Jet Centre Curaçao Congratulates Curaçao Air Terminal Services N.V. on Being the First Ground Handler in the Region to Meet IS-BAH™ Requirements

FBO Praises their Ground Handler on their Commitment to Safety

Willemstad, Curacao (August 8, 2016) – Jet Centre Curaçao (JCC), an Air Elite® Network FBO located at Curaçao International Airport (TNCC), congratulates their ground handler, Curaçao Air Terminal Services N.V. (CATS), on their recent certification as an International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) accredited ground handler – the first in the region.

“On behalf of our entire management team, we congratulate our JCC ground handling partner, CATS, on this excellent achievement which symbolizes their commitment to safety and aviation best practices,” said Ralph Blanchard, CEO of Curacao Airport Partners regarding the recent accreditation. “CATS has a very important role in our business as they provide excellent customer service to all our FBO customers. We are proud to work closely with their passionate and professional staff and we are pleased that our customers will have the added sense of comfort knowing that they are being served by a ground handler that has been certified to these highest standards”

Since 1983, CATS has been the pioneer of business & general aviation on the island of Curaçao. The company’s main priorities are to ensure the finest customer service and safety in their operations. Eyeing wider international growth in the region, CATS opened an operation in Cuba and has plans for another location outside of Curaçao and Cuba. Beyond ground handling services, CATS also offers other general aviation services, including landing and overflight permits as well as coordination and supervision of general aviation test flights.

The IS-BAH is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System (SMS) for FBOs and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies. The IS-BAH™ follows the long-established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™) Program and fully incorporates the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. As a voluntary single global industry code of best practices, the IS-BAH provides, through an independent third party audit, a means of recognition and a well-founded safety management development process to assist aircraft operators with their SMS obligations under ICAO Annex 19.

About Jet Centre Curaçao

Established in 2015, by Curaçao Airport Partners, the operator of Curaçao International Airport, Jet Centre Curaçao is Curaçao International Airport’s first private terminal and is dedicated to serving business & general aviation customers with a luxurious experience punctuated by Air Elite Diamond Service. The FBO offers a wide range of services including on-site customs & immigration services, security, food & beverage, and meeting room facilities. Together with our Partners, Curoil and CATS – we provide excellent fuel and handling services 24/7.

About Air Elite®

Air Elite® is a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. The premier network of Diamond Service locations is strategically positioned around the world. The comfort of consistency is delivered through elevated facility standards and benchmarking The Ritz-Carlton philosophy on customer service. Air Elite offers customers the pleasure of variety with the local expertise and regional nuances of independently owned FBOs.

Source: World Fuel Services Corporation

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