IBAC launched IS-BAH, the International Standard – Business Aviation Handling in 2014 at EBACE.
This standard is achievable for any FBO or Business Aviation Handling Agent, small or large. Increasingly aircraft operators are gaining IS-BAO (International Standard - Business Aircraft Operators) certification & prefer to use FBO or BAHA that have, or are working towards, IS-BAH, as this gives them confidence that their aircraft will be handled by an organization that has invested in the very best industry standards for training & SMS.
Not only does IS-BAH offer FBO/BAHA the highest safety culture possible for their staff & clients, it may well pay for itself through reduced insurance premiums. Certification will also bring with it an added marketing bonus when it comes to promoting your business to aircraft operators.
IS-BAH is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers, which features at its core a safety management system (SMS). The IS-BAH follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Program & incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers & operators around the world to meet the coming SMS requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) successful Safety 1st Ground Audit program was incorporated into the new standard, setting a new and higher standard for Safety Management Systems & best practices throughout the business aviation ground support industry.
The standard was developed at the urging of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). Day-to-day operation of the standard and audit processes is managed by IBAC. Terry Yeomans is director of the IS-BAH program.
To enquire about IS-BAH support from Global FBO Consult please use the email template below & we will revert without delay.