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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • August-September, 2018 • Page 17 BARS version seven out GLOBAL flight safety standards for contracted aircraft opera- tors have been updated to in- clude air drop threats, controls and defences in a collaboration involving the Flight Safety Foun- dation, air operators, humanitar- ian organisations and facilitated by the World Food Program (WFP). Air drops are occasion- ally used by humanitarian organisations like WFP to deliver food and other basic supplies to remote areas. Version seven of the new Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) pro- gram also includes the addition of safety goals at the top of each control and defence, providing industry with the ability to establish measures to rate the organisation’s safety performance against each goal. The BARS program was cre- ated by the Flight Safety Foun- dation (FSF) to provide a more efficient means of monitoring, assessing and analysing risks associated with contracted avia- tion operators. David Anderson, managing director, FSF BARS program said the inclusion of air drop risks and controls in the latest ver- sion of the program responded to the continued rise in global humanitarian activity and the unique challenges involved in these operations. “Air drop activity has its own unique set of risks and controls and is very different to other aviation operations, which is why we’ve dedicated an entire appen- dix in this latest version of the BARS Program to these activities,” he said. “The air drop section was devel- oped in collabora- tion with human- itarian organisa- tions and relevant operators and facilitated by the World Food Program – the re- sult is a common safety standard for aircraft oper- ators to address the challenges of these complex operations.” Anderson said the other signifi- cant update in the latest version of the BARS Program was the inclu- sion of safety goals – a result of industry feedback from resources, mining, construction and insur- ance organisations that contract aircraft and helicopter operators. “No other standard has ever out- lined ‘why’ a control is in place – the addition of safety goals to each control and defence in the stand- ard is a significant step forward for our industry,” he said. “This provides aircraft operators with the guidance to establish metrics to assess how the organisation is meeting its safety goals, improv- ing visibility and performance.” The latest edition of the BARS program is available for down- load from the web site – www. flightsafety.org/bars The key to DAILY NEWS in the airfreight industry www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo ON LINE, ON TARGET, ON US. David Anderson Novo buys 25pc Envirotainer stake NOVO Holdings is buying 24.9 per cent of Envirotainer in partner- ship with the private equity firm Cinven. Headquartered in Stock- holm, Envirotainer designs, manu- factures and leases active tem- perature controlled containers used primarily for air freighting biopharma products, transporting up to two million doses of medi- cine per day. The Group has 600 customers world wide, including many of the blue-chip global biopharma com- panies operating from regional centres in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Dallas and Singapore, with a port- folio of more than 5,800 leased containers globally.