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
Geneva, Switzerland (May 26, 2016) – World Fuel Services announced today that Harrods Aviation, the
Air Elite® Network FBO with locations at London’s Luton (EGGW) and Stansted (EGSS) Airports, has
officially become the first Air Elite FBO to achieve the requirements for Stage 1 IS-BAH™ (International
Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) registration. World Fuel Services commends Harrods Aviation
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
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®
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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. www.AirEliteNetwork.com.
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.
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for completing the audit process and serving as an example to the network membership.