June 6, 2023–– Corporate Eagle, a 41-year provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs, has achieved the highest-level safety certification, International Standard - Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3, from the International Business Aviation Council.
Following an in-depth audit and rating of the Safety Management System (SMS), Corporate Eagle was awarded the highest level in a performance-based assessment. Less than 10 business aircraft operations in Michigan have received this esteemed Stage 3 certification, with only 300 falling into this category worldwide.
“This is an incredible accomplishment in the aviation industry and a true testament to the attention to detail every Corporate Eagle team member displays from our maintenance team to flight crew and everyone in between,” said Corporate Eagle Founder and CEO Rick Nini. “Safety is our number one priority, and this IS-BAO Stage 3 recognition solidifies what we have instilled in our workplace daily for the past 41 years.”
The purpose of implementing IS-BAO is to build a culture that continuously strives for a better, safer way of operating. The IS-BAO auditing concentrates on SMS development through a gradual process of advancing maturity:
- Stage 1 – Confirms that the SMS infrastructure is established and safety management activities are appropriately targeted.
- Stage 2 – Ensures safety risks are being effectively managed.
- Stage 3 – Verifies safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.
“Attaining the highest level of IS-BAO accreditation acknowledges Corporate Eagle’s commitment to continuous improvement and positive safety culture,” said Corporate Eagle President and COO Matthew Brennan. “We will remain committed to enhancing our SMS initiatives to ensure we continue to be one of the best and safest operations in Southeast Michigan.”
Located on 5.7 acres at the corner of M59 Highland Road and Patterson Parkway, Corporate Eagle serves 82 Southeast Michigan members in fractional and managed business aviation programs. Corporate Eagle took occupancy of its new headquarters in 2019, which includes 56,000 square feet of hangar space, over 9,000 square feet on two stories of business and member VIP facilities, over 8,000 square feet of support facility, 40,000 gallons of jet fuel storage and 85,000 square feet of high-load capacity concrete tarmac. Corporate Eagle has grown to more than 90 employees, including 50 captain-rated pilots and 19 modern aircraft including Falcon 2000s, Hawker 800 and 900XPs and King Air B200s.