Gama Aviation has attained International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) accreditation at its regional headquarters in Sharjah, UAE. IS-BAO is a global standard established by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to establish consistent safety procedures and high-quality flight operations. Gama Aviation has already been awarded certification for aircraft handling, giving it dual approvals within its air and ground businesses. “The implementation of the 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. This verifies that our operation and the Safety Management System was already functioning at an optimal level and has also provided valuable insight into areas where we can strive for further performance improvement,” said the General Manager at Sharjah, Richard Lineveldt. The accreditation follows Gama Aviation gaining formal approval to expand operations at Sharjah International Airport with the building of a new business aviation facility.