11-May-2016 Source: NATA
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) unveiled the FBO Status Map— a web-based resource to assist aircraft operators in locating FBOs and ground handlers that are Safety 1st qualified and IS-BAH registered. While most IS-BAH registered operators are fixed-wing, we are increasingly seeing helicopter operators achieve this certification.
NATA created the map to supplement the existing processes used by aircraft operators when selecting an FBO. “Safety is a vital consideration in the flight planning process. NATA’s FBO Status Map provides operators and pilots a free, easy to use tool to locate Safety 1st qualified and IS-BAH registered FBOs throughout the world,” stated NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks.
“Safety 1st and IS-BAH are not competing programs, but rather complementary tools that help assure ground handlers are utilizing industry best practices and gold standard training,” added NATA Managing Director of Safety and Training Michael France. “Now aircraft operators can verify the status of potential handlers from their tablets, PCs or smartphones in seconds.”
The map is searchable by airport ID, company name, address and allows for additional details for each FBO – see www.fbostatus.com or www.groundhandlerstatus.com.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com