Gama Aviation is the latest aviation services provider to achieve certification under the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). The UK-based company received the approval for its operation in Sharjah, UAE. This follows last month’s announcement that the location was the first FBO in the Middle East to receive International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation, thus making it one of the few worldwide to receive both certifications.
“The implementation of the [IS-BAO] was the next step in the development of our regional safety, quality and operations management structures, which have been in place since the award of our UAE air operating certificate in 2010,” said Richard Lineveldt, the location’s general manager. “This verifies that our operation, and in particular the safety management system, was already functioning at an optimal level and has also provided valuable insight into areas where we can strive for further performance improvement.”
Earlier this year the company received approval to expand its operation at Sharjah International Airport with the construction of a new FBO.