FBO RIGA business aviation center at Riga International Airport, Latvia, has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation, as the company has successfully passed the second audit of International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The company is the first to earn this certificate in the Baltic States.
IS-BAH is the industry standard for business aviation ground handlers developed by the IBAC in cooperation with National Air Transport Association (NATA). It is a set of industry best practices that features at its core a safety management system. IS-BAH meets ICAO requirements and global practices, including the safety management system (SMS) requirements.
As of today, 162 organizations have earned IS-BAH registration worldwide, with 68 companies achieving Stage II, and only two organizations accredited by Stage III. In Europe, just over 50 FBOs hold IS-BAH certificate, and less than 20 organizations have achieved Stage II.
“Safety is our absolute priority, it is the basis of our work. We are proud to have received another international recognition of FBO RIGA professionalism. Our customers, partners, passengers and crews can be confident about top-notch services at our business aviation center”, said Leonid Gorodnitski, co-owner of FBO RIGA.