IBAC Marks IS-BAH 10 Year Anniversary with Salute to SRC Aviation, the First Stage 1 Registration - and Launches New ‘Elevating Ground Handling Safety’ Campaign

EBACE 2024 – Geneva - The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the 10th anniversary of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) programme at EBACE 2024 and is honoring SRC Aviation of New Delhi, India, as the first ground handling organization to reach the 10-year IS-BAH milestone. To commemorate the founding anniversary, IS-BAH will introduce a campaign focusing on its objective: ‘Elevating Ground Handling Safety.’

IBAC Welcomes Four New Industry Partners at EBACE 2024 New Partners – JSSI, Joby Aviation, McKay Experts, and Universal Weather & Aviation

EBACE 2024 – Geneva -- The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) continues to grow its Industry Partner Programme, with four new partners announced this week at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The new IBAC Industry Partner Associate members are JSSI, McKay Experts, Universal Weather & Aviation, and operator affiliate Joby Aviation.

IBAC Releases New Guide on Carbon Emission Trading Systems & CORSIA for Business Aircraft Operators

Free Webinar June 26 – Carbon Emissions Regulations in Business Aviation – Introduction to EU, Swiss, UK ETS and ICAO’s CORSIA

EBACE 2024 – Geneva - The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the release of its new guide, Aiming For ETS & CORSIA Compliance, this week at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) 2024. The IBAC Guide provides insight into complying with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, its Swiss and UK counterparts and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Additionally, IBAC has scheduled a free webinar on June 26th to review highlights from this guide and share insight with business aircraft operators on determining to what extent an organization’s operations may be subject to any of these schemes.

IBAC Congratulates HAI on its 75th Anniversary

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Helicopter Association International (HAI) on its 75th anniversary.

IBAC Welcomes ICAO Agreement to Accelerate SAF Production and Use

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomes the global framework for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) agreed at the third International Civil Aviation Organization Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (ICAO CAAF/3) in Dubai. The agreement recognizes the importance of accounting methodologies to the global acceleration of SAF production, including book and claim, which is critical to business aircraft operators’ ability to participate in the emerging SAF marketplace.

IBAC Director General, Kurt Edwards Delivers Opening Statement at CAAF/3

Dubai, UAE – Kurt Edwards, Director General for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), delivered an opening statement representing the business aviation sector today in Dubai as the third International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) begins.

IBAC Holds IS-BAO Standards Board Meeting – Adds Two New Board Members, Reports No Changes to Standard in 2024

The International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) safety standard programme, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operation (IS-BAO), held its annual standards board meeting last month in Las Vegas. In addition to electing two new board members, the IS-BAO Board concluded there will be no changes to the safety standard in 2024, and all adjudicated changes will be consolidated for release in the next IS-BAO edition in 2025.

IBAC Recognizes Max Motschmann with the François Chavatte Award for Lifetime Service to Business Aviation

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is proud to recognize Max Motschmann with the François Chavatte Award. This special award honors Mr. Motschmann, former CEO, International Jet Management Asia, LTD, and founder of the Phillipines chapter of the Asia Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), for his passion for and leadership in expanding business aviation over his 50 plus years aviation career.

IBAC Expands Industry Partner Programme Globally – Welcomes Three New Partners at NBAA-BACE 2023

New Industry Partners - 4AIR, Daher, and Metrojet
Renewing Operators – Dupont and GCI Communications

NBAA-BACE 2023 – Las Vegas -- The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) continues to expand its Industry Partner membership, announcing new programme leaders this week at the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas. New IBAC Industry Partner companies include 4AIR, Daher, and Metrojet. Renewing business aviation operators are DuPont De Nemours, Inc., and GCI Communications Corp.

IBAC and Aviation Safety Solutions Join Forces to Deliver New Training Course on IS-BAO Protocol Standardization

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and Aviation Safety Solutions, have launched a new online educational offering, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Protocol Standardization (IPS) course. The new programme is designed for business aircraft operators, safety managers, and auditors seeking knowledge of the IS-BAO protocols via a user-friendly, self-paced format.

IBAC Announces IS-BAH Standards Board for 2023/2024

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) Standards Board meeting prior to EBACE last month. IBAC welcomes Lou Sorrentino, CEO, AVMASSI as the new IS-BAH Standards Board Chair and two new members for 2023-2024, and thanks returning board members for their continued service. New members include Phil Bartle, Signature Flight Support, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Jennifer Van Winkle, Sundt Air, Norway.