IS-BAH Achieves Century Milestone

IS-BAH Achieves Century Milestone

IS-BAH Achieves Century Milestone

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) program has reached 100 registered handler locations since it was introduced in July 2014.

The IS-BAH follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for business-aircraft handling agents and fixed-base operators around the world, developed to align with existing and future safety management system (SMS) requirements aimed at ground-handling service providers.

“We are excited to reach this milestone of 100 IS-BAH operator locations, and I am very proud of our team that made this possible,” says Terry Yeomans, program director for IS-BAH. “We are experiencing substantial growth in the program right now. I see our momentum continuing as more FBOs and handling agents embrace the code of industry-developed best practices as our sector recognizes the value of a positive safety culture to their core business.”

IS-BAH combines voluntary best practices for business-aircraft ground handlers with a robust SMS embedded. Apart from airport minimum standards, the FBO industry remains largely unregulated. The voluntary proactive adoption of IS-BAH could lead to preferred, long-term self-regulation for the FBO industry. IBAC plays an active role within the ICAO ground-handling task force that is currently developing ground-handling guidance documentation for State’s consideration. IBAC is fully committed to support the global business-aviation community in its drive to reduce ground handling-related incidents.

Learn more at www.ibac.org/is_bah.

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