TETERBORO, N.J. / April 17, 2014 – Jet Aviation Flight Services successfully advances to International
Standard – Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) stage 3 certification from the International Business
IS-BAO requires flight departments to analyze processes in day-to-day operations and provides managers with
tools to foster an environment where safety, efficiency and a commitment to continuous improvement are
integrated into all operations. A performance-based assessment, IS-BAO stage 3 is the final step in a rigorous
five-year process. This certification specifically recognizes compliance with the highest IS-BAO standards and
practices following an in-depth audit and rating of the Safety Management System (SMS), including a detailed
analysis of operational performance data.
“Jet Aviation is proud to join the small and distinguished group of operators worldwide who have successfully
earned IS-BAO stage 3 certification,” said Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation
Flight Services. “Stage three verifies that safety management activities are fully integrated into our business
and that a positive safety culture is being sustained. Attaining the highest level of IS-BAO accreditation
acknowledges Jet Aviation’s commitment to safety, quality and continuous improvement.”
Jet Aviation Flight Services is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter services
in the Americas. With U.S.-based offices in Teterboro, N.J., Van Nuys, Calif., and Chicago, the company
provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft and was named in Robb Report’s “Best of the
Best” for charter services for three consecutive years. Jet Aviation currently manages more than 100 aircraft in
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 4,500 employees cater to
client needs from more than 20 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South
America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel
services, 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 250 aircraft.
More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.