EBAA Young Ambassadors Launch Tier 1 of Sustainability Label S.T.A.R.S at EBACE2022

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) are today highlighting the official launch of the ambitious programme called S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability - at the 2022 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022), taking place 23-25 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

IBAC Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) for RPAS Auditor Training

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the Unmanned Safety Institute have announced plans to develop and implement the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) auditor training programme. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are quickly becoming part of existing business aviation operations, or as completely new aviation programmes for many companies around the world. In recognition of this growing segment within the business aviation marketplace, IBAC is adapting its safety standard and audit programme to ensure that it will be relevant and applicable to RPAS operations now and in the future. Professionally trained and credentialed auditors will be critical to internal and external assessments of RPAS programmes.

IBAC Supports Women in Corporate Aviation with IS-BAO and IS-BAH Workshop Scholarships

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the offering of two scholarships for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (ISBAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. Submissions for applications are being accepted at the Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) website with a membership login, and ends 25 March 2022.

IBAC Welcomes Steven Abreu-Hill to the IS-BAH Team and Expresses Gratitude to Lawrence “Fletch” Fletcher for His Ten Years

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is welcoming industry professional Steven Abreu-Hill to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) as the new Audit Manager. In addition, IBAC thanks Lawrence “Fletch” Fletcher who will be retiring this year after ten years of serving in audit manager roles for both IS-BAH and IS-BAO Programmes.

IBAC Marks 20th Anniversary for IS-BAO Programme – Welcomes New Standards Board Members and Prepares First Standard Revision Since 2018

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) conducted virtually its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™) Standards Board meeting last week, welcoming new 2022 board members, Chris Tran, Australia Business Aviation Association (ABAA), and Tariq Alsaeed, Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and will commemorate the launch of the IS-BAO Programme in 2002.

IBAC Supports ICAO High-Level Conference on Covid-19 Declaration to Address Global Aviation Crisis

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) engaged with representatives from numerous states and other international aviation associations over the past two weeks for the High-Level Conference on Covid-19 (HLCC) to support a harmonized restart of the air transport system. The central theme of “one vision for aviation recovery, resilience, and sustainability beyond the global pandemic” brought together states and industry. Global industry associations issued a joint statement supporting the commitment by ministers of transport and health to address the worldwide aviation crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

IBAC Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its 15 member associations from around the world have agreed to the ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The global business aviation community pledges to further contribute to climate action efforts through a combination of measures in close collaboration with governments and stakeholders across the air transport industry.

IBAC Announces Andrew Karas as New IS-BAO Programme Director

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have announced the selection of Andrew Karas as the new IS-BAO™ Programme Director. Andrew is replacing former director, Bennet Walsh, who recently became the safety and security director for Hawaiian Airlines.

IBAC Spearheads ICAO Public Health Corridor Workshop – New Virtual Course Introduced

ICAO and IBAC develop a workshop providing public health risk management guidance for States to support resumption of international flights. The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has developed a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Public Health Corridor (PHC) workshop as part of an implementation package (iPACK) that was recently launched online by ICAO.

IBAC and DSAC Initiate Test Phase of Safety Intelligence Gathering

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the French Directorate for Civil Aviation Safety (DSAC) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to initiate the formal exchange of safety-related information. This agreement aims to further improve business aviation safety through the early identification and communication of safety hazards and emerging trends. In parallel, it aims at improving the planning and performance of ramp checks under the EU Ramp Inspection Programme.

Six Business Aviation Companies are Ready to Pilot S.T.A.R.S. and Help Accelerate Sustainability Across The Industry

Brussels/ Montreal, 19 July 2021 -- Today, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the International Business Aviation Council announce the launch of a comprehensive pilot programme for S.T.A.R.S. - Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability. The pilot aims to evaluate the clarity and feasibility of the first of three tiers of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)-supported framework for social and environmental standards to be implemented by aircraft operators and companies across the Business aviation value chain.