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 has received accreditation by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its fixed-based operation (FBO) in Berlin, becoming the first FBO in Germany and one of the first across Europe to hold this industry-leading certificate.
IS-BAH is a voluntary global code of best practices for business aviation ground handlers assessed through a safety management system, which crucially recognises that FBOs need to plan and conduct operations in a standardised way.
Sigrun Leidel, General Manager, ExecuJet Germany, says: “Receiving IS-BAH accreditation is a great achievement for our FBO and ground handling team. It is becoming increasingly important for business aviation operators to seek verification of the level of proficiency of its business aircraft handling and IS-BAH provides an excellent means of meeting safety management system requirements. We fully support the programme on its mission to promote highly professional operational practices.”
The IS-BAH follows the long established structure of the IS-BAO programme, used by operator clients, and is a joint programme between IBAC and NATA. It incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit program and is assessed externally by an IBAC-accredited auditor, who recognises conformity to the standard with an IBAC certificate of registration.