BARS - A Global Aviation Standard
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Issue 20,  14 September 2015

Recently, I presented the Auditor Accreditation course in Nairobi, Kenya. As with all of our Auditor courses this one evoked interesting and insightful discussions on overall aviation safety and how programs like BARS are helping support the ultimate goal of accident and incident free aviation. The 2016 calendar of BARS Auditor courses will be published on the website in the coming months, and it will be noted in the regular Curt Lewis Flight Safety Insight newsletters.
The BARS Program has recently introduced a Business Relationship Manager; Matthew Miller. Matthew brings with him over 35 years experience in aviation covering military maintenance, commercial aviation and training organizations. Matthew has also been involved in business development for aviation consulting and auditing areas in many regions of the world. Matthew will be in contact with all our BARS Member Organizations over the coming weeks.
The Flight Safety Foundation head office in Washington is gearing up for its 68th annual IASS to be held in Miami in November. Please come along and see what the Foundation is achieving and also support the Foundation in continuing to be the voice of safety in all sectors of the aviation industry.
As a final comment for this edition of the BARS newsletter, we have completed the trilogy of documents supporting the BARS Offshore Helicopter Operations Standard. There is a Standard, an Implementations Guidelines document and also a supporting Offshore Audit question master list. All the documents are available on the BARS website. Feedback and comment from the industry is welcome.

David Anderson
Managing Director
BARS Program

IASS 2015

Are You Risk Resilient Enough? Find out at IASS 2015.
Flight Safety Foundation’s 68th International Air Safety Summit (IASS) is your one-stop to connect with the best minds in aviation safety.  A robust agenda includes discussions on crew health, safety information protection, lithium batteries, ground ops safety, and more.

Of particular note on the Agenda in relation to BARS is Session V devoted to the many aspects of managing risks in Aviation, Just Culture, Risk Assessment, and The Bowtie model of Risk Management.

It all happens this November 2-4, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.  More information.

BARS Auditor Accreditation Course in Kenya

This September we held the 19th BARS Auditor course  in Nairobi, Kenya with 15 attendees from a wide variety of interests.

A very warm thank you to the wonderful support from AFRAA and their staff in providing the venue for this course.

We had potential auditors, BMO representatives along with existing and new Aircraft Operator quality and safety staff. The course is always an opportunity to discuss not only the BARS Program but to look at aviation safety in general. Many attendees made comments on the need for more programs like BARS to continually put safety at the forefront of the industry.

Thank you to DAC Aviation, 748 Air Services and Bluebird aviation for their support in making this course such a success.

The 2016 Auditor Course Calendar will be available soon on the website General observers and staff from BARS Member Organizations are always welcome.

Please contact for more information.
Attendees of the 19th BARS Auditor course, with facilitator David Anderson at top left and Secretary General of AFRAA Dr Elijah Chingosho, lower right.

Some of the BARS Member Organizations

Come and see us at Safeskies in Canberra 22-24 Sep 2015
IASS 2015
November 2-4, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Up & Coming Events


Audit Review Meeting
9 November, 2015 
Phoenix, USA

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
10-11 November, 2015 
Phoenix, USA

To express your interest in any of our courses, please forward your details to, stating which location(s) are of interest to you. Click on this page regularly for updates and registration details.

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