Hillsboro Aviation achieves IS-BAO Stage 3 certification


Hillsboro Aviation has achieved Stage 3 accreditation from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).

The IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is an internationally recognized set safety standards for business aviation, focused on developing a code of best practices for business aviation operators who utilize safety management systems (SMS) for risk assessment and mitigation.

Stage 3 accreditation verifies Hillsboro’s safety management activities are fully integrated into the business and a positive safety culture is being sustained. Through an in-depth audit, IS-BAO determined Hillsboro’s safety management system (SMS) is fully integrated throughout the company and is supported by on-going improvement processes that foster a sustainable and proactive safety culture throughout the company. The accreditation is maintained through voluntary biennial audits to ensure continuous adherence to IS-BAO standards.

Hillsboro Aviation received IS-BAO Stage 2 accreditation in 2016, which determined Hillsboro’s safety management activities were appropriately targeted and safety risks were being effectively managed.

“We are proud to have received the Stage 3 accreditation, a testament to the continuous safety focus of everyone on the Hillsboro team,” said Ryan McCartney, Hillsboro Aviation’s vice president and chief operating officer. “Hillsboro Aviation is dedicated to maintaining only the highest safety standards and IS-BAO accreditation is a key element in confirming our commitment to that goal.”

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