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.


TAC20 was held in November 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The TAC was split into two sessions, a Closed session and an Open session. The Closed Session is primarily for BARS Member Organisations, with Audit Companies joining the Open session. Due to the large success of TAC19 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 to the functioning of this important part of the BARS Program.

The TAC hosted a variety of presentations with speakers from BARS Member Organisations, Aircraft Operators and invited guests. The BARS Program Office also held the TAC Networking Event for all participants, this is a new initiative and provides a unique opportunity for BARS Member Organizations, Audit Companies, FSF staff and Aircraft Operators to meet in an informal environment.

The next TAC21 will be held on 23 -24 May, Melbourne, Australia.