Hillsboro Aviation has an excellent safety record, and we take safety very seriously. Even though we have an exceptional safety record, we constantly strive to find ways to make our operations as safe as possible. Hillsboro Aviation has IS-BAO Stage 1 accreditation.The IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is an internationally-recognized set of safety standards for business aviation.
To help achieve our safety goals, Hillsboro Aviation has implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) for the entire company. The program begins with a director of safety who reports directly to the general manager and president to ensure that the highest level of management is aware of and can make decisions about all major incidents in a timely manner. There are eight department safety managers that report directly to the company safety manager. They are specialists in their respective fields and deal with incidents directly. This guarantees that all incidents are resolved by a manager with the expertise to quickly and accurately minimize risk as much as possible.
Hillsboro Aviation’s SMS utilizes an online reporting program which allows employees or customers to report any hazards or incidents from any location, any time and anonymously, if desired. The report is then automatically emailed to the appropriate managers for an immediate response. Once a hazard is reported, it is logged into a computerized tracking program where it is not only stored for documentation but also used in trend analysis that alerts management to any hazards or risks that could be minimized by improving procedures or other means.