SAN JUAN / January 26, 2021 — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it has achieved IS-BAH Stage II Registration for its FBO in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The San Juan FBO is a full-service handling operation at one of the most convenient U.S. points of entry for international flights. Jet Aviation acquired full ownership of the FBO at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in February 2019.
As the first FBO in Puerto Rico to qualify for IS-BAH Stage I registration in September 2018, Jet Aviation San Juan continues to demonstrate its industry leadership and commitment to the highest safety standards.
“Between Hurricanes, the ownership change, and all the new systems that came with it, our team here in San Juan has had much to contend with the past few years and yet continues to raise the bar with new offerings and premium service delivery,” said Hector Vasquez, senior manager FBO. “The rigorous IS-BAH Stage II audit was a first for most of the team and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
Jet Aviation’s San Juan FBO facility features a pilot suite with a shower and snooze room, flight-planning workstations, an executive passenger lounge, and corporate meeting facilities. As the only FBO in Puerto Rico with an onsite U.S. Customs and Border Protection terminal, the company facilitates convenient customs, immigration and agriculture processing of international flights. It also offers parking, re-fueling, and aircraft maintenance, recently extending its services to include airline and cargo fueling in addition to cargo handling.
After Hurricane Maria destroyed the San Juan hangar in 2017, Jet Aviation built a new 20,000 sq. ft. hangar that officially opened in June 2020. The hangar can accommodate up to three small- to medium-sized aircraft and three large aircraft, up to the size of the Gulfstream G650 or the Global Express.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) establishes criteria for best handling systems, processes and practices to ensure FBOs meet rigorous safety and security standards. With this recent approval, Jet Aviation has a total of 29 IS-BAH registered FBOs around the world, including 10 in the U.S.A., 12 in EMEA, and 7 in APAC.