OAG Releases Free SMS e-Learning Course: Understanding the IS-BAO

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Omni Air Group, Inc. announced today the release of an informative course of training that de-mystifies the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations

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Course: SMS-0010 - Understanding the IS-BAO

Proponents of the IS-BAO are advocating the standard for commercial operators, often without fully explaining the unique challenges commercial operators face...

OAG’s aviation e-Learning course offerings now include a free presentation that explains the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) in plain language. The IS-BAO is rapidly becoming an industry-accepted standard for private, non-commercial international aircraft operations.

E-Learning course: SMS-0010 - Understanding the IS-BAO provides an overview of the IS-BAO standard and its various requirements, which include an Aviation Safety Management System, Operations Manual, Operational Control Procedures, Fatigue Countermeasures, Flight Crew Proficiency Certification, MEL, Maintenance Control System, and others. The course also explains how compliance with the IS-BAO standard meets the requirements of ICAO Annex 6, Part II, International General Aviation - Aeroplanes (Section III for large and turbojet aircraft).

At the core of the IS-BAO is an Aviation Safety Management System, or SMS, according to Paul Salerno, President of OAG. “Proponents of the IS-BAO are advocating the standard for commercial operators,” states Salerno, "often without fully explaining the unique challenges commercial operators face in implementing the standard, such as having their manuals accepted and approved by oversight agencies who may be unfamiliar with the IS-BAO, or who may be using a different SMS standard.”

“The IS-BAO is a great standard,” continues Salerno, "but the SMS portion of the IS-BAO may fall short of some regulatory authorities’ voluntary programs and proposed SMS requirements for commercial operators, such as those set forth in FAA’s SMS Assurance Guide.”

The presentation also describes various methods by which the IS-BAO may be applied, both with and without the need for external audits, which can be disruptive and expensive. External audits (which permit IBAC registration) are explained, including Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 recurring audits, which are necessary to maintain continued IBAC registration status.

Course: SMS-0010 - Understanding the IS-BAO is open to the aviation community at large and is provided free of charge, in the interest of aviation safety education. A short quiz is provided at the end of the presentation to facilitate knowledge transfer. Total time to view the course and complete the short quiz is less than 30 minutes. Course completion results may be printed upon successful completion (100%) of the quiz.

About Omni Air Group
Omni Air Group delivers the Quality SMS™ Aviation Safety Management System and award-winning Incident Reporter™ SMS database to its global family of aviation service providers. OAG’s Safety Management Systems meet the highest SMS standards in the world, as established by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Omni Air Group's mission is to promote positive safety cultures by delivering the highest quality training, systems, and services to our global aviation industry.

For more information contact: Paul Salerno, Pres.

Omni Air Group, Inc.
6421 South Dorset Road
Spokane, WA 99224

Tel. 1+ 509.838.8121
paul.salerno(at)omniairgroup.com

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