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) 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 practice centered around Safety Management System (SMS) principles adopted by ICAO and other operations-critical industries. Conforming to these standards and recommended practices is voluntary.
Based in Montreal, IBAC is a non-profit organization led by the Director General, Kurt Edwards, and assisted by a staff of experienced specialty managers.
IBAC provides a single powerful voice for business aviation and employs expertise to:
Represent business aviation as the industry’s official observer organization at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),
Ensure global aviation standards reflect business aviation’s needs
Promote business aviation safety and efficiency through use of international standards, industry best practices, and products created for the industry,
Provide policy advice, with member associations, on best practices and policies to facilitate business aviation growth in international markets.