IBAC Announces New IS-BAH Standards Board for 2021/2022

MONTREAL – 28 May 2021 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) Standards Board meeting where it virtually welcomed three new members for 2021-2022 and thanked returning board members for their continued service. New members include Kevin Donnelly from Jet Aviation US, Dawit Lemma from Krimson Aviation, and Benjamin Hammond from Duncan Aviation. 

Terry Yeomans, IS-BAH Programme Director, said, “The Standards Board consists of active professionals from around the world in the ground handling service provider sector, demonstrating these are truly industry-driven standards. A special thanks to outgoing board member, Stewart MacPherson for his countless contributions, as his two-terms have concluded. The ongoing support of these leaders is promoting safer operations for us all. I am grateful for the entire team as they continue to go above and beyond to support and voluntarily participate in the future of ISBAH, especially during these challenging times. I look forward to continued collaboration with them throughout the next year and beyond,” added Yeomans. 

The IS-BAH Standards Board is delegated responsibility for the content of the Standard itself by the IBAC Governing Board. Suggested improvements are received throughout the year from industry users and from upcoming changes identified by IBAC within the ICAO SARPs. 

The IS-BAH Programme has registered more than 246 different locations globally since its inception in 2014 and is designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of business and general aviation Ground Handling Service Providers (GHSP). As a voluntary programme, IS-BAH is the first industry standard to bring the SMS concept to ground handling and will enable handlers to conform to the ICAO SMS framework. 

The 2021-2022 IS-BAH Standards Board Members include: 

Chair, Allison Markey - Wyvern Ltd 

Vice Chair, Marc Pieters - Jet Aviation EuMEA 

Joseph Azzaz - Sky Valet Golf de St-Tropez Airport 

Chris Barrow – Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre (HKBAC) 

Jennifer Bartenstein - Signature Flight Support 

Alain Champannois – Self 

Gary Dietz - AT&T Flight Operations 

Dr. Benjamin Goodheart – Magpie | Human Safety Systems 

Paula Kraft – Da Vinci / Tastefully Yours 

Bob Schick - TAC Air Lou Sorrentino - AvMASSi 

Kyle Quinn - Modern Aviation

Kevin Donnelly – Jet Aviation US 

Dawit Lemma – Krimson Aviation (AfBAA) 

Benjamin Hammond – Duncan Aviation

Media contact: Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, comms@ibac.org 

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official 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 International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH™); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. www.ibac.org