The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has congratulated Joby Aviation on becoming the first advanced air mobility (AAM) company to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) registration.
Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General said: “Joby Aviation is a leader in advanced air mobility. We congratulate them on achieving Stage 1 IS-BAO and look forward to working with them and others in this evolving aviation segment to demonstrate excellence in safety and continuous improvement.”
Andrew Karas, Director IS-BAO Programme, said, “It’s exciting to see Joby make this commitment to safety in their operation from the start. They have been active in our IS-BAO AAM working group and contributed to the adaptation process of the standard to this new sector. Our team has enjoyed working with the Joby safety team and admire their hard work and professionalism.”
Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation, said, “Achieving this milestone is an important step towards developing our operational muscle and we’re grateful to the team at IBAC for their leadership in this space.”
IS-BAO assists operators in applying industry best practices by challenging them to review and compare their safety-related policies, processes, and procedures and then make improvements, elevating them to a global standard, said the IBAC press release. “IS-BAO was developed by the business aviation community and is designed to promote high-quality operating practices by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to facilitate the implementation and deliver a safety management system (SMS) appropriate to all operational profiles.”
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