Swiss business aviation operator TAG Aviation has strengthened its dedication to safety excellence by renewing its IS-BAO Stage 2 certification. The Switzerland-based operating center also renewed its accreditation to the Wingman Wyvern safety program earlier this year at EBACE 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Highly regarded by the aviation industry worldwide, successful completion of the IS-BAO accreditation requires a comprehensive on-site audit and assessment of safety-related operational processes and management systems, including mitigating risk via performance-based standards and guidance protocols for the operator’s Safety Management System (SMS), Emergency Response Plan and documented records of aircraft operation and maintenance. Less than 20% of all operators have the distinction of achieving Stage 2 status.
“Successfully completing the prestigious IS-BAO audit puts us in an elite category of aviation operators throughout the world dedicated to safety and operational excellence,” said Erwan Clolery, safety and compliance monitoring manager, TAG Aviation Geneva.
“It is testament to our mature level of expertise and demonstrates to our customers our on-going investment to achieve the highest possible safety standards and professional quality operating standards.”
According to IS-BAO policy, the objective of a Stage 2 evaluation is to confirm that the SMS is functioning, results are being measured, safety management activities are appropriately targeted and safety risks are being appropriately managed by the operator.
“We congratulate TAG Aviation on achieving IS-BAO Stage 2 registration and joining the distinguished group of operators worldwide who have successfully earned this recognition,” said Sonnie Bates, IS-BAO program director, International Business Aviation Council, which runs the program.
November 2, 2015