Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct for members of the British Association of Aviation Consultants

All members of the Association are expected to:

  • Observe the provisions of the Articles of Association of the BAAC and so conduct themselves as to uphold the reputation, standing and dignity of the Association and its members.
  • Treat with courtesy, whether in person, on the telephone, by letter or email or through other electronic means, all Association fellow members and their guests, and associated personnel concerned with the business of the Association or attending any gathering or event of the Association.
  • Behave in an appropriate manner when attending Association events.
  • Pay membership dues as prescribed by the Articles of Association.
  • Accept that no member may speak for the Association, or make any commitments on its behalf, without the authority of the BAAC Council.
  • Abide by the Code of Professional Conduct set out in Part B in the discharge of their professional duties.

Code of Professional Conduct of the Association

The Code of Professional Conduct of the Association places a personal obligation on its members to act with integrity and in the public interest.

In discharging their professional duties, members should:

  • Act with due skill, care and diligence and with proper regard for professional standards.
  • Prevent avoidable danger to health or safety.
  • Act in accordance with the principles of sustainability and prevent avoidable adverse impact on the environment and society.
  • Maintain their competence, undertake only professional tasks for which they are competent and disclose relevant limitations of competence.
  • Accept appropriate responsibility for work carried out under their supervision.
  • Treat all persons fairly and with respect.
  • Encourage others to advance their learning and competence.
  • Avoid where possible real or perceived conflict of interest and advise affected parties when such conflicts arise.
  • Observe the proper duties of confidentiality owed to appropriate parties.
  • Reject bribery and all forms of corrupt behaviour and make positive efforts to ensure others do likewise.
  • Assess and manage relevant risks and communicate these appropriately.
  • Assess relevant liability and if appropriate hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Notify the Association if convicted of a criminal offence or upon becoming bankrupt or disqualified as a Company Director.
  • Notify the Association of any significant violation of the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct by another member.

In jurisdictions where this is supported by law, raise a concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others (“blow the whistle”), and support a colleague or any other person to whom you have a duty of care who in good faith raises any such concern.

British Association of Aviation Consultants

Agreed by BAAC Council on 30 August 2019