The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) was formally introduced and made available to the business aviation community at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, May 2002. IS-BAO was developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. It is a code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve a high level of safety and professionalism.
As a voluntary standard, successful completion of the 2 day IS-BAO audit process shows a commitment to the highest levels of safety and operational practices. Stage II Registration requires an audit that delves deeply into the Safety Management System (SMS) of the company, assessing its applicability to everyday operations.