Flexjet’s European operation awarded IS-BAO accreditation


Flexjet has been awarded the International Standard for Business Aviation Operators (IS-BAO) for its European operation. The standard, modelled on the wider ISO 9000 quality management system, was developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).

Flexjet’s European business grew its flight activity by over 400% in 2021. It officially met IS-BAO standards back in December, following an independent audit of its operations.

Marine Eugène, Flexjet European MD, said: “Flexjet is proud to receive this significant recognition from IBAC, demonstrating the huge commitment we have made to build our European operation around a solid framework of safety and service.”

Elsewhere, in November Flexjet was granted EASA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status from Transport Malta. In the same month the firm also received EASA Category II approval.

Clive Richardson, Flexjet, executive vice president, Flight Operations in Europe, led the accreditation projects.

Richardson said: “Since establishing Flexjet in Europe, we have worked relentlessly to structure ourselves around the highest operational standards and it is rewarding to have begun 2022 with some key milestones reached. Of course, the work does not stop here by any means: Given our focus on continuous operational and safety improvement, we have several other key projects in the pipeline for the year ahead.”

Eugène added: “Our ambitious plans for 2022 include significant expansion of our fleet, crew and support infrastructure. Following the example of our well-established US operation, this growth will continue to be underpinned by our unrivalled safety culture and ethos of world-class standards.”