AeroDirections provides IS-BAO Stage I, II or III audits through our IBAC-accredited IS-BAO auditors. Each auditor is approved by IBAC to audit both fixed wing and rotorcraft operators and holds dual approvals for both flight operations and maintenance. It is important to note that AeroDirections maintains aviation professional services liability coverage for all of our services, something you should expect (and verify) from any auditor you choose.


AeroDirections is approved by the International Business Aviation Council as an IS-BAO International Standards Support Services Affiliate (I3SA). What does this mean to you? We can assist you with defining and implementing the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) in your aviation operations. Services include:

  • Planning your IS-BAO implementation approach
  • Training your team on the IS-BAO requirements
  • Performing gap assessments
  • Leading implementation work sessions and progress reviews
  • Preparing for your audit

One of the first questions we often encounter is "How do we get started?". Once you've made the decision to implement the IS-BAO in your organization, there are a few key steps to getting started:

  1. Purchase a copy of the IS-BAO through NBAA or your regional equivalent organization
  2. Organize your implementation team - Who will lead the effort? How will your staff participate?
  3. Establish goals. Think "SMART" - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely
  4. Conduct an "inventory" of your current safety program and operational documentation. What elements do you already have in place that will apply to your IS-BAO effort? What training has already been completed? Who has taken specific safety training that can be leveraged?
  5. Make a plan based on your goals and stick to it!
  6. Address cultural issues up front. This is not just "additional work" stacked on top of everyone's already busy schedules...this is an important part of everyone's job. Does it need added to job descriptions? Is it perceived as important? Will it be included in performance reviews?
  7. Communicate, communicate, communicate...Execute, execute, execute!

We know schedules are busy. That's why we offer assistance in planning and augmenting your implementation project team.