Argus International has accepted the International Business Aircraft Council's (IBAC) International Standard - Business Aircraft Operations to meet the audit requirement of its charter rating system.

On-site corporate flight department safety auditor Argus claims the move has advanced the global effort to achieve a single audit standard for business aircraft operators, which are burdened by customer requirements to undergo multiple audits.

"Many large corporations have adopted the IS-BAO standard for their own flight departments, and will appreciate that they can choose an Argus-rated charter operator that has also demonstrated this 'code of best practices'," says Argus president Joe Moeggenberg.

IBAC director general Don Spruston adds: "We see the Argus endorsement of the IS-BAO programme as a positive step towards achievement of a common safety standard... it will help operators get the most from their external audit programme investments."

Argus also launched at the show today an integrated line of safety management system products and services under the Prismbrand (professional resources in safety management).

Source: Flight Daily News