Gama Aviation Sharjah FBO achieves IS-BAO approval


Gama Aviation hangar

Gama Aviation has received the international standard for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO) accreditation at its Middle Eastern regional headquarters in Sharjah, UAE.

This accreditation follows on from Gama Aviation being awarded certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for its aircraft handling, the first fixed-base operator (FBO) in the Middle East to receive such a certificate, and places Gama Aviation Middle East in the unique position of having dual approvals within their air and ground businesses.

Richard Lineveldt, general manager at Gama Aviation Sharjah, said: “The implementation of the international standards for business aviation operations (IS-BAO) was the next step in the development of our regional safety, quality and operations management structures which have been in place since the award of our UAE AOC in 2010.

“It was an excellent way to benchmark not only our existing commercial operations but also the privately managed flights which we tend to oversee in-line with commercial operations best standards.  We embarked on the registration application in December 2015, completed the audit in January and received approval in February.”

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This accreditation follows an announcement earlier this year that Gama Aviation had been given formal approval to expand its operations at Sharjah International Airport with the building of a new business aviation facility.