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IEAG Montreal receives IS-BAO Stage 3 accreditation


August 30, 2019
By Wings Staff


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Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group (IEAG) announced today that Montreal-based Execaire has been accredited as IS-BAO Stage 3 compliant by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Based in Montreal, Quebec, IEAG provides aviation and technical support services to business aircraft OEMs, owners, operators, and commercial airlines, including a range of MRO and technical services. A business unit of Halifax-based IMP Group Ltd., IEAG is also the exclusive authorized sales representative for Cessna in Canada and been an Authorized Service Facility in Toronto for over 40 years.

IEAG explains, that with aircraft based internationally as well as across Canada including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver, this international accreditation speaks to its commitment to capturing, managing and mitigating operational risks through the use of its industry-leading Safety Management System (SMS) at all levels of the organization.

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the IBAC and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IEAG explains IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators, which requires processes and procedures based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS).

IEAG also announced that Image Air Charter is now a holder of ARGUS International’s highest and most distinguished Platinum safety rating, having been awarded the designation earlier this month. This designation now has Image Air joining the group’s other operator, Execaire, which has held its Platinum rating since 2010.

Both the ARGUS and the IS-BAO safety certifications, explains IEAG, continue to be the most widely recognized confirmation of quality for charter/aircraft operations. IEAG notes only a small group of operators worldwide have earned both certifications concurrently.

“These accreditations are a true testament to our operational philosophy and our efforts to consistently and continuously reinforce our safety culture,” said Michael Fedele, president, Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group. “It marks an important milestone in our evolution and serves to reinforce our 100 per cent commitment to safe and efficient aircraft operations utilizing our industry-leading SMS program.”