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.
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.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) Standards Board meeting where it virtually welcomed three new members for 2021-2022 and thanked returning board members for their continued service. New members include Kevin Donnelly from Jet Aviation US, Dawit Lemma from Krimson Aviation, and Benjamin Hammond from Duncan Aviation.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced FlightSafety International has joined as an IBAC Industry Partner. The alliance between the two organizations began more than a decade ago when they co-developed a series of e-learning courses on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and Safety Management Systems (SMS), hosted by FlightSafety. IBAC welcomes the global training company as the latest Industry Partner.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has extended to Europe the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) Progressive Stage 3 (PS3) programme and is pleased to announce the recent enrollment of Shell Aircraft LTD, the first in the region.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced that CAE is now an IBAC Industry Partner. Joining other Industry Partners and Operator Affiliates, CAE exhibits leadership by supporting IBAC’s singular mission to advocate for business aviation at the global level and promote safety in operations and ground handling.
Washington, DC, April 15, 2021 – The aviation industry announced that – to build on its already impressive scope of activities for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – they are establishing the Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accountability (CoSAFA), which is intended to accelerate the industry’s movement toward further decarbonizing aviation and increasing the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomes Juan Carlos Salazar Gómez of Colombia as the incoming Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Elected on 25 February by the 36-member ICAO Council, Mr. Salazar will start his term in August. He will be responsible for directing the operations of ICAO’s Secretariat and the organization’s relations with 193 member states.
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.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) Progressive Stage 3 Programme (PS3) as a new Stage 3 option offered to all qualified IS-BAO registered operators. The beta transition leadership team of operators designed and tested the PS3 over the course of two years.
The global Business Aviation Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition (SAF Coalition) today welcomed the inclusion of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) , as part of a growing, unified effort behind a forward-looking business aviation sustainability agenda.
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.