Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare has achieved the highest ranking for safe flight operations from IS-BAO, earning Stage 3 Certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the company announced today.
IBAC certified Airshare following an extensive audit of the company’s operations including flight operations, maintenance, flight control, owner services, Safety Management System (SMS), and emergency planning, in addition to accounting and marketing.
SMS is the internationally accepted framework for aviation safety and is required by regulation for airlines but optional in business aviation. The systems incorporate hazard identification and safety risk management to reduce risk to an acceptable level. Audits verify standards and recommended practices are established, utilized and effective. Stage 3 represents the most advanced level of certification designated by IS-BAO.
Airshare is the 11th largest Part 91K/Part 135 operator offering fractional ownership, jet cards, whole aircraft management, and charter services. Airshare was also designated as an ARGUS International Platinum charter operator in 2018, their highest rating offered.
“The safety and comfort of our owners, passengers, and flight crews has always been our top priority, and Airshare is fully committed to developing and maintaining an effective Safety Management System,” said Airshare Chief Executive Officer John Owen in a press release.
He added, “Earning IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification verifies what we have always known—that safety management activities are interwoven within every aspect of our business, and reflects the positive culture of safety that is so vitally important to us.”
Airshare earned IS-BAO Stage 1 Certification in 2014 and Stage 2 Certification in 2016.