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The first of a series of Business Aviation Safety Seminars Asia (BASS-Asia) will take place in Singapore on 9,10 &11 November. On Wednesday 10 November a high level session will explore the business aviation safety record and priorities for addressing safety . Also included will be sessions on SMS and discussion of new regulatory oversight provisions. The Seminar will also feature presentations on safety tools; on Tuesday 9 November, workshops will be presented including the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). See detail at:
http://flightsafety.org/aviation-safety-seminars/business-aviation-safety-seminar-asia-2010.

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A coalition of international business aviation organizations have joined government officials to redouble their focus on advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF), reflecting the industry’s long-standing commitment to emissions reduction, including, among other aims, carbon neutrality from 2020 forward.

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IBAC continues to welcome new membership participation through its industry and operator member categories, announcing the first Operator Affiliate member is GCI General Communication Corporation from Anchorage, Alaska USA.

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) welcomed last week the decision by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to raise the weight threshold requirement for aircraft with hardened cockpit doors from 45.5 tonnes maximum certificated take-off weight (MCTOW) to 54.5 tonnes MCTOW for those aircraft where the passenger seating capacity is 19 or fewer.  The decision will allow the current and planned generation of ultra long-range business aircraft to reach their full operating potential.

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced its International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) programme has reached 100 registered handler locations since it was introduced in July 2014.

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), announced today that the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) is now a member of the Council. The 15 member associations from around the world represent a coordinated voice for business aviation and the international standards, policies, and best safety practices that are at the core of IBAC’s mission.

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements. Read the press release here.

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Some business aircraft operators should start preparing for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) agreed at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) one year ago, announced the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) on the eve of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.

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Click here to visit the CORSIA page at ibac.org

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) congratulates the flight departments of Coca Cola and Entergy on flying as IS-BAO-registered operators for 15 years, since the inception of the programme.

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The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has expanded its leadership team for the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and Business Aircraft Handling (IS- BAH) Programmes, to keep up with growth and increased interest in these global codes of best safety practices for the business aviation community.

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IS-BAO is the only business aviation standard by operators, for operators. It has been a successful safety and operations system for 15 years with nearly 800 operators worldwide.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, the IBAC IS-BAO team went on a listening tour to hear from operators and auditors. You spoke, via industry roundtables, associations, and boards; operator direct feedback; your representatives on the IS-BAO Standards Board; operator focus groups; and auditor focus groups

We heard that the IS-BAO Programme needed to be streamlined and modernized. Read more here.

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