Implemented on July 1, 2014 by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System (SMS) for Fixed Based Operations (FBO) and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies (BAHA).

IS-BAH provides baseline requirements for structuring a FBO/BAHA in the planning and conduct of their operations; it challenges these organizations to review their current systems, programs and procedures, recognize strengths and weaknesses in those procedures, and upgrade to a higher standard. The standard is based on International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices in the preparation of handling business aircraft.

IS-BAH is an industry code of best practices developed by the international business aviation community for the benefit its members. It is the group’s contribution to promoting highly professional operational practices that will build on the excellent safety record already established by business aviation. Conforming to these standards and recommended practices is voluntary and may be self-administered. However, recognition for implementation of and conformance to the standards is available via an auditing process that results in an IBAC certificate of registration.

Benefits of IS-BAH

  1. Enhanced operational safety through predictive and proactive methods;
  2. A sense of teamwork and pride of achievement among their personnel;
  3. Improved efficiency and effectiveness through an integrated management system;
  4. Increased senior management understanding and appreciation for the flight department;
  5. Reduced insurance rates (see USAIG and Global);
  6. The ability to measure overall department performance.
IS-BAH Accredited Auditor at IBAC

IS-BAH Accredited Auditor at IBAC

TRS Aviation Consulting GmbH is not only certified with IBAC Auditor Accreditation to offer auditing, re-auditing and consulting for the implementation of IS-BAH standards, but also holds the status as IS-BAH Support Services Affiliate.

IS-BAH Support Services Affiliate

IS-BAH Support Services Affiliate

This service is operated by our proud partner TRS Aviation Compliance GmbH.