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London Oxford Airport rings in the New Year with two new accreditations

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IS-BAH Certificate for OxfordJet and ground handling recognition from Gulfstream
London Oxford Airport is ringing in the New Year with two new accreditations. Its OxfordJet FBO has become one of only a few FBO’s in the UK to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH). This industry leading accreditation, supported by industry associations EBAA and the UK’s BBGA, is a voluntary global code of best practices for ground handlers working in business aviation.  Performance is assessed through a safety management audit.  The airport’s OxfordJet FBO passed the highly stringent audit in December following an external assessment by an IBAC-accredited (International Business Aviation Council) auditor, with the endorsement awarded in just six months.
This status underlines London Oxford’s commitment to best health and safety practice and provides added reassurance to clients. Commenting on the new accreditation, London Oxford Airport Managing Director, Andi Alexander said: “IS-BAH is an important international endorsement for OxfordJet and our ground handling team.  We are pleased to have achieved this recognition so promptly.  A special mention should go to our great team led by Laura Conalty, Terminal Manager and Kieran Meikle, Operations Manager, who have worked so hard to surpass such a comprehensive assessment.”
IS-BAH incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program and follows the structure of the IS-BAO programme. It is part of a joint initiative run by IBAC and US NATA (National Air Transportation Association).
London Oxford receives recognition from Gulfstream
London Oxford has also achieved formal recognition from Gulfstream Aerospace for approved ground handling.   This news follows an increasing number of Gulfstream business jets, including the new Gulfstream G650, utilising the OxfordJet FBO on a regular basis, both based and visiting.
“This is another credible endorsement by one of the OEMs and we look forward to welcoming more Gulfstream jets with their owners and pilots,”  Andi added.
As the fourth busiest FBO in the UK, handling over 8,000 passengers per annum and over 5,500 private aircraft movements, Oxford is one of the primary London region options for the business aviation community.  Coupled with the jointly owned and operated London Heliport at Battersea, it offers a unique package to clients using both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Flight crew and aircraft owners visiting OxfordJet and London Oxford are reminded that they can enter the airport’s new draw for some top prizes, including Breitling watches, Ray-Ban sunglasses, fine wine and a box of Oxfordshire ales.  The offer runs through until the end of February.

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