Sonnie Bates

Director, IS-BAO Programme, NBAA Certified Aviation Manager, ATP.

May 192014

Geneva, 20 May 2014 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will announce Wednesday, 21 May, in Geneva the creation of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety management system (SMS). The IS-BAH follows the long established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Program and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. As one global industry code of best practices, IS-BAH will provide standardization to handlers and operators around the world to meet the coming SMS requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).    See press release.