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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a developing nation rich in resources with an economy reliant on aviation to move its people and supplies around a hostile and unforgiving environment. Aviation is a critical lifeline to many parts of the country where road transport is simply not a viable option and aviation operations in PNG are very demanding: high altitude airfields, tropical jungle environments, outdated infrastructure and facilities and a dynamic resource-sector contract environment.
The BARS Program has been active in PNG since the Program inception and we have almost one third of the AOC holders in PNG registered in the BARS Program at present.

Recently I was invited to address the 4th Annual Aviation Safety Conference in Rabaul where the local regulatory authority meets with all the aviation stakeholders for three days of discussion covering safety & security, facilities & infrastructure, safety performance indicators, RPAS, regulatory reform and air navigation service upgrades.

It is exceptional to see such open and honest communication across such a wide range of stakeholder groups in the aviation sector for PNG. This is the fourth of such PNG conferences and the engagement of all parties is very positive. I am sure a lot can be achieved from this sort of cooperation.
With strong emphasis on collaborative sharing on safety work, the conference heard from high capacity scheduled carriers, large contract aviation providers and smaller helicopter operators on how they were developing safety performance indicators for their operations.
The Foundation presentation covered not only the BARS Program but also the GSIP project - absolutely relevant for the conference theme of sharing safety performance indicators and finally the Go-Around and Decision Making & Execution report (GADME).
Well done and thank you to Wilson Sagarti, OBE – Director and CEO of CASA PNG and Reuben O’Connor (Executive Manager – Safety Regulation) for putting on a forward thinking and productive event.

David Anderson
Managing Director, BARS Program

Audit Company Profile - morton beyer & agnew

morten beyer & agnew (mba) is based in Arlington, Virginia and has international offices in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. It has been a leading aviation consulting firm specializing in the analysis of commercial jet transport aircraft and the commercial aviation industry since 1992. mba adopts an audit process aiming for continual improvement for its clients. With its global staff located on several continents, mba maintains the capacity to send multiple teams simultaneously to several locations while providing regional centric staffing.
mba has been an accredited BARS Audit company since July 2011. Its international audit teams can guide clients clearly through the process of completing an audit to the BAR Standard and work with them from the beginning of the audit to the closeout of findings.
“mba’s brand is trusted by longstanding industry firms as the benchmark in talent, expertise, and consistency”.

Another great month for Audit Reports

August has been a another very successful month for our Aircraft Operators as we send our congratulations to; Westair Aviation, TAB Charters, and Air Traffic Ltd for achieving the GOLD Registration. And to Chrono Aviation, Global Helicopter Service GmbH and Summit Helicopters for achieving GREEN Registration.
Again another Great effort by all  on the above achievements whether its for the first time or a further ongoing achievement. We welcome those new to the Program and look forward to working with all the Aircraft Operators within the program.

Auditor Accreditation Training

Next course in Sharjah:
Date: 2 - 4 Oct, 2017
Venue: Inter Aviation Services ,
Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF ZONE) – H2007. Sharjah, UAE.

2018 Proposed Dates are;
Tues 20th – Thurs 22nd March – USA
Tues 26th – Thurs 28th June – Melbourne
Mon 22nd – Weds 24th October – UAE 


EVENTS coming up......


The 70th International Aviation Safety Summit (IASS), Oct 23 - 25, Dublin, Ireland


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting, Oct 25, Dublin, Ireland.


Held annually since 1947, the Flight Safety Foundation’s International Air Safety Summit is aviation’s premier safety summit, drawing as many as 325 representatives from 50 plus countries to exchange information and propose new directions for further risk reductions. The summit covers safety, training, practical solutions, management, human factors and other issues for scheduled airlines, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, trainers, flight crews, maintenance personnel and industry executives.

Register now for the International Air Safety Summit 2017

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) - Get Involved!

In October is our biannual Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting with the representatives of the BARS Member Organizations. It will be held along side of the IASS in Dublin. The focus will be on the utilization of RPAS in the resource sector and the standards applied, BARS Program expansion and data analysis.

The TAC contains an Open session which invites other BARS Program stakeholders such as the Audit Company representatives and observers to attend and contribute to the ongoing Program development. If you would like to know more about the TAC, contribute or attend, then please contact the BPO for more details.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting, Oct 25, Dublin, Ireland.

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