ACI Jet at John Wayne Airport Achieves IS-BAH Stage I Certification

Jan. 30, 2019
ACI Jet announces it has received its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I certification from IBAC.

January 30, 2019 (Santa Ana, CA) ACI Jet, a world-class FBO providing corporate aircraft management, charter, maintenance and ground handling services announces it has received its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for its John Wayne Orange County Airport (KSNA) FBO location. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers and FBOs and is designed to meet Safety Management System (SMS) requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to IBAC.

“This is an important and prestigious certification for our John Wayne FBO to achieve,” said Joe Daichendt, Senior Vice President, FBOs of ACI Jet. Adds Daichendt, “It demonstrates to our customers and our employees the emphasis ACI Jet places on safety in everything we do. This also complements our IS-BAO Stage II certification that our charter and management division holds, among its numerous other safety ratings.” The IS-BAH Stage I certification is yet another milestone that the FBO has added over the last two years since operations commenced at John Wayne in early 2017.

In just two short years, ACI Jet has made measurable strides in reshaping the landscape for business and general aviation users of John Wayne Airport. In addition to a 30 percent increase in fuel sales, ACI Jet has helped to grow the Orange County tax roll by adding $275 Million in based aircraft to John Wayne Airport since 2017. As a further enrichment to air travel options in Orange County, in 2018 ACI Jet was instrumental in bringing JetSuiteX - a public charter service that provides customers with the ease and convenience of travel on a charter flight at the cost of a commercial airline flight – to John Wayne Airport and their FBO.

“Safety has always been a key part of our culture at ACI Jet and the IS-BAH Stage I certification is a tangible example of our commitment” states Daichendt. “During our first two years at John Wayne Airport we have enjoyed unparalleled growth in safety, quality, service, and business. We plan to build on and surpass these accomplishments in years to come.”