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Keeping Business Flying Around The World

A Word From Kurt Edwards - IBAC Director-General

Kurt Edwards

Last month IBAC represented business aviation at the ICAO High-Level Meeting on the Feasibility of a Long-Term Aspirational Goal for International Aviation CO2 Emissions Reductions (HLM-LTAG), which included delegations more than 100 countries. 

The purpose of the meeting was to provide a set of conclusions and recommendations to the ICAO Council to inform its recommendation to the Assembly this fall on whether and at what level of ambition to set a long-term carbon emissions reduction goal.  While the meeting was not “decisional”, it was considered an important precursor to the longer debate of a central topic at the Assembly from 27 September to 7 October.

As you know, IBAC and the broader global aviation community have already committed to a highly ambitious long-term goal for our carbon emissions: net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.  Working with the associations representing airlines, airports, manufacturers, and air navigation services providers, coordinated by the Air Transport Action Group, we advocated that ICAO member states commit to the same aspirational goal and indicate their resolve to participate actively in supporting or facilitating efforts to reach the goal.  We co-sponsored an ATAG working paper advancing this message and submitted an information paper outlining sustainability efforts by the business aviation community. 

In addition to support for the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, there were many favorable recommendations and conclusions for the Council.  The meeting’s conclusions can be found at this link. Its message will undergo further revision and enhancement over the next two months before the Assembly, a process in which IBAC will be engaged. 

We are excited to participate in next week’s LABACE 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil, presented by Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG), an IBAC member association. If you are attending, please stop by our stand and visit us!


Terry Yeomans, Programme Director

Next week we will be introducing the new joint IS-BAH and IS-BAO newsletter to share the latest updates and insights from both programmes.  If you aren’t sure if you are signed up to receive these communications, opt-in HERE.

All upcoming workshops open for registration are HERE.


Andrew Karas, IS-BAO Programme Director

Daniel Devraignes, Deputy Director, IS-BAO Programme and IBAC Audit Manager, will join Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General at LABACE 2022, please visit them 9-11 August in Hall A, Stand 1008.

Keep in mind our free SafetyNet webinars, hosted by our IBAC Programme Support Affiliates (PSA), are recorded and can be accessed HERE.

The next Progressive Stage 3 Roundtable webinar will be 15 September and focus on improving safety through aircraft health monitoring and predictive maintenance.  Registration coming soon.


We've added IBAC Swag, available to those who want to promote IBAC, and the IS-BAO, IS-BAH Programmes. Visit the store today.! (note that IS-BAO and IS-BAH Registered organizations may choose to order items with official Stage seals through there IS-BA portal or contact for access.)


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