Operator FlyAlliance is adding IS-BAO Stage 1 to its Argus Platinum and Wyvern Wingman safety ratings.
Fly Alliance has received an IS-BAO Stage 1 rating from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operation.
The Orlando-based operator last year ranked as the 18th-largest in the U.S. based on charter and fractional flight hours in 2022.
IS-BAO is based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines, meaning it is a worldwide rather than a national or regional standard.
A press release states, “Earning this certificate demonstrates Fly Alliance’s commitment to maintaining the internationally recognized standard and to represent the highest level of quality in aviation.”
To become IS-BAO certified and maintain that certification, an operator must undergo regular audits, typically every two to three years.
A lengthy list of aviation operations is subject to scrutiny during the audit process.
The audit includes the following overviews: Safety Management System, (SMS) Training and Proficiency, Flight Operations, Operations in International and other specialized Airspace, Equipment Requirements, company Operations Manual, Emergency Response Plan, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Security.
“At the core of what we do, safety is our foremost priority. Receiving this certificate stems from our continuous desire to provide the highest level of safety to our customers,” said Kevin Wargo, CEO and Co-Founder of Fly Alliance.
He added, “Safety is the very foundation of the company, and no matter how you choose to approach aircraft ownership, we will continue setting a new standard in safety of aviation.”
FlyAlliance offers private jet charter, jet cards, fractional ownership, and aircraft sales/management.
It also holds Argus Platinum and Wyvern Wingman status.