ACI Jet Renews IS-BAO™ Stage 3 Global Safety Standard

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, California (January 11, 2024) — ACI Jet announced it has successfully completed an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 renewal audit of its flight operations.

IS-BAO is a globally recognized voluntary safety standard and part of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), a non-profit association that advocates for the entire business aviation community at the ICAO level. IS-BAO Stage 3 is the highest safety standard registration level and verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into the operator’s business and that a positive safety culture is being sustained.

ACI Jet Exterior with Global Express XRSHeadquartered in California, ACI Jet operates 18 business jets and has been registered as an IS-BAO operator since 2012. ACI’s goal in implementing IS-BAO has been to build a culture that continuously strives for a better, safer way of operating by identifying areas where better risk management will improve safety. Conformity to the best practices of IS-BAO raises the confidence of operations personnel, customers, and insurance carriers and demonstrates ACI Jet’s commitment to operational excellence.

Independent accredited IS-BAO Auditors Bill McBride and Jim Bennett commented, “ACI represents an outstanding example of teamwork, training, cultural development, and an excellent continuous improvement process. Congratulations to the ACI team; we enjoyed working with you and admire your pursuit of operational excellence.”

Andrew Karas, IS-BAO Programme Director, commented, “The ACI Jet team should be proud and honored with this achievement and we commend them for their journey to safety excellence and continuous improvement. Congratulations, and thank you for your voluntary commitment to IS-BAO for over a decade!”

About ACI Jet

Headquartered on California’s Central Coast since its founding in 1998, ACI Jet is a recognized leader in private aviation services. Led by founder and avid aviator William “Bill” Borgsmiller, ACI Jet’s aviation ecosystem includes aircraft ground support services, aircraft maintenance, private jet charter services and aircraft management. ACI Jet ensures its clients’ mission success through the implementation of the latest aviation safety technologies and a leadership team comprised of Aviators Doing Aviation®, aviation enthusiasts who know aviation from the inside out. More information can be found by visiting us online at or on social media @flyacijet.