Why IS-BAO?

Why settle for less? If you want to maximize the effectiveness of your safety management efforts, why not adopt a framework as comprehensive and well-respected as IS-BAO?

IS-BAO is internationally accepted as the most appropriate comprehensive standard for business aircraft operations today.
Some of the benefits are:
  • Raises the safety bar for flight departments and the industry as a whole
  • Increases confidence among regulators, board members, and passengers
  • Institutionalizes aviation “best practices”
  • Improves aircraft insurance and finance options
  • Establishes recognition of a well-managed operation
  • Enhances operational safety through predictive and proactive methods
  • Improves safety culture with implementation via teams
  • Improves efficiency and effectiveness through an integrated SMS
  • Enhances ability to measure safety performance
  • Increases executive level appreciation of aircraft operations
  • Reduced rates / enhanced support from insurance providers
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About IS-BAH

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). The IS-BAH follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Program and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. 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 Organization (ICAO).

IS-BAH™ offers Fixed Based Operators (FBO) and Business Aircraft Handling Agents (BAHA) a scalable, industry-developed code of best practices centered around Safety Management System (SMS) principles adopted by ICAO and other operations-critical industries.

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