2018 Changes To IS-BAO

2018 Changes To IS-BAO

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), aka the Standard, has been streamlined and modernized in 2018. The International Business Aviation Council's (IBAC) IS-BAO team went on a listening tour to gather feedback from operators and auditors. The IS-BAO Standards Board produced a significant revision based on the feedback and changes in industry best practices.

The 2018 IS-BAO may be used beginning July 1, 2018 and must be used after June 30, 2019. These dates recognize the scope of the 2018 revision. The implementation times have been extended compared to prior years to allow more flexibility for operators to…

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Tools Of The Trade

Tools Of The Trade

Regardless of your vocation, it's highly likely you must rely on certain tools to accomplish your objectives and get the job done. In a literal sense, a carpenter uses numerous different tools to build and construct a project such as a hammer, saw, drill, etc. In a broader sense, a doctor may use a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, or syringe. As technology changes and advances, the tools available change and advance as well, becoming more complex and capable. For instance, during a recent doctor visit, I took notice that all the staff carried laptops to capture and record information about…

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Drug and Alcohol Program Supervisors

Drug and Alcohol Program Supervisors

Why do Part 135 operators train their pilots to be supervisors in their Drug and Alcohol program?

Unlike other industries that require drug and alcohol testing, most pilots rarely go into the office. So, while on a trip, who is the supervisor that will report the appearance, behavior, speech, and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use?

The company cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations. How can they do this in the office, 1000 miles from the individual who is on an assigned trip? Advanced Aircrew…

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Non-Tower Operational Procedures – Draft FAA Advisory Circular

The FAA has issued draft Advisory Circular (AC) 90-66B on operating procedures at non-tower airports. This draft is the first revision to the AC since 1993 and contains many changes, including controlled airports when towers are not in operation and drone operation. Drones do not require authorization to operate at a non-tower airport. Although, due to guidelines in which remote PICs are required to yield right-of-way to all other aircraft and avoid interfering in traffic pattern operations, "The FAA expects that most remote PICs will avoid operating in the vicinity of airports, because their aircraft generally do not require airport…

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OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Workplace Violations - 2017

OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Workplace Violations - 2017

The initial results are in for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017.

The rankings for OSHA's Top 10 most cited violations vary little (some change in order) from year to year; however, violation number nine Fall Protection, Training Requirements (1926.503) is new to the 2017 list. Many fatalities are due to falls, particularly in construction, but also in general industry, which includes aviation.

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (Standard 1926.501): 6,072 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,288
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,097…

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Safe Travels

Safe Travels

'Simple' is probably not a word you would associate with a government website, but get ready for a brave new world, at least when it comes to the State Department website and travel information.

New improvements at travel.state.gov are in the works to make it easier to find and interpret safety/security information for any country in the world. Each country will be assigned a color coded 'Travel Advisory' level (1-4) which will give an immediate indication of the country's status.

In addition to theTravel Advisory level, the textual explanation of each country’s safety and security considerations will be simplified…

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  10. Time to Update your Operations Manual for DOT Chart 16
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  13. A Valley So Low, A Mountain So High
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  15. Empty Cockpits: Corporate Flight Departments - Part I
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  18. Aviation Mountain Gods: Enter the Mosh Pit
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  22. Ready For A Break From The Summer Heat?
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  25. LAMP - Another Acronym To Remember
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  27. TCAS Resolution Advisory in IMC
  28. Medical Divert Procedures
  29. Dry Ice Dangers
  30. Human Factors and ADS-B
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