The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements.

“We are excited to offer this online option for IS-BAO auditors,” stated Bennet Walsh, Director, IS-BAO Program. “It is not only a convenient way for auditors to maintain their currency, but it also supports our IS-BAO operator clients by ensuring a continuous cadre of qualified auditors available to them.”

Established in 2002, IS-BAO has quickly grown to be the recognized, independent standard for business aviation professionalism and excellence with the Safety Management System (SMS) concept at its core.  Hundreds of operators in 35 countries currently conform to the Standard, which incorporates the relevant standards and recommended practices set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Several regulatory authorities regard IS-BAO registration as an alternate means of compliance with their own requirements.

“Once training is completed, the auditor will notify the Auditor Accreditation Manager of completion, who will verify that the training was successfully completed,” Yvonne Marinus, IS-BAO Auditor Accreditation Manager explained. “Then the auditor’s record will be updated with the new currency date that reflects the PACT completion date. We anticipate good participation with this online option, but we will continue to offer the in-person workshop currency option for auditors who have not completed at least one IS-BAO audit as a lead auditor or audit team member.”

For more information, please contact:

Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant,

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card.


About IS-BAOTM: With nearly 800 registered operators worldwide, IS-BAO is a global, voluntary code of best practice with a safety management system (SMS) at its core.  Tailored specifically for business aircraft operators, it is built upon and consistent with the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization. For more information, please visit