Jet Aviation Flight Services First Company to Achieve IS-BAO Registration for Both its Part 91 and 135 Aircraft Management Operations

Teterboro, N.J. / March 15, 2011 – Jet Aviation Flight Services, the group’s aircraft management and charter division for the Americas, is the first aircraft management company to earn registration under a policy issued in 2010 by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Achieving the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration demonstrates Jet Aviation’s commitment to safety, quality and security.

“Achieving IS-BAO status requires building processes and systems that support our corporate priorities,” said Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Flight Services. “Our first priority is getting our clients safely and securely to their destinations while providing premium services. Our IS-BAO designation indicates that we stand behind that commitment.”

IS-BAO is modeled on the ISO 9000 family of standards. It requires development of program, systems, processes and procedures to meet safety and security standards. An independent audit confirmed Jet Aviation’s compliance with the standards.

Jet Aviation Flight Services group is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s charter and aircraft management services in the Americas. The company provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft in the U.S. and was named the Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” for charter services for three consecutive years.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit

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