Alidaunia, a premier aviation company headquartered in Foggia, Italy, has announced its helicopter operations and training company have both reached Stage 3 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
The IS-BAO is developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations and is a recommended voluntary code of best practices designed to help flight operations (fixed- and rotor-wing) achieve high levels of safety and professionalism in their operations around the world. IS-BAO is a safety standard recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Doc 10004, Global Safety Plan. The Stage 3 level verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.
Alidaunia operates both rotor and fixed-wing aircraft for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and air ambulance, line scheduled flights, oil & gas, and civil protection services contracted by several Public Administrations in different regions of Italy and abroad.
Alidaunia is also Leonardo Helicopters Division Excellent Service Centre and Designated Engine Maintenance Facility for Pratt & Whitney.
“The entire Alidaunia organization should be very proud of this Stage 3 achievement,” said Andrew Karas, Director of IS-BAO. “Alidaunia is an impressive example of how IS-BAO, a voluntary standard, can be integrated across the operation and become a part of the safety culture.”
“We are very excited to have reached this level in both our operation and our training organization. It is truly a testament to our team’s commitment to safety and to a strong safety culture for our operation,” said Vincenzo Pucillo – FOM of Alidaunia. “We are proud to advance our business to IS-BAO Stage 3 and share this achievement of professionalism with our clients and colleagues.”