Nomad Aviation has successfully passed the IS-BAO Stage 2 audit and received the certificate which is issued by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
The IS-BAO certification was launched in 2002 and is based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards that prepare small and large operators for safe domestic and international operations. The registration certificate is issued upon successful completion of an audit and serves as proof of conformance to key ICAO standards.
To achieve stage 2 approval Nomad Aviation needed to demonstrate and ensure that safety and risks are being effectively managed. The stage 2 level audit is a review of the prior two years of operation, showing the growth and maturity of the safety program under stage 1. Areas audited include organization and personnel, training and proficiency, flight operations, operations in international and other specialized airspace, equipment requirements, company operations manual, maintenance requirements, emergency response planning, environment management, occupational health and safety, transportation of dangerous goods and security. It is intended not only to point out to the company its strengths but also to show its weaknesses, so that it can further focus on improvements. Nomad Aviation completed IS-BAO Stage 1 in late November 2017 when the company successfully demonstrated that the appropriate Safety Management System (SMS) had been established. IS-BAO Stage 2 certification can be obtained after two years operation under stage 1.
“We are proud that we successfully passed the stringent and demanding IS-BAO stage 2 audit. A third-party evaluated and scrutinized our Safety Management System (SMS) and our operations“, says Thomas Koehli, Nomad Aviation’s CEO and adds: ”I thank our team who proved to the auditors that we ensure conformance with the standards and recommended practices. The audit also provides valuable feedback to Nomad Aviation.”