Feb. 26, 2015

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently named Bruce Mayes as its new auditor accreditation manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) programs.

This newly created position will focus on ensuring the quality of the IS-BAO and IS-BAH auditor pool through rigorous evaluation of auditor applications and qualifications, audit report reviews and on-site auditor observations.

“IBAC is pleased to have Bruce on board,” said Sonnie Bates, IBAC’s director of the IS-BAO program. “We receive so much interest from individuals wishing to become auditors, and we needed someone with a specific skill set to manage that process. Bruce’s wide range of experience makes him ideal for this critical position.”

Mayes has significant practical aviation experience, having flown more than 21,000 hours for helicopter and fixed-wing operations in business and commercial aviation. He also has extensive knowledge of aviation human factors and flight data analysis programs, and has been an advocate for crew resource management standards and training.

“Highly skilled IBAC-accredited auditors are key to the success of our standards programs,” said Bates. “Bruce will play an essential role in the programs’ continued success, and his experience and knowledge make him a great fit for the position.”

“We enjoy a very positive, effective relationship with IBAC and look forward to continuing that relationship with our new colleague,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of regulatory and international affairs. “We are pleased with IBAC’s selection of Bruce for this crucial role. As IBAC’s standards programs continue to be embraced throughout the industry as some of the most recognizable safety and best-practice audits in the world, ensuring a consistent pool of excellent auditors will become increasingly important.”