Airspeed Aviation is celebrating this week with the publication of our 2014 Flight Safety Foundation BARS audit report, and our Silver BARS registration confirmed. A detailed two-day audit by two veteran BARS auditors has made ZERO findings from a list of 233 detailed requirements – and only one P3 (optional) level observation.

We were the first operator of our kind in the world to achieve BARS registration in 2012 and in 2014 Airspeed Aviation is the first company of its type in the world to have Silver Bars Registration confirmed and the Silver BARS logo is now displayed proudly on our website.

BARS (the Basic Aviation Risk Standard) is an auditing program devised and overseen by the US-based Flight Safety Foundation, probably the world’s leading not-for-profit Aviation Safety body. BARS registration acts as an aviation safety pre-qualification for 28 leading corporations, government departments and NGOs around the world including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Goldfields, Worley Parsons and Leightons.

Through the wonders of social media and Internet marketing there are several Australian operator’s websites that claim some sort of “Flight Safety approval” or use “BARS” in their search engine data. Beware of imitators and those seeking to shortcut this important accreditation – before booking a charter with an operator claiming BARS status, make sure you verify that they actually are registered with the Flight Safety Foundation.