory oversight provisions. The Seminar will also feature presentations on safety tools; on the second day, workshops will be presented including the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). See detail at:<br><a href="" target="_New"></a>.