Dubai, UAE, 2016-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today awarded to Jet Aviation registrations to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) for 11 facilities. Jet Aviation gained certification after implementing the IS-BAH™ at its business aviation ground handling activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They successfully demonstrated conformity to an independent IBAC-accredited auditor.
The IS-BAH™ is a global code of best practices for the FBO and business aviation handling agent (BAHA) community, created for the industry by the industry. It incorporates the safety management system (SMS) concept in all aspects of FBO/BAHA operations and is complementary with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) used by their operator clients.
“Congratulations to the team at Jet Aviation EMEA and Asia for their efforts in voluntarily adopting the IS-BAH™,” said Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General, who awarded the certificates at the MEBAA Show in Dubai, UAE. “This achievement demonstrates that Jet Aviation show a clear commitment to business aviation safety on the ground and going beyond what is required to mitigate risks for their customers and employees.”
“I’m very proud of our FBO teams of professionals, who consistently proved their ability to respond to customer and regulatory requirements,” said Stefan Benz, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations in EMEA and Asia. “These certifications demonstrate our ability to continually improve our processes, with a constant view to meeting the needs of our customers to the highest quality standards — across our entire network. This outstanding collective achievement truly helps raise the safety bar for handling services in the industry.”
The IS-BAH™ is a joint programme between IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). It incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit programme and follows the long established structure of the IS-BAO.
The 2016/17 Standard is now available. Interested organizations may go to the IBAC website, www.ibac.org, or the NATA website, www.nata.aero, for further information.
IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. www.ibac.org
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of close to 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation