jet aviation gains gaca part 151 certification for fbo in jeddah

March 12, 2019

Jet Aviation receives GACA Part 151 certificate of compliance from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia for its FBO facility in Jeddah. Ground service providers wanting to operate in the Kingdom of Saudi must earn this certificate.

GACA implemented a certification requirement and process in March 2016, mandating all ground service providers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to demonstrate operational readiness and compliance with GACA Part 151. Following a document review and on-site audit of its facility in Jeddah, Jet Aviation has received certification from GACA that it is a fully compliant ground handling service provider. The company has fulfilled the process requirements for its other FBO locations in Riyadh, Yanbu and Medina, and now awaits the opportunity to again demonstrate its high service standards at each facility.

“This certificate demonstrates that we meet all regulatory requirements for ground service providers in the Kingdom, including quality assurance, emergency response and safety management,” said Khaled Al-Ghamdi, general manager of Jet Aviation in Saudi Arabia. “Jet Aviation is fully committed to meeting the needs of our customers in the region to the highest standards. We have submitted applications to demonstrate compliance for all of our locations in Saudi Arabia and expect the audits of our facilities in Riyadh and Yanbu to take place this year, with Medina following in 2020.”

Jet Aviation is exhibiting at Saudi Airshow 2019 at Riyadh’s Thumamah Airport from March 12 through March 14. The company is hosting GACA officials at its Booth (#1020) on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00, when it will officially be presented its GACA Part 151 certificate. Please take the time to visit Jet Aviation during the show.