Banyan Earns IS-BAH Stage 2 Accreditation


From Aviation Pros: Stage 2 certification is the second of three levels of the highest possible safety standards an FBO can have. It is designed to ensure a handler has met all international standards and provides safe environments through a progressive SMS.


Banyan Air Service has earned the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 accreditation. The IS-BAH accreditation process involves a complete audit of the FBO’s safety management systems, emergency and security procedures, organizational structure, training protocols and operating procedures. Stage 2 certification is the second of three levels of the highest possible safety standards an FBO can have. It is designed to ensure a handler has met all international standards and provides safe environments through a progressive safety management system (SMS) for fixed-base operators (FBO) and business aircraft handling agencies (BAHA).


“We are proud to be the only FBO at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport to earn the IS-BAH accreditation and only one of two FBOs in Florida to have earned the IS-BAH Stage 2 accreditation,” says Kenny Gibson, Banyan’s training and safety manager. “Safety is the top priority at Banyan, and the IS-BAH accreditation demonstrates our commitment to provide the industry with the best safety practices."


Jon Tonko, Banyan’s VP of FBO services said, “Kenny and his team have been working on this project for the past two years; reworking our manual, standard operating procedures, and implementing the highest level of safety protocols which were then audited over the course of five days. I am very proud of the team for completing this process while still serving our guests daily."


Banyan Air Service is an award-winning full-service fixed-base operator (FBO) serving customers in a complex of 1 million square feet of hangar and office space within a 110-acre footprint at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Banyan provides comprehensive business aviation services, including ground services, aircraft sales, heavy maintenance, exterior and interior upgrades, turbine engine service, structural repairs, avionics installations and services, and aircraft part sales. Banyan’s aircraft sales department is the Southeast Sales and Service center for the HondaJet.

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