Leading Business Aviation Groups Form Alliance Against Illegal Charters

Today, a global group of leading business aviation organizations announced a coordinated effort to combat illegal on-demand charter flights in the sector. The group, called the Air Charter Safety Alliance, will raise awareness among potential customers, charter brokers, ministries of transport, and national aviation authorities regarding the use of unauthorized aircraft operators for on-demand flights.

IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is honored to have the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) FlightPlan Stage 1 Programme for small operators nominated by the Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for its first annual Top Flight Award.

IBAC Announces New 2021 IS-BAO Standards Board Members and Advanced Air Mobility Working Group at Virtual Meeting – Acknowledges David Nigri For His Years of Service

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) conducted virtually its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™) Standards Board meeting this week, where it announced new members joining in 2021. In addition, IBAC acknowledged the valuable contributions of David Nigri, Textron Aviation, who served 16 years on the Board, including three terms as Chairman.

Two Working Groups Launched To Accelerate Business Aviation’s “Green Recovery” with Creation of Sustainability Standards

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has launched two working groups tasked with defining guidelines for the sector’s bold initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability.

IBAC Welcomes ICAO Council Decision on CORSIA Baseline

MONTREAL – 2 July 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed the decision this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to remove 2020 emissions levels from the calculation of the baseline of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), avoiding an undue burden on participating operators due to the effects of Covid-19 on air transport.

IBAC Announces New 2020/21 IS-BAH Standards Board Members at Virtual Meeting

MONTREAL – 15 June 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) standards board meeting where it virtually introduced the members for 2020-2021. Board members from around the world participated, including the new Chair, Allison Markey, from WYVERN, Ltd, and the new Vice Chair, Marc Pieters, with Jet Aviation EuMEA.

IBAC and GAMA Welcome ICAO Work on Aviation Challenges Related to the Global Pandemic

MONTREAL – 2 June 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcome the report of the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) released yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The report outlines principles and recommendations regarding the restart and recovery of the global air transport system following the COVID-19 pandemic. CART’s work will facilitate coordination among the ICAO Member States, international and regional organizations, including IBAC, and industry by providing global guidance for a safe, secure, and sustainable restart and recovery of the aviation sector.

The Value of Industry Standards to “Bouncebackability”

Once this pandemic scare ends and restrictions start to lift, now, more than ever, is the time to get back to basics, using the standards and best practices documented and implemented from within the IS-BAH. Show your customers, both old and new, a proactive approach in readiness to help spearhead the economic recovery.

The total systems approach of the IS-BA programmes is a perfect example of how going above and beyond can help better prepare you for the unforeseen challenges we all face today. By opting to do more than the basics, hopefully you have created the framework for a constant flow of new possibilities that for example raise helpful questions such as “why do we do it that way?” “Is there an alternative?” “What if we did it differently?”