First Chinese operator to obtain the highest-level of the internationally recognised safety standard for business and general aviation
Sino Jet Ltd., a leading Asia based business aviation operator has announced that it has achieved stage 3 IS-BAO, the internationally recognized safety standard from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). IS-BAO stage 3 is the highest level in a five-year performance-based assessment that specifically recognizes compliance with the IS-BAO standards and practices. Sino Jet is the first operator in Mainland China to reach stage 3, following an in-depth audit and rating of its Safety Management System (SMS) since 2013.
Sino Jet has dual headquarters in Beijing and Hong Kong. The company is also rapidly expanding in Mainland China with bases in Shanghai; Shenzhen; Guangzhou; Xiamen; Zhuhai; and Chengdu. Jenny Lau, Founder and President of Sino Jet and Chairperson of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) said, “Safety is at the core of everything we do at Sino Jet and we are proud to be the first Chinese operator to have reached this important milestone. Our major priority is to secure the highest possible safety standards for our clients, while delivering value and excellence to our stakeholders. The growth that we all expect and wish to see in China can only be achieved with a consistent application of best practices and commitment to safety excellence across the industry. We believe that this step forward supports not just Sino Jet’s objectives, but that it will also lead to an enhanced culture of safety for business aviation in China. We thank the International Business Aviation Council for their support during this rigorous and intensive five-year process”.
Kurt Edwards, Director General, IBAC said, “The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), is a global voluntary code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. We are delighted to recognize Sino Jet in achieving stage 3 IS-BAO registration, which sets the standard for the wider industry as business aviation matures in mainland China”.
Chris Wu, Executive President of Sino Jet Beijing, said: “The business jet industry is a highly specialised and high-risk sector. Safety standards are a far-reaching priority. Only by cultivating a spirit of safety across all departments and instilling this into employees can risks be mitigated and incidences of safety breaches be reduced. In the future, we will continue to strive for safety excellence and the highest possible operational standards, in our never-ending quest to reduce risks, and to achieve a win-win for both industry and clients.”