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How much does the audit cost for IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators) and Bermuda DCA(Department of Civil Aviation)?
Viewed 2207 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Under IS-BAO the fee is subject to the negotiated contract between yourself and the auditor. When the audit is conducted by the Bermuda DCA, the daily rate of US$1500 applies for duty days and US$750 whilst travelling. Bermuda DC4 audits should be co... Read More
What is meant by Article 85 Approval?
Viewed 1556 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
It is an approval granted by the Governor of Bermuda under the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2007 {AN(OT) 0 200} as amended at Article 85 Read More
As I do not wish to seek IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators) registration, what can I do?
Viewed 1329 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
You have three (3) options at the moment:- To seek the assistance of a Bermuda approved producer of manuals, etc to support the development of the Operator's Safety Management System (SMS) along with additional requirements of OTAR Part 125. Whe... Read More
If I choose an external Company to assist me in gaining IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators) registration, who does the Bermuda DCA (Department of Civil Aviation) recommend?
Viewed 1211 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"The Bermuda DCA will not recommend specific Companies, but a list of Companies that have successfully guided Operators to IS-BAO registration and the Read More
I know who the Operator of the aircraft is; so how do I comply and gain approval?
Viewed 1190 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"The acceptable means of compliance (AMC) are listed in OTAR Part 125 Subpart A.: Read More
If I decide to use the IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators) registration method, how do I initiate this process?
Viewed 1177 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
A visit to the IBAC (International Business Aviation Council) website www ibac org will provide links to the IS-BAO information. IBAC provides a list of companies who specialize in assisting Operators through the processes. To start the process, yo... Read More
What are the limits of a Fatigue Management Scheme (FTL) which are acceptable to the Bermuda DCA (Department of Civil Aviation)?
Viewed 1166 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
The limits defined by the IS-BAO scheme and also those produced by the Bermuda DCA approved manual producers. Those limits are the extreme and variations outside of those parameters will not be entertained unless supported with convincing mitigating ... Read More
Who is/are the Bermuda DCA (Department of Civil Aviation) approved producers of manuals for this alternative method?
Viewed 1148 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
At present there is only one company and their details are to be found on the Bermuda DCA website http://www. Dca.gov.bm/FlightOps/news.asyx Read More
What if we submit our home produced manuals to the Department of Civil Aviation, and they fail the review process?
Viewed 1136 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
This is often the case, and they have to be corrected (re-written) until compliant. Alternatively, it may be prudent to select another method before too much time and money is spent. Read More
Is Article 85 just a Bermuda requirement?
Viewed 1118 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
No It applies to all the other UK Overseas Territories (e g Cayman, British Virgin Islands etc.), but Bermuda is the pioneering force. Read More
Is there a fee for the issue of the Bermuda DCA (Department of Civil Aviation) Article 85 approval?
Viewed 1050 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
The Approval is granted for a three (3,) year period and is charged at US$3000. Read More
What is the cost for reviewing a manual for the Department of Civil Aviation?
Viewed 1045 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
The Bermuda DCA has to reimburse the reviewers for their efforts and also makes a charge for its own facilitation. This charge is US$1500 per day and a review can take up to 10 working days depending on the complexity of the submission. Further days ... Read More
Please, could you clarify who does the auditing in each situation for the Department of Civil Aviation means?
Viewed 1032 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
For IS-BAO registration, the audit is conducted by one of the IS-BAO approved auditors listed on their panel. The alternative method is audited by Bermuda DCA, staff be they direct employees or contracted staff. Read More
How do I determine who is the Operator of the aircraft?
Viewed 1030 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"The definition of Operator is to be found in the AN(OT)O at Article 156 (5), with further clarification to be found in OTAC 39 (Commercial Air Transport & Private Operations1) This document can be found on Read More
There appears to be a choice in gaining approval, either by seeking IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators) registration or alternatively to produce everything ourselves?
Viewed 1009 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Yes, that is correct! The Bermuda DCA encourages the gaining of IS-BAO registration as the preferred method. However, if you do not wish to use this method you must follow the requirements detailed in OTAR 125.21(c), Read More
What do we have to do to gain Bermuda approval for our aircraft?
Viewed 1007 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Firstly, it is the Operator who needs the approval. You must determine exactly who the Operator of the aircraft is. Read More
What are the frequencies of the audits IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operators)?
Viewed 962 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
IS-BAO audits are normally every two (2) years, but can extend to three (3) years when the SMS is well established. The alternative method demands audits on an annual basis. Read More
Is Article 85 just a U.K./European requirement?
Viewed 958 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
No, all ICAO Contracting States will be required to implement these procedures when the revised Annex 6 Part 2 is mandated in 2010. Read More
Is there a date for reaching compliance for Article 85?
Viewed 955 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes, it is 1st November 2009, however please read the 'Article 85 Approval Update - Spring 2009' newsletter on the Bermuda DC4 website for the latest information. Read More