Harrods Aviation becomes first Air Elite® to Meet IS-BAH™ Requirements London-Based FBO Chain leads the way in Network’s Commitment to IS-BAH™

May 26, 2016

    1. Geneva, Switzerland (May 26, 2016) – World Fuel Services announced today that Harrods Aviation, the
    1. Air Elite® Network FBO with locations at London’s Luton (EGGW) and Stansted (EGSS) Airports, has
    1. officially become the first Air Elite FBO to achieve the requirements for Stage 1 IS-BAH™ (International
    1. Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) registration. World Fuel Services commends Harrods Aviation
    1. for completing the audit process and serving as an example to the network membership.
In early 2016, Air Elite announced their commitment to having established member locations comply with IS-BAH™ safety standards. “A serious emphasis on safety and operational excellence is essential to running a world-class FBO and being successful in our industry,” said Harrods Aviation’s Managing Director, Paul Norton. “We fully support the network’s goal to have all member FBOs meet IS-BAH™ requirements. Harrods Aviation is glad that we were able to lead the way and look forward to sharing our knowledge with the rest of the network.” The IS-BAH™ is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System (SMS) for FBOs and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies. The IS-BAH™ follows the long-established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO™) Program and fully incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. As a voluntary single global industry code of best practices, the IS-BAH™ provides, through an independent third party audit, a means of recognition and a well-founded safety management development process to assist aircraft operators with their SMS obligations under ICAO Annex 19. Both Harrods Aviation FBO locations successfully completed their IS-BAH™ audits in late April. Kurt Edwards, Director General of IBAC, commented on Harrods Aviation’s completion of the audit, "Harrods Aviation committed early on to the IS-BAH™ program. They kindly hosted a successful workshop set at their Luton facility in 2015 and have since implemented the Standard, leading to the registration achievement at both the London Luton and London Stansted facilities. Harrods Aviation’s ISBAH registration demonstrates commitment to upholding best industry safety practices in aviation.” About Air Elite® Air Elite® is a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. The premier network of Diamond Service locations is strategically positioned around the world. The comfort of consistency is delivered through elevated facility standards and customer service. Air Elite offers customers the pleasure of variety with the local expertise and regional nuances of independently owned FBOs. About World Fuel Services Corporation Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305‐428‐8000 or visit

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