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.
MONTREAL – 1 July 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) commends Bombardier for the outstanding achievement of receiving the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a business aircraft, the Global 7500, under the auspices of the International EPD® System.
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.
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.
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?”
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its national and regional member associations have spent a great deal of time and resources developing industry standards, specifically aimed at the needs of our sector since the launch of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) in 2002. IBAC is actively participating in the decision-making processes at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ensuring that the standards and recommended practices agreed by the ICAO Member States consider, where needed, the business and general aviation sector before adoption by States into national requirements.
Carlsbad Jet Center and Alaskan Corporate Carrier Complete First IBAC Remote Audits
MONTREAL – 14 May 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) introduced the temporary option for remote auditing in March to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations to aid in continued safe system operations in spite of COVID-19 limitations.
MONTREAL – 11 May 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently added two new supporting members, MedAire and the DuPont flight operation, to its new Industry Partner and Operator Affiliate membership types.
Requests use of only 2019 emission figures, removing 2020 data, to assess offsetting obligations because of COVID-19 impact on global air travel.
IBAC Establishes Online IS-BAO Workshops and Temporary Option for IS-BAO & IS-BAH Remote Auditing in Wake of COVID-19
MONTREAL – 25 March 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations as a result of COVID-19 limitations.
28 October 2019, Montreal, Canada – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is pleased to announce its new Governing Board executive officers, selected at its 70th meeting last week following the Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today responded to calls from some British political leaders for restricting business aircraft access to airports in the United Kingdom (UK), on emissions grounds.