Rye Brook, NY - October 21, 2009: Wayfarer Aviation, Inc., a worldwide leader in aircraft management and charter, announced today it is has obtained registration of their International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
IS-BAO is an industry code of practice, similar to ISO 9000 standards, used by business aviation operators of all sizes to manage the safety, security, efficiency and effectiveness of their flight departments. The core of the IS-BAO is the operator's safety management system (SMS). The SMS includes a strategy and set of tools that enable an organization to systematically manage every facet of its operation to identify safety and security hazards and associated risks to mitigate them.
IS-BAO operators - small and large - consistently report that adopting the standard results in a cultural transformation that has made them safer and more secure. Many operators also report improved ability to measure and communicate their benefits to management, greatly enhanced customer satisfaction, and significant savings on insurance.
"The successful registration of IS-BAO for Wayfarer further defines our goal as a safe and secure operator of business aviation aircraft worldwide," said Sheryle Milligan, Vice President of Safety, Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. "The registration process validated many of our existing procedures and set a good frame-work for our operations not only from a compliance and safety perspective, but also from an efficiency perspective."
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced recently that the IS- BAO had been granted official European recognition as an industry standard for business aircraft operations. This recognition was achieved through a Workshop Agreement from the European Committee for Standardization. The IS-BAO award came after a 10-month open process that was managed by the Nederlandís Normalisatie-instituut (NEN) and involved business aviation and regulatory authority representatives.
"The strength of our management services are based on our second to none safety and operationís platform," stated Bill Koch, CEO of Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. "IS-BAO sets a benchmark for our industry and Wayfarerís clients benefit from efficient and safe flight operations with additional savings to their aircraft operating costs."
About Wayfarer Aviation, Inc.
Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. offers a broad, nationwide suite of services including worldwide aircraft charter and turnkey aircraft management. Corporate Headquarters are located in Rye Brook, New York, with offices in San Francisco, Van Nuys, St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale with Principal Base Operations in Weymouth, MA. Wayfarer provides a complete aircraft operations and asset management solution for aircraft owners with the highest standards of safety, technical excellence, personalized solutions and impeccable service - backed by a Platinum rating by ARG/US and sound operational platform containing protocols of a Safety Management System (SMS). Wayfarer is also an active member of the Federal Aviation Administration's Focus Group for Safety Management Systems, NATA, NBAA Safety & Security Committees, Air Charter Safety Foundation and Flight Safety Foundation.
For more information, visit www.wayfareraviationinc.com.
To be IS-BAO certified, aircraft operations must go under extensive auditing programs to ensure their daily operations meet the international standards for safety, security and overall practices.
Wayfarer Aviation is a leading worldwide management and charter organization with over 25 aircraft under management varying from Global Express, Challenger, Cessna, and Falcon aircraft based...
Aas part of the IS-BAO certification, it has successfully implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) and meets all criteria for operating aircraft internationally.
Bill Koch has been appointed CEO of Wayfarer Aviation.