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Another First for TAC Air: First Large Chain FBO Network to Achieve IS-BAH Stage 2 Certification

Thursday, Oct 25 2018

Front Line Services Demonstrate The Execution Of Process To Gain Certification Across the System

Dallas, Texas (October 17, 2018) – TAC Air, a fixed-base operator (FBO) with 14 U.S. locations, has become the first large chain FBO to achieve the rigorous safety and ground handling Stage 2 accreditation from the Internal Business Aviation Council (IBAC). With only 32 FBOs globally certified with Stage 2 IS-BAH registration, TAC Air sets the standard.

The IBAC Stage 1 accreditation, the global business aviation industry’s audit of standards for ground handling, was earned by TAC Air in 2016. Within the required two year period, TAC Air has achieved the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 certificate of registration for all 14 FBO locations.

IS-BAH Program Director for IBAC, Terry Yeomans, shared, "The International Business Aviation Council congratulates TAC Air in achieving IS-BAH Stage 2 registration by demonstrating its implementation of safety management and risk mitigation.”

As the first large chain FBO network to achieve IS-BAH Stage 2 registration in all locations, TAC Air has not only met rigorous aviation industry safety standards, but also proved its practice of safety management and associated activities are appropriately targeted and safety risks effectively managed.

“TAC Air is committed to operating at the highest level of safety and is continually seeking ways to improve its operations. Achievement of Stage 2 IS-BAH certification is confirmation of this commitment,” stated Christian Sasfai, VP and COO of TAC Air.

Certificates of registration are issued by IBAC to FBOs that have successfully demonstrated conformity to the industry's best practice standards through completion of a three-stage external audit by an IBAC accredited auditor.

Photo: At NBAA’s annual convention in Orlando, Terry Yeomans, IBAC’s IS-BAH program coordinator (second from right) presented TAC Air staff including president and CEO Greg Arnold (fourth from right) and TAC Air vice president and COO Christian Sasfai with certificates indicating IS-BAH Stage 2 registration for each of the company’s 14 FBOs.

About TAC AirTAC Air is an aviation ground services company providing the highest level of service available in fixed base operations with more than 700 associates in its network of operations spanning across the U.S. from Salt Lake City in the west to Hartford, CT in the east. TAC Air is a division of TAC - The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company.

Find more information about the passion for great service TAC Air is providing pilots, aircraft owners, airlines and government/military at www.tacair.com. For more information about TAC, visit https://thearnoldcos.com.

About IBACIBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a member-supported, non-profit international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its IS-BAO™ and IS-BAH™ Programmes; Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. www.ibac.com.

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