IBAC Welcomes the Irish Business and General Aviation Association as New Member

Montreal – 2 December 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA) has joined IBAC as its newest member association.

Kurt Edwards, Director General, IBAC, stated “Our Member Associations are the foundation for increasing awareness and understanding of business aviation and its economic and societal contributions. We are excited to have IBGAA join our efforts to represent, advocate, and grow the global business aviation industry. A warm welcome from all of us at IBAC to Josh Stewart, Founding Chairman of IBGAA, and the entire IBGAA team. We look forward to working with you.”

Josh Stewart, Founding Chairman of the Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA), said, “To come on board as the 15th member association of IBAC is a huge honour and a massively important step in our mission to bring Ireland’s business and general aviation industry together. As a national non-profit association, IBGAA aims to have an international reach, while actively striving to showcase Ireland as a global hub for business and general aviation opportunities. We are committed to connecting the rest of the world to Ireland, and we believe our membership in IBAC is a fitting validation of our ongoing efforts to contribute to the long-term growth, success and sustainability of our industry, both in Ireland and across the globe.”

A coordinated voice for business aviation, the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) was founded in 1981 by five business aviation associations whose core mission was to represent the interests of business aircraft operators in their respective countries. The initial five organizations have now grown to 15 member associations spanning six continents. A Governing Board comprised of representatives designated by each member association directs IBAC. The work of the member associations fundamentally guides IBAC’s priorities. IBAC, in turn, provides expertise to the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ensuring global standards reflect business aviation needs, and advises the member associations on best practices and policies to facilitate international business aviation and the growth of their operator members.

The Irish Business & General Aviation Association (IBGAA) is committed to shaping a successful and sustainable future for business and general aviation in Ireland, while facilitating the growth and development of its members’ businesses and every sector of the industry.

Media contact: Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, comms@ibac.org

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. www.ibac.org