BAS Secures Renewal of Key International Accreditations


Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), a leading player in the aviation industry, has successfully achieved the renewal of key international accreditations in August, including the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations program (ISAGO) and the (ISO/IEC] 17025:20170 certification.

BAS has been an ISAGO-certified company since 2009, and has successfully renewed its accreditation as it maintains global industry standards complied by all ground handling organisations. The company assesses operational management and control systems as a ground services provider, meeting best industry practices at all times. The renewal of this accreditation covers the certification’s disciplines which include Organization and Management, Load Control, Passenger and Baggage Handling, Aircraft Handling and Loading, Aircraft Ground Movement, Cargo and Mail Handling.

Commenting on the achievement, Adel Ebrahim Alhadi, Senior Manager Aviation Security, Safety and Quality at BAS said: “We are proud to have received the successful renewal of the ISAGO accreditation, as this reaffirms our commitment to providing outstanding services that meet international aviation standards. The renewal of this accreditation plays a fundamental role in evolving the services that BAS offers to its clients, which in turn further elevates the company as a whole.”

IATA’s Safety Audit of Ground Operations (ISAGO) program is an internationally recognized system for assessing the operational management and control systems of an organization that provides ground handling services for airlines.

For the seventh consecutive year, BAS has also achieved the renewal of the (ISO/IEC] 17025:2017) accreditation, which was completed by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The renewal of this certification reiterates the company’s ongoing efforts to facilitate cooperation between various laboratories that perform calibration and testing against international standards.

Saeed Saif Al-Ghafri, Manager Line Maintenance at BAS added: “It gives us great pleasure to announce the renewal of the (ISO/IEC] 17025:2017) accreditation, which comes as a result of the hard work and dedication put forth by our team members. These efforts reflect our ongoing commitment to calibration by testing activities competently and generating steadfast results to help boost global operations.”

The (ISO/IEC] 17025:2017) accreditation is the main international standard for general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities.

BAS has also renewed its (HACCP) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point accreditation and the (ISO 22000:2018) Food Safety Management systems accreditation earlier this year.