May 15, 2019 (Saint-Cloud, France): Dassault Falcon Service’s Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) at Paris-Le Bourget airport has been awarded an International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I certificate, a key milestone in its commitment to guarantee the safest and most reliable handling services in the industry.
“Ground safety is becoming increasingly important for regulators, airlines, business operators and insurers alike,” said Pierre-Etienne Aubin, General Manager of Dassault Falcon Service. “The IS-BAH standard is a pledge of reliability that allows operators to mitigate risk and avoid costly compliancy audits. We are extremely proud to be among the very few FBOs in this leading European business aviation airport to receive IS-BAH certification.”
IS-BAH is an industry code of best practice for business and general aviation aircraft ground handling operations. Developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the code is intended to promote the highest levels of safety, quality and reliability in ground operations and associated training, human resources, maintenance and security activities. It centers on a Safety Management System (SMS), designed to develop and sustain a performance-based, risk-averse culture for FBOs.
The Le Bourget FBO can accommodate aircraft of all types, from small business jets to BBJ and Airbus A320 corporate shuttles. It was voted No. 1 at Paris-Le Bourget airport in 2018 by Aviation International News (AIN) and recently underwent a thorough renovation, including the full redesign of the crew area, that substantially improves the comfort and quality of services offered to passengers and crew members.
The Dassault Falcon Service FBO is a member of the Air Elite network, which offers clients access to 71 FBOs worldwide. In addition to its FBO activity, Dassault Falcon Service operates a Falcon maintenance center at Paris Le Bourget and in Mérignac near Bordeaux, as part of the Dassault Aviation worldwide network. It also provides aircraft management, CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization), and executive charter flight services.