The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) conducted virtually its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™) Standards Board meeting this week, where it announced new members joining in 2021. In addition, IBAC acknowledged the valuable contributions of David Nigri, Textron Aviation, who served 16 years on the Board, including three terms as Chairman.
Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has launched two working groups tasked with defining guidelines for the sector’s bold initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability.
Washington, DC, Brussels, September 15, 2020 – After a first-of-its-kind sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) summit that concluded today, business aviation leaders committed to redouble their focus on fostering the large-scale production and widespread adoption of SAF.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) will represent the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation CO2 Reductions Stocktaking Seminar on 8 -11 September. The SAF Coalition is also a Silver sponsor of the four-day virtual event.
The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) today released a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
MONTREAL – 2 July 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed the decision this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to remove 2020 emissions levels from the calculation of the baseline of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), avoiding an undue burden on participating operators due to the effects of Covid-19 on air transport.
MONTREAL – 1 July 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) commends Bombardier for the outstanding achievement of receiving the first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a business aircraft, the Global 7500, under the auspices of the International EPD® System.
MONTREAL – 15 June 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently conducted its annual International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) standards board meeting where it virtually introduced the members for 2020-2021. Board members from around the world participated, including the new Chair, Allison Markey, from WYVERN, Ltd, and the new Vice Chair, Marc Pieters, with Jet Aviation EuMEA.
MONTREAL – 2 June 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcome the report of the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) released yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The report outlines principles and recommendations regarding the restart and recovery of the global air transport system following the COVID-19 pandemic. CART’s work will facilitate coordination among the ICAO Member States, international and regional organizations, including IBAC, and industry by providing global guidance for a safe, secure, and sustainable restart and recovery of the aviation sector.
Once this pandemic scare ends and restrictions start to lift, now, more than ever, is the time to get back to basics, using the standards and best practices documented and implemented from within the IS-BAH. Show your customers, both old and new, a proactive approach in readiness to help spearhead the economic recovery.
The total systems approach of the IS-BA programmes is a perfect example of how going above and beyond can help better prepare you for the unforeseen challenges we all face today. By opting to do more than the basics, hopefully you have created the framework for a constant flow of new possibilities that for example raise helpful questions such as “why do we do it that way?” “Is there an alternative?” “What if we did it differently?”
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its national and regional member associations have spent a great deal of time and resources developing industry standards, specifically aimed at the needs of our sector since the launch of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) in 2002. IBAC is actively participating in the decision-making processes at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) ensuring that the standards and recommended practices agreed by the ICAO Member States consider, where needed, the business and general aviation sector before adoption by States into national requirements.
Carlsbad Jet Center and Alaskan Corporate Carrier Complete First IBAC Remote Audits
MONTREAL – 14 May 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) introduced the temporary option for remote auditing in March to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations to aid in continued safe system operations in spite of COVID-19 limitations.
MONTREAL – 11 May 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) recently added two new supporting members, MedAire and the DuPont flight operation, to its new Industry Partner and Operator Affiliate membership types.
MONTREAL – 25 March 2020 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations as a result of COVID-19 limitations.