IBAC Administration

IBAC Administrative Officer

Feb 092016

The operators and manufacturers of business jets represented by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today hailed the agreement reached at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the first-ever standard to limit the emission of CO2 from aircraft. Read the press release here.

Oct 092015

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) today announced that TAG Farnborough Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport in the United Kingdom, has earned the latest registration to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™).

Read the press release here.

Oct 092015
AviationAffaires, Aeroport Avignon Provence, France gained certification after successfully implementing the IS-BAH™ for its business aviation activities. Inflite – The Jet Centre, London Stansted Airport, UK, became the first UK company to achieve the IS-BAH™.

Read the press release here.

Outreach in Asia: Agendas

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Apr 032014

 Presentation Downloads:

  • ASPAC Road Show: Rockwell Collins – Avionics Mandates and Solutions- PPT
  • ASPAC Road Show: Understanding ICAO & the Development and Sources of Mandates – PDF
  • ASPAC Road Show:  Current & Future Airborne Equipment Requirements – PDF
  • ICAO Regional Supplementary Procedures Excerpts from ICAO Doc.7030 by Region – PDF
  • ACAS II Version 7.1 Eurocontrol Mandate – PDF
  • Annex 6 Parts I & II & Annex 10 Compliance Dates – PDF

Meeting #1

Business Aviation Safety, Operations & Future

Requirements Workshop

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hilton Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao

Shanghai, China

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch and Network

1:00PM – 1:45PM Opening General Session

  • Ed Bolen, President & CEO, NBAA
  • Kurt Edwards, Director General, IBAC
  • AsBAA

1:45PM – 2:30PM Constant Safety Improvement

  • Metrojet – SMS sans frontières
  • Bombardier – Safety Culture

2:30PM – 3:00PM Cutting Through the Fog of International Standards:

Why ICAO is Relevant to You/Understanding ICAO and the Development and Sources of Mandates – IBAC

3:00PM – 3:20PM Coffee Break

3:20PM – 3:40PM Heads-up Display: Future Airborne Equipment Requirements – IBAC

3:40PM – 4:40PM Bringing BizAv Influence to Effect Global/Regional Requirements: Your Input Matters – IBAC, AsBAA

4:40PM – 5:00PM Closing Remarks









Meeting #2

Business Aviation & International Equipage Requirements:

What You Need to Know to Keep Flying into the Future and

How You Can Shape Regulatory Developments

Presented by IBAC, AsBAA, NBAA

Singapore – 21 April 2014

Jakarta, Indonesia – 23 April 2014

Hong Kong – 25 April 2014


  • Welcome and Introductions – IBAC, AsBAA, NBAA
    10 Minutes
  • About IBAC & the Member Associations – IBAC, AsBAA, Purpose & Programme for today’s event
    10 Minutes
  • Cutting Through the Fog of International Standards:
    Why ICAO is Relevant to You/Understanding ICAO and the Development and Sources of Mandates – IBAC
    30 Minutes
  • Q&A and discussion
    10 Minutes

Coffee Break and network 
30 Minutes    

  • Heads-up Display: Future Airborne Equipment
    60 Minutes
  • IBAC Q & A and discussion
    15 Minutes
  • Bringing BizAv Influence to Effect Global/Regional Requirements: Roles of IBAC, AsBAA, NBAA, operators
    20 Minutes
  • Q&A and discussion
    10 Minutes

Lunch or Break
60 Minutes

  • OEM (Airplanes & Avionics) Presentations
    15 Minutes/each
  1. These to cover current production forward fit
  2. Recent deliveries retrofit/upgrades
  3. Out of production retrofit/upgrades
  • Wrap up and thanks to sponsors
    5 Minutes
Oct 022012


The IS-BAO Process; “The Gold Standard” will be presented @ 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM, at the Orange County Convention Center.  Sonnie Bates, IS-BAO Manager of Operations and John Sheehan, IS-BAO Audit Manger will facilitate a panel discussion from three IS-BAO registered operators as to the steps necessary and the inherent benefits of becoming an IS-BAO registered operation.  This is a must attend for all those who are curious about IS-BAO as well as those who are currently participating in the development of IS-BAO and their respective Safety Management Systems.  Following the presentations there will be ample time for questions and answers.  You are most welcome.

Regards; Jim Cannon, IS-BAO Program Director.

Sep 122012

Kurt Edwards has been appointed as the new IBAC Director General, effective the beginning of September. Mr. Edwards replaces Don Spruston who last year announced his intent to step down as soon as a replacement was found. See the Press Release here.

Jun 082011

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) has experienced considerable growth over the past two years. To ensure the IS-BAO Management Team has a blueprint to facilitate management of the increase in demand and importance of the industry standard, a comprehensive study was conducted of business model options. Results of the study can be found here.

Jan 062011

IBAC and FlightSafety International have co-developed a new Safety Management Systems (SMS) online course entitled Safety Management Systems for Aviation Professionals. It is designed for all professionals working within flight department operations, including pilots, maintenance personnel, flight attendants, dispatchers, line personnel and administrative staff.  The course takes a scenario-based approach to learning, using relatable, even humorous, real-life situations to introduce the learner to the fundamental concepts of Safety Management Systems and focuses on fostering a proactive, positive safety culture.  It is also ideal refresher training for those who have previously taken an SMS course.  The SMS for Aviation Professional course is more condensed than the in-depth SMS for Managers course, and is intended for personnel that do not have substantive SMS implementation responsibilities.  See http://www.ibac.org/safety-management/sms-elearning-course for information on the course and click here for additional information and to purchase the course.

Nov 242010

The IBAC Governing Board has decided that, effective 2011, annual amendments will be made available to all IS-BAO holders free of charge through a password protected website for which all holders electing to download the amendment will be issued a unique password.

Printed versions of the annual amendment will continue to be available at cost of US$ 200 for two consecutive years and renewable by election and payment bi-annually thereafter.

To ensure that all IS-BAO holders have the opportunity to elect the service they prefer and for IBAC to efficiently provide that service, it is essential that our contacts database be current and correct well in advance of the issuance of the 2011 amendment. It has been and will continue to be the responsibility of the IS-BAO holder to notify IBAC of changes in the name/title/mailing and email address of the designated custodian of the document. We know our records contain some out of date/invalid contact information and thus we request your earnest cooperation to keep it current.

Please download the form, complete the information requested and email the completed copy to plessard@ibac.org as soon as possible.

(Should your preference be to submit the completed form by fax, the number is (514) 954-6161.)