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IBAC and Unmanned Safety Institute launch auditor RPAS Accreditation course

Now open for enrollment



The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have opened enrollment to the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Training course.

As part of the RPAS auditor accreditation process, qualified IS-BAO auditors wanting to expand their qualifications within the rapidly growing RPAS segment are required to successfully complete the new USI online course that is now available at

As the recognized leader in UAS flight safety solutions, training, and certifications, USI has tailored this course to provide auditors RPAS training necessary to perform audits on operators of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in primary non-complex, Visual Line of Sight Operations. Subsequent courses and requirements are in development for large-scale global adoption of commercial regulations for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) regulations.

“Professionally trained and credentialed auditors are critical to the assessment of new and existing RPAS programmes,” commented IS-BAO Programme Director Andrew Karas. “We announced our partnership with Unmanned Safety Institute earlier this year for this auditor course credential because of their leadership and seven years experience in educating, training, and supporting RPAS organizations.”

Josh Olds, USI’s President and CEO said, “IBAC’s IS-BAO and IS-BAH programs have undoubtedly added significant value to Business Aviation’s outstanding safety record over the past 20 years. Their keen recognition of RPAS as an extension of Business Aviation and their commitment to adapt the IS-BAO programme to evolving RPAS operations is bolstering a safer airspace internationally for future innovation."

In addition, USI and IBAC look forward to expanding this educational program to UAS program managers looking to increase their understanding of safe operations and evolve their company safety culture.

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BlueSky Business Aviation News | 8th December 2022 | Issue #681


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