ExecuJet is expanding its presence in Sydney, Australia, with the acquisition of an FBO to complement its existing maintenance, flight operations and administration facility.
ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating accreditation by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its fixed-based operation (FBO) in Lanseria, South Africa (ICAO: FALA), becoming the first FBO in Africa to hold this industry-leading certificate.
IS-BAH is a global code of best practices for business aviation ground handlers that follows the long established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) programme, used by operator clients. The IS-BAH quality standard is the most comprehensive assessment of handling services available.
Arvin Durgapersad, ExecuJet’s Lanseria FBO Manager, says: “We are delighted our Lanseria FBO has successfully passed the audit, especially as we are the first company in Africa to be IS-BAH accredited. The IS-BAH programme is an enhanced approach to mitigating risk and promoting safety, so naturally ExecuJet plans to implement it across all its FBOs worldwide. We believe this is a clear demonstration of our commitment to safety excellence.”
IS-BAH is a joint programme between the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). It incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit programme and is assessed externally by an IBAC-accredited auditor, who recognises conformity to the standard with an IBAC certificate of registration.