North American FBO chain TAC Air, which has 14 outlets across the country, has become the first company to be awarded the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) at each of its locations. Based on a complete audit of the FBO’s safety management systems, emergency procedures, training, and security and operating procedures, conducted by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the IS-BAH qualification is proof that an establishment conforms to the industry’s best practice standards.
TAC Air has FBOs in Denver (Colorado), Salt Lake City (Utah), Knoxville (Tennessee), Lexington (Kentucky), Little Rock (Arkansas) and St Louis (Missouri), among other destinations. Its network already has certifications for safety, including full accreditation of NATA’s Safety 1st, and was the winner of NATA’s inaugural Safety 1st Certified Line Service Professional Award. It has won various industry awards too, including those for being the country’s top FBO chain.
Christian Sasfai, vice president and COO of TAC Air, said, “As we continue to grow our network, it becomes increasingly important to formalize our process for continuous improvement and build upon the safety culture already in place.”
Terry Yeomans, IS-BAH program director, added, “The International Business Aviation Council congratulates the entire TAC Air team in demonstrating such a strong commitment to building and maintaining a culture based on safety management and risk mitigation.”