Photo by Pinnacle Aviation Audit Team
Left to Right: Todd Pixley – Chief Pilot, Don Wade – Director of Safety, Trevor Turcott – Director of Operations, Curt Pavlicek – Founder and President, Scott Guetti – Director of Maintenance, Scott Casey – Charter Manager, Chris Birtch – Manager of Training
Pinnacle Aviation earns Stage 3 certification
Pinnacle Aviation announced that as a result of its latest independent safety and operations audit by IS-BAO, the IBAC council has approved Pinnacle Aviation for the prestigious Stage 3 certification.
International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations. IS-BAO is a code of best practice. It has been developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. It is the industry’s contribution to promoting highly professional operational practices. IS-BAO is intended to build upon the excellent safety record already established by business aviation.
- Stage 1 confirms that the Safety Management System (SMS) infrastructure is established and that safety management activities are appropriately targeted. All supporting standards have been established.
- Stage 2 ensures that safety management activities are appropriately targeted and that safety risks are being effectively managed.
- Stage 3 audit and evaluation confirms the operators SMS is supported by on-going improvement processes that foster a sustainable and proactive safety culture throughout the company; ensuring safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business.
“Pinnacle Aviation is on a relentless pursuit for operational excellence,” says Curt Pavlicek, CEO for Pinnacle Aviation. “We realize that safety and service reliability is about dutiful attention to the smallest details. We strive to go well-beyond aviation industry standards to ensure our operational systems are trustworthy and dependable.” Curt continues, “Pinnacle Aviation continues to separate itself by embracing the highest IS-BAO standards, and now with Stage 3 certification from IS-BAO, we’ve again reinforced our culture of continuous improvement. That’s a value proposition our clients benefit directly from; and we believe our clients deserve to know that they are safe and secure at all times.”
The general aviation industry is populated with many safety accreditation services today. Pinnacle Aviation is among the elite 1% of charter operators world-wide who have earned the very highest safety accreditations, including ARG/US Platinum rating, and the extraordinary IS-BAO – Stage 3.