Bestfly (Booth V70), an Angola-based aviation service company, confirmed that it has retained its IS-BAO status for the second year in a row. Cyrrus Cayman International Services completed the month-long audit after the company’s Luanda facilities, team, and operational standards were reviewed for one year.
“We are very proud to have achieved this important recognition again as we continually work hard to meet international expectations,” said Bestfly managing director Nuno Pereira. “The timing is perfect as we can come to EBACE and demonstrate that the services we provide are as good as any international business aviation company, despite the challenges of operating in Africa. It’s been a difficult couple of years for business aviation with the fluctuating oil prices affecting business. However, we have seen this as a time to improve our standards across the board, as well as keep training our staff, and improving what we can do for our international clients.”
Bestfly works with Sonangol, the national oil company, to improve turnaround times for executive jets at its facility. It also has a three-year agreement with Chevron for ground handling and flight support. FlightSafety International is Bestfly’s preferred training provider.
Bestfly’s fleet includes a Gulfstream G550, G450, and a GIII as well as two Dassault Falcon 900s, a Bombardier Challenger 605 and three Learjet 45s. Other aircraft in the fleet include a Dornier 328, a DHC Twin Otter and four Beechcraft King Air types including two 350s, a 200 and a 90. However, Pereira told AIN at EBACE 2017 that he is aiming to add another Gulfstream G450 and one G650ER by the end of the year.