Argus’s latest annual SMS audit report shows that safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning have the highest number of deficiencies at corporate flight departments. The report, available online at no charge, is based on 61 audits completed by Argus subsidiary Partners and Resources for Operational Safety last year.
Argus released its annual SMS audit results report this week, with safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning having the highest number of deficiencies at corporate flight departments.
As the clock ticks toward the November compliance date for ICAO’s Annex 6 Part II, which contains standards and recommended practices for international operators of large aircraft and business jets, many aviation safety auditors are noting an increase in audit inquiries and bookings for certification to the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) last month released the final report on the landing accident of a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 11, 2007. Ten people were injured after the Global touched down short of the 4,885-foot runway.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) yesterday released the final report on the landing accident of a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 11, 2007. Ten people were injured after the Global touched down seven feet six inches short of the 4,885-foot runway. The jet was operated by charter operator Jetport, but the accident flight was not a charter.
ARG/US, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based aviation consulting and safety auditing company, is putting safety on display at the NBAA Convention this year. The company is asking all Platinum- and Gold Plus-rated charter operators to “Show Off Their ARG/US Rating” during the show, and encourages operators to stop by the ARG/US booth (No. 2132) to pick up their appropriate ribbon. More operators than ever qualify to be part of the showing.
ARG/US International has announced acceptance of the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) to meet the audit requirements of its charter operator rating system. IS-BAO is managed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The acceptance by ARG/US is considered a significant advance toward a single audit standard for business aircraft operators.
Cincinnati-based specialized aviation services company ARG/US on Thursday released an on-site safety audit report focusing on commonly seen deficiencies in safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning (ERP). The report is based on 116 audits of Part 91 and 135 operators conducted by ARG/US between Jan. 1, 2007, and Feb. 28, 2009.
Training provider ServiceElements launched a service delivery audit program that is designed to help business aviation maintenance and other aviation service providers find and solve service-delivery problems. The company has been developing the audit program for the past three years.
ARG/US is publicly disputing claims made at the NATA Air Charter Summit held last week in Chantilly, Va., by the Air Charter Safety Foundation about its new industry audit standard. Russ Lawton, director of safety management for NATA’s ACSF, said the group had “very strong participation” from organizations such as Wyvern and ARG/US in creating the ACSF’s new standard and worked “very closely” with them.