The International BusinessAviation Council (IBAC) ground-handling safety standard, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), has now reached 300 registered locations since it was first introduced in 2014. This month, Jetex Marrakech became the 300th ground handling organization to achieve IS-BAH Stage 1 registration.
Terry Yeomans is the IS-BAH Programme Director and has been in this role since the programme began. “We congratulate all the organizations worldwide that helped us reach this milestone and offer a special thank you to them for setting the safety bar high for business aviation ground handling. We look forward to others joining us as the IS-BAH Programme continues to grow.”
Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General, said, “IS-BAH was the first industry standard to bring the SMS concept to ground handling, and we are proud of reaching this 300th milestone. As a voluntary standard, like IS-BAO, organizations that commit to integrating these industry best safety practices into their day-to-day operations and work toward continuous improvement are to be commended.”
Launched in 2014, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) is designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of business and general aviation Ground Handling Service Providers (GHSP) on a global level. IS-BAH is based on the implementation of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System (SMS) appropriate to the scale and nature of GHSPs, including Fixed Based Operations (FBO) and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies (BAHA). IS-BAH follows the structure of the IS-BAO Programme and is the global industry standard for handlers and operators around the world to meet the coming SMS requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org