Verizon drone program gets IS-BAO nod for high safety standards
Verizon has become the first corporate drone program in the US to receive the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration. The registration certificate comes after a six-month-long voluntary and detailed audit of Verizon’s drone operations, governance, and safety standards.
Administered by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the fundamental purpose of IS-BAO is to foster standardized, safe, and highly professional aircraft operations. The independent audit not only validates that Verizon is following exemplary levels of safety and governance in its drone operations but also eases the pathway to expand future missions into more complex areas, such as flights beyond visual line of sight.
Dustin Schocken, head of Verizon Drone Use and Compliance division, points out:
This achievement demonstrates that Verizon is truly operating above and beyond the current legal standards for commercial drone operations and…