Emerald VIP Services can now support your IS-BAH auditing needs through a network of in-house qualified IS-BAH auditors across the UK, Ireland and France. Our team of international experts are available to travel across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia as needed.

Key facts for becoming IS-BAH certified:

Emerald can assist with getting you ready for an audit or perform the audit itself but is not permitted to do both.

You must attend an IS-BAH workshop before your audit can commence.

A key requirement to IS-BAH involves implementing a progressive Safety Management System (SMS).

Follow up audits are conducted every 2 years.

IS-BAH Fundamentals

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) is a set of global industry best practises developed jointly by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety management system (SMS). IS-BAH follows the long established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Program and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program.

Global operators will increasingly look to select only IS-BAH certified FBOs knowing that they comply with a set of international standards that include an SMS that is core to their own company operating mandatory requirements. Our certified auditors each with a minimum of 5 years working for FBO’s can assist either in getting you prepared for an IS-Bah audit or carry out the audit itself. Our industry expertise means that we can guide you through the process avoiding any undue impact on your people, time and resources.

Representatives from each location would still be required to attend the one day IS-BAH fundamentals workshop although we would negotiate a bulk attendance reduction with IBAC on your behalf.

For an FBO with multiple locations, where management oversight and operational practices utilise a single operations manual across all locations and are clearly used by all bases then we can present a case to IBAC that will allow us to consider the audit of a main site, plus a sample audit of the other locations.

For further details or to obtain a detailed quote on our services please contact:

Peter Costelloe

Tel + 353 1 906 0027

Email. Is-bah@emeraldvipservices.com