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Since the inception of the BARS Program in 2009, the contents of the BAR Standard have been overseen by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which is made up of subscribed BARS Member Organizations.

We have just completed the 17th biannual meeting of the TAC in Perth, Western Australia, hosted by Rio Tinto. Around the table were hundreds of years of aviation experience looking to ensure that the BAR Standard is relevant and focused on the needs of the contracting companies. The Flight Safety Foundation owns the BARS Program and we host the Standard, however the contents of the Standard are derived from the needs of our customers. This presents a collaboration whereby the needs, knowledge and experience of the many stakeholders come together to oversee the content, execution of the BARS Program and expansion of the Standard. This further demonstrates how the governance of the BARS Program is independent, comprehensive and transparent. 

The next TAC will be held in conjunction with the Foundations 70th IASS in Dublin in October. I hope to see you there.

An interesting fact to leave you on, the BARS Program reaches over 60,000 Aircraft Operator's employees, and more than 1600 aircraft are listed in the BARSoft system available for contract work, ranging across the spectrum of AS350 helicopters and Piper Chieftains up to S92, ATR72 and B737, aircraft.

David Anderson
Managing Director, BARS Program

TAC17 and ARM13

At the TAC17 meeting, we reviewed systems for one-off/desktop reviews of operators, change management in an aviation contract environment, RPAS Operations in the resource sector as well as case studies on accidents and incidents in the resource sector operating environment.

From the feedback given on the meeting it was well received with lots of information and interesting facts learned for all of those present.

We also held the 13th Audit Review Meeting (ARM) where we had three of the Audit Companies represented discussing the three major categories within the Program; Commercial, Technical and Strategic.

A number of Technical elements of the Program were discussed. There was very good feedback on a number of changes made to BARSoft which improve management of Program activities for Audit Companies. Peter Ayre, BARS Audit Manager, presented some very interesting and insightful data and new statistics and valuable feedback of technical aspects of program delivery was provided by the Audit companies.

The next ARM will be held in conjunction with the TAC in the last quarter of 2017. This is most likely to be in late October 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.
Attendees of ARM13

Aircraft Operator profile- RJM Aviation

The organization services four dedicated contracts, and provides ad-hoc charter. Regular customers include Glencore, Exxon mobil, the Chad government, Europ Assistance, International S.O.S, S.A.T.O.M, Bouygues Constructions and banks.
RJM have been registered with the BARS Program since November 2015 and undertook their second audit in November 2016. RJM Aviation works hard to provide safe and reliable air transportation, and pride themselves on finding airborne solutions and expertise to take clients anywhere they may need to go in the region of Chad, one of Africa’s largest countries.
"RJM is proud to be part of BARS program, which helped the company to improve significantly in flight safety. Thanks to BARS, RJM was able to bid for work with some of the biggest global resource companies and was awarded contracts for their operations," Romain Campiot, Flight Operations Manager.

Pictured below is the ATR 42 in the RJM hangar.

New Gold 

This May we congratulate Australasian Jet for achieving Gold Registration.
Good work on the above achievement. We always look forward to working with all the Aircraft Operators within the program to help them achieve their goals.

EVENTS coming up....


5th Safety Forum  June 6-7, Brussels Belgium


5th Annual Networking Dinner and Silent Auction  July 20, 2017, Washington D.C.


The 70th International Aviation Safety Summit (IASS), Oct 23 - 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.

Discounted early registration for Flight Safety Foundation’s 70th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS 2017) is now open. Foundation members and non-members are entitled to a discounted registration price if they register by Aug 4 2017.

Register now for the International Air Safety Summit 2017

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