High quality aviation consulting

Skytation delivers exceptional services thanks in part to the fact that each of our many specialists spent several decades in and around airplanes, airports, small and large flight departments, civil aviation authorities, maintenance facilities, accident investigation boards, etc.

The knowledge and experience gathered during all those decades is now at your service to help you grow and improve your business. Regardless of the size, complexity or area of activity, our teams go the extra mile so that you achieve your objectives. We also do that in several languages with native speakers in English, French, German and Russian.


The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators is both a code of best practices and a voluntary standard. It is specifically designed by, and for, the business aviation industry. SMS is at the heart of the IS-BAO standard.

Skytation is actively involved in IS-BAO auditing, training and implementation support since 2005. In 2010 we became the first -and still remain one of the very few- European firm to have performed all three levels of IS-BAO audits (i.e., Stage 1, 2 and 3, each denoting a specific level of SMS maturity) and continue to perform such audits. Skytation is naturally listed by the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation to assist operators seeking BDCA approval under Article 85 or the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2007. We're also recognized as an IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate by IBAC to provide implementation support, including technical writing, training and other associated services.

Following its official endorsement by the European Committee for Standardisation (i.e., CEN) in August 2009, IS-BAO is therefore recognised as an industry standard in Europe and is a perfect mean of compliance. This is of particular interest to operators of complex aircraft who need to comply with the latest EASA requirements. The IS-BAO and its SMS Toolkit are clearly their best option since none of the alternative programmes has achieved that level of international recognition and endorsement.

Commercial and non-commercial flight operations

  • Compliance monitoring (EASA, ICAO, etc.)
  • Safety Management (SMS)
  • Security Management (SeMS)
  • Quality Management (QMS)
  • External audits
  • IS-BAO registration/renewal audits
  • Provision of 'Pilot Angels'

Airworthiness and maintenance

  • EASA Part-145 approval
  • EASA Part-M Subpart G approval
  • Quality Management (QMS)
  • Safety Management (SMS)
  • EASA Part-145 external audits

Enterprise Risk Management

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Business Continuity
  • Crisis management
  • Security and threat analysis

Aircraft transactions

  • Sale/purchase
  • Registration
  • Import into the EU


  • Pilot selection
  • CRM and human factors
  • Emergency & survival equipment
  • Security

Should you wish to receive further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.