Feb 272015
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomes back Kathy Perfetti as Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs. She will serve as the IBAC observer on the Flight Operations Panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and as a member of the General Aviation Subgroup. See the press release here.
May 192014
Geneva, 20 May 2014 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will announce Wednesday, 21 May, in Geneva the creation of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety [...]

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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 [...]
Nov 072012
The attention of business aviation operators and flight crews is drawn to Bulletin B12-05 – “ICAO Establishes the ICAO Flight Plan 2012 Coordination Centre” recently posted on the IBAC website.
Oct 102012
The 11th edition of the Business Aviation Safety Brief has been issued – you can find the PDF version here. Please contact IBAC should you wish to receive a printed copy.
Oct 022012
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE NBAA ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION IN ORLANO ON OCTOBER 30, 2012, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: 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 [...]
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.

IBAC Bulletins Posted

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Apr 192012
The attention of business aviation operators and flight crews is drawn to Bulletins B12-03 “In-flight Fuel Management” and B12-04 “Flight Plan 2012” recently posted on the IBAC Website.
Dec 132011
IBAC and three helicopter associations (HAI, BHA and EHA) joined forces to complete a thorough review and amendment of the IS-BAO Safety Standard to incorporate changes to better recognize helicopter operations. The amended standard will be available in January’s IS-BAO amendment. For further information download the Press Release.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]