Washington, D.C., October 16, 2019 – AviationManuals and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today announced a partnership combining efforts to make IS-BAO certification more convenient. Through this relationship, AviationManuals will maintain IBAC’s free General Company Operations Manual (GCOM) current to the latest IS-BAO revision, as well as provide its renowned simplified development methods to operators looking to obtain and maintain IS-BAO registration.
“We look forward to supporting IBAC by improving and keeping its already robust GCOM up to date, thereby providing an even better free solution to IS-BAO members. At the same time, we both recognize that developing and maintaining your own manuals, even when starting with the GCOM, may not be an effective and efficient option, particularly for smaller operators,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “We believe strongly that operators should always be looking to improve their operations and safety culture and IS-BAO remains an excellent way to do so.”
AviationManuals and IBAC share the belief that encouraging operators to formalize and professionalize their operations benefits everyone. As IBAC’s preferred partner, AviationManuals will be offering preferential pricing on manuals and free subscriptions to its Document Hosting module and iPad app, which includes Read & Initial tracking.
“We are expanding our relationship with Aviation Manuals to add value to our IS-BAO operators, especially small flight departments,” commented Bennet Walsh, IS-BAO Programme Director. “This new alignment will improve access to our free GCOM that will be maintained to the latest IS-BAO revisions and be available in the operator’s regulatory framework. Furthermore, AviationManuals will offer additional IS-BAO registration support to organizations with limited resources at a preferred rate.”
AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, provides operations manuals to fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals. AviationManuals’ sister company ARC, offers an affordable web- and iPad-based modular solution to submit, store, and analyze SMS data. For more information on ARC, visit arcsky.com.
Products and services include Flight/Company Operations Manuals, FBO Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), PBN (RNP-10 / -4, NAT HLA, B-/P-RNAV, and RNP-1), Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS), and EFBs. AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a part of its Leadership Council, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). For more information on AviationManuals, go to aviationmanuals.com.
About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a nonprofit, international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH™); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. Visit www.ibac.org to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.