Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been functioning since 2009 developing the concept of the BARS Bow-tie model of the Standard and providing ongoing input to the contents of the Standard. The TAC is made up of the subscribed BARS member Organizations and the BARS Program Office Management. TAC Meetings are held twice a year, once in Australia and once in an international location. The Open session of the TAC invites other BARS Program stakeholders such as the Audit Company representatives and observers to attend and contribute to the ongoing Program development.

TAC19 in Brisbane, Australia

TAC19 was held in May 2018 in Brisbane, Australia and was hosted by BHP. The TAC was split into two sessions, a Closed session and an Open session. The Closed Session was primarily for BARS Member Organizations, with Audit Companies joining the Open session. For this first time however, the TAC extended the invitation for BARS Registered Aircraft Operators to join and participate in the Open Session of the meeting to observe and contribute towards the functioning of this important part in the BARS Program schedule. This provided a new level of participation and in-depth discussion of the current operation and future initiatives of the Program.

The TAC also hosted a variety of presentations with speakers from BARS Member Organizations, Aircraft Operators and other invited guests. The BARS Program Office scheduled its first Networking Event sponsored by Hevilift which was open to all participants. This is a new initiative and provided for the first time a great opportunity for BARS Member Organizations, Audit Companies, FSF BARS Program Office staff and Aircraft Operators to meet in an informal environment.