Last week as groups on chartered private jets and other affluent party-goers descended on Exuma in The Bahamas they were expecting to party on yachts with models, stay in luxury tents and sip designer cocktails. Blink-182, Migos, Lil Yachty, and Major Lazer were scheduled to perform. The remote location would make it more exclusive than Coachella and packages for the weekend cost up to $12,000, according to reports. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid promoted the Fyre Festival via social media and Ja Rule was a founder and investor. What the partygoers found when they arrived was the acts had canceled, apparently not paid, mattresses but no tents and bread and cheese sandwiches that looked suited for a third grader’s lunch box.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help private aviation operators and corporate flight departments achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.
U.K.-based Air Partner which sells jet cards on both sides of the Atlantic is reporting a 38.6% increase in profits thanks to what it describes as “booming demand” for its jet card product.
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