Meridian has received recognition from IS-BAH for its Hayward and Teterboro FBO facilities. “We are proud to be recognised for our continued commitment and conformance to these standards following the audit process that resulted in an IBAC certificate of registration for Hayward as well as for our TEB FBO,” says Carlos Rodriguez, HWD general manager. “Meridian has always adhered to the highest standards and best practices, and this latest industry certification underscores this commitment.”
IS-BAH provides baseline requirements for structuring an FBO or BAHA in the planning and conduct of its operations. It also asks these organisations to review their current systems, programmes and procedures, recognise strengths and weaknesses in those procedures and upgrade to a higher standard.
IS-BAH registered facilities benefit from the same advantages experienced by current International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registered operators, who note that since implementation they have experienced a variety of benefits, including enhanced operational safety through predictive and proactive methods and improved efficiency and effectiveness through an integrated management system. Meridian currently holds IS-BAO Stage II registration.
There are additional benefits to having achieved IS-BAH, notes TEB interim line service manager Victor Rodriguez, who also serves as line service and FBO safety training coordinator: “The IS-BAH standard provides us with a framework to benchmark the latest trends as well as the ability to measure overall department performance,” he states. “One of the primary tenets of the standard is having a solid SMS in place and continuing to review and look for improvement opportunities which help maintain the highest standards.”
“At Meridian, that process is part of our culture,” adds Carlos, who is Victor's brother. “We're dedicated to providing safe, efficient and outstanding service in every aspect of our operations. Receiving IS-BAH accreditation shows our customers how much we value them.”