“The process is not easy,” says IBAC’s Don Spruston. “IS-BAO requires development of programs, systems, processes and procedures to meet international standards and best practices.
Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
TWC Aviation, Inc., a worldwide leader in private jet charter, said today that it has been independently audited as successfully meeting Stage Two of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). The announcement was made by Andrew Richmond, President of TWC Aviation, and Don Spruston, Director General of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), a nonprofit, private-sector council representing the global interests of business aviation.
Similar to ISO-9000, IS-BAO is a code of best practices that challenges flight departments to review current systems, programs, and procedures, recognize strengths and weaknesses, and adhere to the highest standards. IS-BAO Certificate of Registration is awarded after a rigorous, independent audit. TWC became an IS-BAO Registered Operator in April 2009, and is one of only a few Part 135 charter operators to achieve Stage Two IS-BAO registration.
Stage Two verifies that safety and operational systems, policies, and procedures are being effectively utilized throughout the company. The intensive, four-day audit process involved interviews with managers and staff in every department, at every level, and also sought feedback from TWC Aviation’s aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, and jet charter customers.
“The process is not easy,” says IBAC’s Don Spruston. “IS-BAO requires development of programs, systems, processes and procedures to meet international standards and best practices. In achieving this milestone, TWC Aviation joins the expanding list of proactive flight departments around the world who have implemented IS-BAO to manage the safety, security, efficiency, and effectiveness of their operations.”
IS-BAO Safety Management System
IS-BAO is built around a Safety Management System (SMS), a quality management approach to controlling risk that helps form the core of a company’s safety efforts. The SMS provides company managers with a detailed roadmap for monitoring safety-related processes. TWC Aviation has had a formal SMS in place for more than three years, even though it is not yet required by the FAA.
About TWC Aviation, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), TWC Aviation, Inc. is a privately-owned, independent company that provides aircraft management, aircraft sales and acquisitions, worldwide jet charter, and aircraft maintenance services. TWC Aviation is audited and registered to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) by the independent, nonprofit International Business Aviation Council, and is also certified by Wyvern Consulting and ARG/US. The company’s international charter fleet includes jets from Bombardier, Dassault, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Hawker Beechcraft. Additional information is available online at http://www.twcaviation.com.