Swissport Executive Aviation Nice completes IS-BAH certification for Nice Côte d’Azur
Swissport Executive Aviation Nice has been awarded the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification for its Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport – Business Aviation terminal.
The accreditation awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) marks the first certification for a Nice FBO. IS-BAH is the protocol of the safety envelope, and it sets an international standard for operations in business and general aviation aircraft ground handling.
Aldo Salzillo, Network Quality Manager Swissport Executive Aviation says “Achieving the IS-BAH certification sets the bar for the business line. This voluntary certification has required a six months preparation and demonstrates our commitment to upholding the highest International safety standards, as well as the safety regulation of our Group. It will help us in maintaining our position as a main player in the business aviation handling industry and gives the accent on the way to more certification within the Swissport Executive Aviation network.
"The International Business Aviation Council congratulates the entire Swissport Executive Aviation team in achieving the IS-BAH certification. Implementing the IS-BAH voluntary standards through to registration shows an ongoing commitment by Swissport Executive Aviation, a business line of Swissport International Ltd. to mitigate risks in its day-to-day operations, and implement a positive safety culture, which is highly commended." said Terry Yeomans, director of the IS-BAH program.
IS-BAH accreditation involves a complete audit of an FBO’s safety management systems, emergency procedures, organizational structure, administrative elements, security procedures, training protocols, and operating procedure. The Certificates of registration are issued by IBAC to FBOs and BAHAs that have successfully demonstrated conformity to the industry’s best practice standards through completion of a three-stage external audit by an IBAC accredited auditor.
Swissport Executive Aviation was launched in 2001 and is present at more than 80 bases in 22 countries. Networking list available under: www.swissport-executive.com
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com