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IBAC Director General, Kurt Edwards Delivers Opening Statement at CAAF/3

Kurt Edwards, Director General for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), delivered an opening statement

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Kurt Edwards, Director General for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), delivered an opening statement representing the business aviation sector today in Dubai as the third International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) begins.

CAAF/3 brings together high-level officials from States who will have the authority to make policy-related decisions, as well as international organizations with direct involvement in cleaner aviation energy and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), and advanced technologies.

In addition to Kurt Edwards, IBAC will have Capt. Claude Hurley, Director of IBAC Environment and Flight Operations, and Ali Alnaqbi, Chair of the IBAC Governing Board and Chair of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation (MEBAA), in attendance. Additional esteemed delegates joining IBAC and representing the global business aviation community include Marc Ehudin, Director of Government Affairs and Environment, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); Kennedy Ricci, President, 4Air; Omar Hosari, CEO, UAS International Trip Support, and Miguel F. Garcia Claro, SME, Product Sustainability Strategy & Environmental Affairs, Bombardier.

Media contact:

Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant,

About International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) 

IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Crew Card. Recently introduced in partnership with CTX, the IBAC Carbon Credit Exchange provides the business aviation community with a reliable resource for real-time offsetting to reduce its carbon footprint. More details at


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