The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements.
“We are excited to offer this online option for IS-BAO auditors,” stated Bennet Walsh, Director, IS-BAO Program. “It is not only a convenient way for auditors to maintain their currency, but it also supports our IS-BAO operator clients by ensuring a continuous cadre of qualified auditors available to them.”
Established in 2002, IS-BAO has quickly grown to be the recognized, independent standard for business aviation professionalism and excellence with the Safety Management System (SMS) concept at its core. Hundreds of operators in 35 countries currently conform to the Standard, which incorporates the relevant standards and recommended practices set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Several regulatory authorities regard IS-BAO registration as an alternate means of compliance with their own requirements.
“Once training is completed, the auditor will notify the Auditor Accreditation Manager of completion, who will verify that the training was successfully completed,” Yvonne Marinus, IS-BAO Auditor Accreditation Manager explained. “Then the auditor’s record will be updated with the new currency date that reflects the PACT completion date. We anticipate good participation with this online option, but we will continue to offer the in-person workshop currency option for auditors who have not completed at least one IS-BAO audit as a lead auditor or audit team member.”