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Bahrain Airport Services wins key ISO certification

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) said it remains focused on its core strategic

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) said it remains focused on its core strategic objective which is to continuously strive to maintain the highest level of safety and security standards through the effective implementation of a safety management system across all functional departments.



This is strongly reflected upon the numerous certifications that BAS has received in the aspects of global quality, health, security and maintenance standards.

The recent achievement for the operator of Bahrain’s International Airport is the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 accreditation.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies.

Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges, said the statement from BAS.

The airport operator said it was proud to have received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 which specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) within the context of the organisation.

It also certifies specific requirements to be met for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

BAS is an Isago (IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations) accredited ground service provider.

Its highest level of safety and security standards has been built upon a ‘backbone’ of audit standards applicable to all ground handling companies worldwide, coupled with a uniform set of standards relevant for the specific activities of any ground handler.

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has also accredited BAS with EASA part-145 for Aircraft Line Maintenance and part-147 for BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC).

BAS had shared a strong line maintenance relationship with national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines from 2006 till mid-2010.

The airport operator has now renewed its partnership with the Saudi carrier by signing a technical handling agreement this year.

Mohammed Jalal, the chairman of the board of directors, BAS, said: “We are delighted to partner with international airlines for Technical Handling and we remain dedicated towards strengthening the quality of our processes and procedures to ensure the most efficient on-time-performance.”

“The tieup displays their confidence in our expertise and experience over the years and our commitment to provide the highest level of safety checks,” remarked Osama Helmi, the manager (Line Maintenance).

“We would be covering all aspects of Technical Handling with the strict governance of the Maintenance Organisation Exposition which is a formal document describing how an approved maintenance organisation or MRO is structured to achieve delivery of its activity.

This will ensure the timeliness of our processes and increase efficiency as we support our partners,” he added.

The Line Maintenance team provides state-of-the-art technical handling support to most of the international airlines that are stationed at Bahrain International Airport.

“Technical handling addresses the service requirements of an airline between the time it arrives at a terminal gate and the time it departs onward to its next flight route.

The operations include various crucial checks that need to be carried out by a team of professional engineers and mechanics at BAS such as transit, arrival, departure and other line management functional checks,” explained Helmi.

“Troubleshooting procedures are conducted, if necessary, to ensure the highest level of safety certification is done post-service to confirm that a flight is ready for take-off” he added.


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