IBAC Congratulates Joby Aviation on Becoming First eVTOL/AAM to Adopt IS-BAO Safety Standard
Montreal – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) congratulates Joby Aviation on becoming the first advanced air mobility (AAM) company to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO™) registration, which highlights their commitment to safety.
Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General commented, “Joby Aviation is a leader in advanced air mobility. We congratulate them on achieving Stage 1 IS-BAO and look forward to working with them and others in this evolving aviation segment to demonstrate excellence in safety and continuous improvement.”
Andrew Karas, Director IS-BAO Programme, said, “It’s exciting to see Joby make this commitment to safety in their operation from the start. They have been active in our IS-BAO AAM working group and contributed to the adaptation process of the standard to this new sector. Our team has enjoyed working with the Joby safety team and admire their hard work and professionalism.”
Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation, said, “Achieving this milestone is an important step towards developing our operational muscle and we’re grateful to the team at IBAC for their leadership in this space.”
As the globally recognized voluntary safety standard, IS-BAO assists operators in applying industry best practices by challenging them to review and compare their safety-related policies, processes, and procedures and then make improvements, elevating them to a global standard. IS-BAO was developed by the business aviation community and is designed to promote high-quality operating practices by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to facilitate the implementation and deliver a safety management system (SMS) appropriate to all operational profiles.
Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, email@example.com
About International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)
IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Crew Card. Recently introduced in partnership with CTX, the IBAC Carbon Credit Exchange provides the business
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