This workshop will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and safety management systems (SMS). The information provided in this workshop will enable attendees to confidently start the IS-BAO implementation process or prepare for a registration audit. For those that have already implemented the IS-BAO, this workshop will reinforce the current understanding of the IS-BAO and SMS while providing information on key changes to the standard.

About the Presenter

Katherine Hilst, IBAC

Katherine Hilst

Katherine Hilst has recently joined the IS-BAO team as Operations Manager.  Her role there includes workshop and educational program development based on industry feedback to meet the needs of IS-BAO operators now and in the future. Her passion is the proactive management of aviation safety, including the concepts of adaptive capacity and resilience.

Hilst has an extensive background in safety management consulting and is an experienced safety auditor, including work as an auditor for the IS-BAO program, the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) and for the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Accredited Program of Safety. As a commercial pilot in both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, Hilst has been involved in aviation and flying for over 30 years.

Hilst began her aviation career as a charter pilot and flight instructor at HeliStream, Inc. in Los Angeles. She moved north to fly helicopters in Alaska for Temsco Helicopters and in the mid-1990s became their first safety manager. Hilst later co-founded and operated a helicopter trekking and skiing company in Juneau, AK, NorthStar Trekking, where she also developed the risk management, safety and CRM training program for their pilots and crew.

Hilst has worked for more than 20 years as a Human Factors/CRM instructor and consultant, and in 2009 formed Safety Design Consulting, LLC, through which she has provided consulting services to the industry. After graduating from law school in 1999, she joined the aviation product liability defense group at Perkins Coie in Seattle, practicing aviation law and air crash litigation there for over 6 years, as well as later practicing as an FAA attorney with the Transport Airplane Directorate.

Online PDP Course Fee: $685

Registration includes online access to discussion questions, course assignments and additional resources,

Successful participants will receive a PDP certificate upon course completion and may earn three credits towards a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) application or two credits toward CAM recertification.