Universal Aviation UK, a London Stansted International airport-based ground support provider, has achieved IS-BAH Stage II registration. Universal Aviation UK first earned Stage I certification in 2017.
“We are honoured to be the first Universal Aviation location to earn IS-BAH Stage II registration, as it demonstrates our never-ending commitment to safety and reducing our customers' operating risk and stress,” says senior director of international business, northern Europe and Africa Sean Raftery.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers, which features at its core a safety management system (SMS). IS-BAH follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) programme and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st ground audit programme. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers and operators around the world to meet the coming SMS requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
“We want to pass our congratulations to the whole Universal Aviation Stansted team in achieving IS-BAH Stage II recently,” adds IS-BAH programme director Terry Yeomans. “Stage II shows that the team's firm commitment to the management of safety to both their staff and customers at the start of this process two years ago are showing positive signs of maturity and continual improvement throughout the scope of activities offered at London Stansted to the business aviation community.”
Universal Aviation is the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation and has more than 40 locations in 20 countries.