Universal Aviation UK earn IS-BAH accreditation


Based at London Stansted Airport, Universal Aviation UK has passed an International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) audit and is now officially an IS-BAH accredited location.

IS-BAH is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers, which features a safety management system at its core and follows the structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program and incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program.

Sean Raftery, managing director of Universal Aviation UK and Ireland, said, “This is an extremely proud day for Universal Aviation, and is official recognition of our efforts in reducing our clients’ operating risk and stress when on the ground. Our Universal Aviation Safety Team is committed to having the highest global safety standards and has worked tirelessly over the past two years to attain this mark of distinction for our location.”

Universal Aviation Singapore is also undergoing the IS-BAH accreditation process, with more of the company’s locations scheduled to submit over the next year.

Charlie Mularski, vice president, international at Universal, commented, “Universal Aviation UK is the first of our locations to earn IS-BAH accreditation, but will not be the last, as we are fully committed to reaching this level of distinction at all of our locations.

“Over the next year, five more Universal Aviation ground support locations will be going through IS-BAH audits, starting with Universal Aviation Singapore. Our clients’ mission success is our highest priority and that means being committed to not just meeting but exceeding the industry’s best practices for business aviation ground handlers.”

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