ACI Jet, a world-class FBO providing ground handling services, corporate aircraft management, charter and maintenance has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for its FBO operations at John Wayne Airport (KSNA).
IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers and FBOs and is designed to meet Safety Management System (SMS) requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO), according to IBAC.
“Over the last four years, we’ve made it our goal to develop and instill a safety culture that is
proactive.” said Andrew Robillard, Vice President of ACI Jet FBOs.
“Achieving IS-BAH Stage II is a testament to how far we’ve come. It’s a solid foundation for us to build on, and continue to grow the safety culture in aviation.”
Today, most of the reports submitted to management through the Safety Management System are proactive, with an emphasis placed on finding ways to improve safety protocols before problems arise.
Being awarded the entire east side parcel of the airport yielded nearly double the previously occupied operations area and significantly increased the volume of ramp operations, especially for the ground support crew.
Nathen Steiger, FBO General Manager and a key part of establishing a safety culture at SNA,
stated: “It is an honor to be recognized as an IS-BAH Stage II FBO.
“ACI Jet takes great pride in maintaining a high level of safety and experience for all of our customers.”