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It is well known in aviation safety circles that the approach and landing phase of flight reports some of the highest proportion of accidents.

The release of the Flight Safety Foundation's Approach and Landing Accident Reduction toolkit (ALAR) was a significant step in addressing this factor. From the ALAR Toolkit, the Stabilised approach concept is now well embedded throughout the industry and is referenced within the controls area of the BAR Standard. Interestingly lack of a stabilized approach policy also rates as a frequent non-conformity based on the data from the BARS Audit Program.

Capt. Bill Curtis, Chairman, FSF International Advisory Committee and of the Presage Group along with Tzvetomir Bladjev of Eurocontrol have been working with the Flight Safety Foundation over the last couple of years on a study into the Stabilised Approach concept and its effectiveness as well as the risks associated with the go-around manoeuvre. An interesting statistic elicited from this study was that of all the approaches that fell outside the criteria of the published Stabilised Approach, 97% continued to land and only 3% took the decision to abort the landing and go-around. Why would this be?

The study is a great step forward in making both the approach and the go-around event safer. The report is available on the Foundation website and well worth a read. It is yet another example of the contribution the Flight Safety Foundation has been making in its 70 year history of aviation safety.

David Anderson
Managing Director, BARS Program

Aircraft Operator profile- Maroomba Airlines

Maroomba Airlines is based in Perth, Western Australia and provide quality air travel since 1985.  They carry in excess of 60,000 passengers annually, many to rural and remote locations throughout Western Australia. Maroomba Airlines provide the following services; Fly In Fly Out , Aircraft Charter, Fixed Based Operation, Aircraft Management and Urgent Air Freight. Maroomba operates a DHC-8 (36 seat) and Beechcraft 1900 (19 seat) aircraft for these services.

Maroomba have been registered with the BARS Program since November 2014 and made it to their first BARS Gold registration after only three Audits. Maroomba Airlines pride themselves on offering safe and reliable air transportation, operated by highly trained and professional air crew, maintenance and support staff.

150th Aircraft Operator Joins BARS

Global Helicopter Service is the 150th Aircraft Operator to join the BARS Program. Global Helicopter Service GmbH was founded in January 2014 and entered the market as a new but highly motivated, German Helicopter Service Provider with a well-founded background. Their services include complete Operational Support in Commercial Helicopter Air Transport and related maintenance.

GHS is our seventh European operator to achieve BARS Registration and second German operator. Welcome to the BARS Program for GHS.

For more on becoming BARS Registered Aircraft Operator or renewing your registration see our website and the clear step by step instructions.

Become a BARS Registered Aircraft Operator

BASS - Business Aviation Safety Summit

The Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) is a forum for the industry to meet in a collaborative environment to identify safety concerns, devise approaches to reduce risk and implement initiatives to improve safety. The summit, in its 62nd year, is organized by Flight Safety Foundation in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association. Content covers safety, training, practical solutions, management, human factors and other issues for every segment of the business aviation industry. Programming is complemented by an exhibit marketplace showcasing aviation safety related products and services.


Hola! BARS in Spanish - Norma Básica de Riesgos en Aviación

We now have the BAR Standard Version 6 in Spanish. Still the easy to understand bow-tie risk model, clear and concise controls and defences and additional information on helicopter sling loads, medevac, night vision goggles and airborne geophysical survey operations but now available in the Spanish. 

Download your copy from our website now.
Descargue su copia de nuestro sitio web ahora.
The BAR Standard V6 - Spanish

Some of the BARS Member Organizations

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