September 11, 2015

Two training workshops held in advance of NBAA’s Sept. 17 St. Louis Regional Forum will address the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification.

The Sept. 15 “Fundamentals of IS-BAH Workshop” will teach fixed-based operators (FBOs) and aircraft handlers how to implement IS-BAH. Launched last year by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), IS-BAH is a ground-handling safety accreditation aimed at avoiding ground mishaps and protecting people on the ramp.

On Sept. 16, a workshop titled “IS-BAH Auditing” will train auditors to conduct IS-BAH registration audits. To receive IS-BAH accreditation, an FBO must undergo an audit of its safety management systems, emergency procedures, organizational structure, administrative elements, security procedures, training protocols and operating procedures.

“IS-BAH is designed to improve business aviation safety by providing a set of global industry best practices for ground handlers,” said Terry Yeomans, IBAC’s IS-BAH program director. “The training workshops will give attendees an in-depth understanding of IS-BAH so their companies can implement these best practices efficiently and effectively.”

Yeomans will be the instructor for both sessions, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites St. Louis – Downtown. The hotel is a few miles from the St. Louis Downtown Airport, where NBAA’s St. Louis Regional Forum will take place on Sept. 17.