IS-BAO Standards Board Approves Vision 2020 Initiative

LAS VEGAS, NV–9 October 2017 – IS-BAO, the only voluntary safety standard for business aviation by business aviation, was elevated to new heights today with a big vote of confidence from industry leaders in a new and improved standard.

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is rolling out a modernized and consolidated version of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the voluntary, global code of best practices for business aviation. This comes after a unanimous vote from the IS-BAO Standards Board made up of flight department industry leaders and recognized subject matter experts.*

"This is a landmark…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Publishes Updated IS-BAO Training White Paper for 2017

Charleston, SC—May 4, 2017 - Advanced Aircrew Academy has published an update to its popular IS-BAO Training White Paper, The Who, What, and When of training required for flight departments registered with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS‑BAO).

The complimentary white paper details IS–BAO required and recommended training, including how all that works for the different types of flight departments and flight department positions such as pilots, cabin attendants, maintenance technicians, dispatchers, and schedulers. Now included are worksheets to assist you in determining an appropriate training program for your flight department. Also learn more about how the 2017…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Offers Customizable Safety Management System eLearning Module

Charleston, SC—May 4, 2017 - Advanced Aircrew Academy is offering free customization to their Safety Management System eLearning module. Your company-specific safety policies, procedures for hazard reporting, risk assessment, safety committee details, and more can be integrated into an eLearning module designed exclusively for your flight department.

The eLearning module includes scenarios designed for each job role in a flight department to apply your SMS principles. Pilots receive a scenario planning a trip into a mountainous airport, schedulers receive one for coordinating a change to an international trip, flight/cabin attendants on ordering catering from an unknown vendor, and mechanics on…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Is A Platinum Sponsor For Investment In Character

Advanced Aircrew Academy Is A Platinum Sponsor For Investment In Character

Advanced Aircrew Academy was a platinum sponsor of the Pikes Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America Investment in Character event. The Investment in Character Campaign helps keep Scouting an affordable, effective youth development program. It funds the council's infrastructure, or general operating portion of the budget, and provides a support system for the volunteers and community organizations that partner with the Pikes Peak Council.

Along with the event sponsorship, Advanced Aircrew Academy continues as the 2017 sponsor of the Aviation Merit Badge for scouts.

The Pikes Peak Council serves more than 7,200 youth members, providing values-based and character-building programs.…

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Unmanned Safety Institute Adds Advanced Aircrew Academy as Strategic Distribution Partner

Cincinnati, OH, February 6, 2017 — The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc., and a recognized leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight safety education and certification, and Advanced Aircrew Academy, a specialized aviation eLearning company dedicated to providing high quality professional pilot, flight attendant, and maintenance courses delivered via the web using a world class online aviation training systems, have partnered to add USI's portfolio of online training offerings on the Advanced Aircrew Academy website.

The Small UAS Safety Ground School (initial and recurrent courses), and the Safety Awareness (initial and recurrent courses) will…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Publishes Updated Winter Operations / Surface Contamination eLearning Module

Advanced Aircrew Academy Publishes Updated Winter Operations / Surface Contamination eLearning Module

Charleston, SC, November 15, 2016 — Advanced Aircrew Academy announces they have recently published an updated version of their Winter Operations / Surface Contamination eLearning Module.

Jim Weaver, Director of Instructional Design for Advanced Aircrew Academy, said "There have been extensive changes in FAA guidance for cold weather operations this year, most importantly the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) braking action codes and definitions." Additional updates include a summary of the changes to the 2016/2017 Holdover Time Tables and the cold temperature restricted airports.

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Adds New eLearning Modules to its Comprehensive Catalog

Advanced Aircrew Academy Adds New eLearning Modules to its Comprehensive Catalog

Charleston, SC, November 1, 2016 — Advanced Aircrew Academy announces they have recently added five new eLearning modules to their comprehensive library of web-based training.

The new modules include Continuous Descent Final Approach (CDFA), Required Navigation Performance (RNP), Runway Analysis, and two from Convergent Performance on Automation Airmanship and Flight Discipline.

The CDFA module is designed for training compliance with Operation Specification or Letter of Authorization C073 Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) Using Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) as a Decision Altitude (DA) / Decision Height (DH) and mitigating the hazard of controlled flight into terrain on approaches.

The…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Publishes Updated IS-BAO Training White Paper

Charleston, SC, May 3, 2016 — Advanced Aircrew Academy has published an update to its popular IS-BAO Training White Paper. The white paper addresses The Who, What, and When of training required for flight departments registered with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS BAO). Learn more about how the 2016 IS-BAO revision affects your training program.

Figuring out what training is required according to the IS–BAO is not simple or straightforward. The Standards are lengthy and complex, largely due to the range of worldwide operations that they cover. The complimentary white paper details IS–BAO required and recommended training,…

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FAA Approves Advanced Aircrew Academy’s Online Training Modules for IA Renewal Credit

Charleston, SC, April 26, 2016 — Advanced Aircrew Academy announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAASTeam (AFS-850) has accepted their Maintenance Resource Management: Fatigue Management, Corporate Aircraft Security, Safety Management Systems, and Maintenance Human Factors eLearning modules for FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal credit. This acceptance adds to the previously accepted Part 43 CFR Review eLearning module and Advanced Aircrew Academy’s FAA Approved Training Provider status for WINGS pilot proficiency program.

Advanced Aircrew Academy has a wide selection of eLearning modules for aviation maintenance technicians including Alcohol/Drug Misuse Prevention, Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods), Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Use, Occupational Safety and…

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ACSF Recognizes Advanced Aircrew Academy's ASAP eLearning Module

Washington, DC, December 29, 2015 — The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Advanced Aircrew Academy has developed an eLearning module for companies to train their employees that participate in the ACSF Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).

ASAP is an FAA/industry partnership that provides a near consequence-free environment whereby the participants can identify safety issues and report information that can be critical in identifying potential precursors to accidents.

"Training is a key element of a successful ASAP program," said ACSF President Bryan Burns. "The ACSF provides a robust training session to get started."

Dan Boedigheimer, Vice…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Expands eLearning Options

Advanced Aircrew Academy recently added 13 new eLearning modules to its library of web-based training, bringing the total number of modules available to over 50.

The modules include training for the new one-half degree latitude spacing in the North Atlantic (RLatSM), Loss of Control–Inflight (LOC-I), and training on Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP).

Following is the complete list of new modules:

  • Air Ambulance Operations
  • Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
  • Clear Air Turbulence
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS)
  • Fueling Safety
  • Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I)
  • Low Visibility Operations
  • Performance and Navigation for Helicopters
  • Reduced Lateral Separation…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy’s Winter Operations/Surface Contamination eLearning module updated

Several hazards associated with flight operations in the winter, such as extreme cold temperatures, contaminated runways, and inflight and ground icing conditions, can require us to dust off those cold weather operating skills and knowledge.

Advanced Aircrew Academy has published an update to our Winter Operations module. What's new in the eLearning module for the 2015/2016 winter season?

  • The FAA has published 2015-2016 Holdover Time Tables.
  • FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 15009 has been published, addressing the hazards of landing on wet runways.
  • FAA Information for Operators (InFO) 15002 with an update on Cold Temperature Restricted Airports.
  • FAA SAFO…

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An Overview of eLearning Module Updates

Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have been hard at work updating the modules with the latest changes to FAA Advisory Circulars, new FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFOs), FAA Information for Operators (InFOs), and new case studies to apply to the training material.

Our CPDLC eLearning module was recently expanded to include Departure Clearance (DCL) training in accordance with FAA notice 8900.297. The module was also updated for the revision to AC 120-70, now version C.

Our High Altitude Operations module was updated with Change 1 to FAA Advisory Circular 61-107B.

We also have a redesigned Dangerous Goods /…

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International Standards Support Services Affiliate (ISSSA) Credentials Extended

John Frazier, Advanced Aircrew Academy's IS-BAO auditor, has been hard at work. He has renewed his auditor credentials and extended our International Standards Support Services Affiliate (ISSSA) credentials until the end of 2017. If your company is in the need of an audit, Advanced Aircrew Academy has the right person for the job. His knowledge of the standard and great demeanor makes him a pleasure to work with. Read more about John's new IS-BAO product in his blog post Keeping Up: 2015 IS-BAO Revisions Are Issued on our web site.

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Launches IS-BAO Changes Tool

Advanced Aircrew Academy announces a new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) tool designed to assist operators in assessing annual changes to the Standard. Each year, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) publishes a revised Standard. IS-BAO registered operators must be aware of, interpret, document, and implement the changes applicable to their operation.

Interpreting what the new IS-BAO language means can require an advanced degree in IS-BAO, which is a resource not always readily available in busy flight departments. Incorporating the changes into flight department operations is another resource challenging task.

Leveraging Advanced Aircrew Academy’s IS-BAO Support Service Affiliate status…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Supports PCAT Scholarship Program

Advanced Aircrew Academy Supports PCAT Scholarship Program

At the Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) Safety Smackdown, Advanced Aircrew Academy presented a check from the successful Safety Clickdown program to fund PCATs scholarship program. PCAT is proud to work with the National Flight Academy providing scholarships to the Ambition program for top high school students interested in a career in aviation.

Scholarship recipients live for six days aboard the world’s largest simulated aircraft carrier, a facility surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators, and virtual reality games. Students in the 7-12th grade with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can get more information on the scholarships…

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Advanced Aircrew Academy Supports ORBAA Scholarship Program

Advanced Aircrew Academy Supports ORBAA Scholarship Program

The first Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) golf outing was held June 27 at the Shamrock Golf Course in Powell, Ohio. Over 40 golfers participated in the 18 hole scramble where all proceeds benefited the 2015 ORBAA scholarship. ORBAA raised over $2500 supporting a primary goal of Workforce Development.

Advanced Aircrew Academy was proud to be a lead sponsor of the event. During the lunch reception, Dr. Dan Boedigheimer, with Advanced Aircrew Academy discussed new training requirements corporate aviation departments are facing and offered solutions for complying with these requirements.

The inaugural golf outing event was a huge success.

 

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FAA Approves Part 43 FAR Review Online Training Module for IA Renewal Credit

FAA Approves Part 43 FAR Review Online Training Module for IA Renewal Credit

April 3, 2014

Advanced Aircrew Academy announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAASTeam (AFS-850) has approved their Part 43 FAR Review online training module for FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal credit. This approval adds to Advanced Aircrew Academy FAA Approved Training Provider status for WINGS pilot proficiency program, now expanding to online training modules being approved for IA Renewal.

Advanced Aircrew Academy has a wide selection of online modules for aviation maintenance technicians including Alcohol/Drug Misuse Prevention, Fatigue Management, Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods), Human Factors, Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Use, OSHA Topics, RVSM, Safety Management Systems, and Security.

The Part…

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FAA Approves ADS-B Online Training Module

FAA Approves ADS-B Online Training Module

Advanced Aircrew Academy announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Future Flight Technologies Branch (AFS-430) has approved their Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) online training module.

Previously, operators have had their local FSDO review Advanced Aircrew Academy’s ADS-B online training module and approve the training for the issuance Letter of Authorization (LOA) or Ops Spec A353. With the approval from AFS-430, the process has been streamlined and operators that use Advanced Aircrew Academy’s ADS-B module do not require local FAA review of the training program.

The ADS-B module covers operating procedures, flight planning, MEL procedures,…

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OSHA Online Training Modules Expanded

OSHA Online Training Modules Expanded

In response to two recent changes at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Advanced Aircrew Academy has expanded their OSHA online training modules for pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently released a new Rule Making Document: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers. This rule making includes Hazard Communications, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Noise Protection policies for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers, which includes a mandate for training.

Advanced Aircrew Academy offers a comprehensive online training module for cabin crewmembers and pilots that includes ramp safety, aircraft fueling, hearing conservation, back safety, hazardous materials,…

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New ADS-B Online Training Module

Advanced Aircrew Academy announces a new online module: Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B). This new module complements Advanced Aircrew Academy’s comprehensive library of more than 30 online modules available for flight departments.

The ADS-B module covers operating procedures, flight planning, MEL procedures, human factors considerations, ADS-B phraseology, normal and abnormal system operation, aircraft IDs, data source errors, and incident reporting. The training is in compliance with FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 90-114 and guidance in the 8900.1.

Operators seeking Operations Specification (OpSpec)/Management Specification (MSpec)/Letter of Agreement (LOA) Paragraph A353, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations Outside of U.S. Designated Airspace can…

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IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate

IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate

Advanced Aircrew Academy has been recognized by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) as an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Support Services Affiliate. John Frazier, Advanced Aircrew Academy’s IS-BAO Representative, said “As the 18th company worldwide to achieve that status, we are proud to provide business aircraft operators quality training and expert advice on training required to obtain or maintain their IS-BAO registration.”

Advanced Aircrew Academy offers a broad range of online courses, compliant with the IS-BAO, including Safety Management Systems (SMS), Emergency Procedures, Dangerous Goods, and Surface Contamination. With a single vendor, you can take care…

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Online Training Program Goes Worldwide

Advanced Aircrew Academy has expanded its reach for offering online training courses to operators worldwide. Civil Aviation Authorities in Hong Kong, Australia, and Oman have recently approved operators to use online courses by Advanced Aircrew Academy.

The Civil Aviation Department in Hong Kong approved an operator to use customized versions of Cold Weather Operations, Controlled Flight Into Terrain, Dangerous Goods, Fatigue Management, and High Altitude Operations courses. Advanced Aircrew Academy’s Director of Instructional Design, Dan Boedigheimer, Ph.D., said “by tailoring the content of our online courses to operator specific procedures, the training is more effective and easier to get approved…

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PCAT

Advanced Aircrew Academy and Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) have developed an exclusive online training package for PCAT member companies. The online training package is called Safety Clickdown.

The Safety Clickdown program is designed to supplement training provided by PCAT at their annual Safety Smackdown. As part of the program, Advanced Aircrew Academy will also provide subject matter expert classroom instructors for the annual Safety Smackdown to complement their experienced PCAT staff of instructors.

The Safety Clickdown program is tailored to PCAT members who are not able to attend the Safety Smackdown or those members who want to supplement the…

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