The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has awarded charter and pipeline surveillance operator, Heli Air, with IS-BAO registration. Heli Air marks the first operator to receive the registration under new safety regulations. Heli Air has a fleet of 30 helicopters including Bell 206 Jet Rangers, Eurocopter AS350s, EC120s, EC130s, Robinson R22s and R44s. The new registration sees an IS-BAO audit process where helicopter operators are assessed at level above the minimum requirements for the industry. AviateQ International, BHA, Hayward Aviation and Heli Air conceived the amended IS-BAO registration with the support of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) in Montreal.
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