Women in Corporate Aviation Spring Scholarship Applications for IS-BAO and IS-BAH Workshops Due April 15th!

MONTREAL – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the offering of four Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) scholarships in 2023 for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. The submission period for the two spring awards is ending on 15 April 2023. Applicants can apply at the Women in Corporate Aviation(WCA) website with a membership login. Two more IS-BAO and IS-BAH workshop scholarships will also be offered by WCA in the fall with application details to follow on their website.

IBAC Auditor Accreditation Manager, A&P technician, and WCA advocate Yvonne Marinus is once again leading the scholarship process for IBAC. “The subject matter that is covered in our workshops provides deeper insight of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the independent auditing process. I am happy to work with WCA and provide their members this opportunity to enhance their career and encourage women aviation professionals of all ages to apply.”

The IBAC spring scholarships include one for IS-BAH Fundamentals and Auditing workshops, and one for IS-BAO Fundamentals and Auditing workshops. These safety standard programmes are internationally recognized, and the workshops are an integral part of an organization becoming IS-BAO or IS-BAH registered. The Fundamentals course covers implementation with a practical approach to managing an SMS, based on ICAO principles. The Auditor course includes essential training in SMS performance validation.

IBAC Director General, Kurt Edwards said, “It is an honor for all of us at IBAC to support Women in Corporate Aviation and we look forward to hosting the scholarship recipients again this year. We thank the volunteers at WCA for facilitating this and many other scholarships opportunities aimed at supporting the talented women working in our industry and encouraging many more to become the workforce of the future.”

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. Recently introduced in partnership with CTX, the IBAC Carbon Credit Exchange provides the business aviation community a reliable resource for real-time offsetting to reduce its carbon footprint. www.ibac.org