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Bakersfield Jet Center
FBO/Handler (Meadows Field / Bakersfield)

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Bakersfield Jet Center scoops up Stage III
As one of only eight IS-BAH Stage III certified FBOs in the US, BJC can prove that it provides the safest operating environment possible for all its stakeholders.
The Meadows Field airport IS-BAH Stage III certified FBO Bakersfield Jet Center.
Read this story in our October 2022 printed issue.

In recognition of its commitment to safety and quality standards, Meadows Field airport, California-based Bakersfield Jet Center has successfully completed the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage III audit. This standard, set by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is the highest safety and quality control standard in the world, and Bakersfield Jet Center becomes just the 8th location in the US to meet Stage II, and the 21st in the world.

“This was a team effort of many great people. Congratulations to all of the Bakersfield Jet Center team,” says a representative of the company.

The full service FBO has been owned and operated by the Loyd family since 1958 and offers aircraft fuelling, maintenance, parts, storage, charter, aircraft sales and management. It achieved IS-BAH Stage II in March 2021 and Stage I in August 2018.

“At Bakersfield Jet Center, our team believes that safety and service go hand-in-hand which provides the foundation for a great customer experience,” says ceo Steven Loyd. “With an internal safety core anchored by the standards within the IS-BAH registration program, we are able to provide the safest operating environment possible for all our stakeholders.”

IS-BAH was established through the efforts of the IBAC and NATA as a global code to identify and promote the use of industry best practices by means of a progressive Safety Management System for both FBOs and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies. It follows the format and structure of the IS-BAO programme and incorporates many of the guidelines of the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard and elements of NATA’s Safety 1st Program.

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