London Oxford Airport has received two new accreditations – its OxfordJet FBO has become one of only a few FBOs in the UK to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) and the airport achieved formal recognition from Gulfstream Aerospace for approved ground handling.
IS-BAH is an industry leading accreditation, supported by industry associations EBAA and the UK’s BBGA, and is a voluntary global code of best practices for ground handlers working in business aviation. Performance is assessed through a safety management audit. The airport’s OxfordJet FBO passed the highly stringent audit in December 2015 following an external assessment by an IBAC-accredited auditor, with the endorsement awarded in just six months.
London Oxford Airport managing director Andi Alexander commented, “IS-BAH is an important international endorsement for OxfordJet and our ground handling team. We are pleased to have achieved this recognition so promptly. A special mention should go to our great team led by Laura Conaty, terminal manager, and Kieran Meikle, operations manager, who have worked so hard to surpass such a comprehensive assessment.”
The airport’s formal recognition from Gulfstream Aerospace for approved ground handling follows an increasing number of Gulfstream business jets, including the new Gulfstream G650, utilizing the OxfordJet FBO on a regular basis, both based and visiting. “This is another credible endorsement by one of the OEMs and we look forward to welcoming more Gulfstream jets with their owners and pilots,” Alexander added.
January 19, 2016