RocketDNA secures BARS Silver Level Status

Company News
April 30, 2024

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RocketDNA is pleased to announce that the company has achieved BARS Silver Level status in both Australia and South Africa.

This comes as the company was successfully audited against the Comprehensive audit stream for two consecutive years in 2023 and 2024.

What is BARS?

The Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) is an internationally recognised safety program and is a subsidiary of the FlightSafety Foundation. The audit covers all flight and operational aspects of an aviation company – including flight operations, maintenance handling, personnel, aircraft and quality and safety systems.

It is one of the highest demonstrations and commitments to safety in the contracted aviation world.

Why is BARS so important?

With many of today’s largest mining operators requiring BARS registration as a pre-requisite for engagement on sites, this safety standard will set the company apart on a global level.

Safety is at the heart of the BAR Standard, and with drones becoming increasingly prominent in the skies, it is imperative that operators do everything in their power to minimise risk.

“We are very pleased to have moved onto Silver status for BARS in 2024” explains CEO, Christopher Clark, “It is a testament to our ongoing commitment to safety, as well as confirmation that our procedures align to the highest safety standards in the world”.

Who uses BARS?

Current BARS member organisations include some of the biggest corporations in the world, including BHP, South 32, Anglo American, Glencore, Newmont and Rio Tinto.

While RocketDNA already has existing contracts with many of these companies, the assurance of adhering to the BAR Standard will create further confidence in the company’s systems and operations.

RocketDNA Double BARS Silver Status

RocketDNA Australia and RocketDNA Africa completed the Flight Safety Foundation’s Comprehensive BARS Audit Stream in early 2024 and have both successfully passed this audit, receiving their silver status this month.  

The Comprehensive Stream requires a higher level of evaluation than the Core Stream and was selected by both companies to include their Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) activities, as well as the opportunity to move towards higher levels of recognition in coming years –including gold status in 2025.