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.

IBAC Announces New IS-BAH Standards Board for 2021/2022

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.

IBAC Announces FlightSafety International as New Industry Partner

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.

IBAC Welcomes CAE as New Industry Partner

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.

Aviation Industry Announces Establishment of the “Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accountability”

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).