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="http://www.ibac.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Helicopter_IS-BAO_press_release_15June20101.doc">press release</a>.
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="http://www.ibac.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IBACBriefing-to-the-ICAO-Council-10-June-2010-Final-Compatibility-Mode.pdf" target="_blank">Download the presentation</a>.
<a href="http://flightsafety.org/aviation-safety-seminars/business-aviation-safety-seminar-asia-2010"><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="http://flightsafety.org/aviation-safety-seminars/business-aviation-safety-seminar-asia-2010" target="_New">http://flightsafety.org/aviation-safety-seminars/business-aviation-safety-seminar-asia-2010</a>.