ACASS receives highest level of IBAC safety verification


Business aviation support services company ACASS has received its second consecutive renewal of its IS-BAO Stage 3 registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

The certification is the highest-level registration issued by IBAC and has been awarded to only a select group of aircraft operators worldwide. It verifies that Safety Management System (SMS) activities are fully integrated into the Montreal-based company’s aircraft management operations and that a positive safety culture is consistently sustained.

“Everyone at ACASS knows how thoroughly committed we are to operational safety, but this recognition by IBAC reaffirms it for our clients and the business aviation community worldwide,” said Derek Holter, vice president of Operations, ACASS. “Even in the midst of the major pandemic-related challenges of the last couple years, our safety standards and practice shave remained impeccable.”

IBAC will complete audits every two to three years to ensure conformance with standards and recommended practices.

“In our business, if your commitment to safety is in question, nothing else you do can compensate for it,” said Andre Khury, CEO, ACASS. “That being the case, the renewal of our IS-BAO Stage 3 registration is one of the most important recognitions we, as a company, can receive and something we all take great pride in.”

In 2020, ACASS expanded its global footprint with the launch of ACASS Ireland, which combined its services with Irish private aviation operator SONAS.