IBAC Focuses on CORSIA Awareness and Education – Workshop and Event Participation Scheduled for 2018
MONTREAL – 8 January 2018 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced it is coordinating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to participate in numerous workshops in 2018 as well as present at several business aviation events to educate the industry on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a global measure to address international aviation emissions agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). .
Kurt Edwards, Director General of IBAC commented, “It is important that international business aviation operators understand this new global carbon offsetting scheme and those that are not covered by exclusions need to take steps in 2018 to begin gathering data to fuel burn from international flights.” Edwards added, “CORSIA was developed by ICAO with significant aviation industry input, and we welcome this measure as part of a larger suite of measures, including air traffic management modernization, new technologies, and sustainable alternative fuels, to reduce emissions. We appreciate working with IATA to participate in several of their workshops and look forward to presenting details on CORSIA at several business aviation events this year.”
The IATA one-day CORSIA workshops are open to all operators, including business aviation operators, at no charge, but there are limited places for each session so pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
IBAC officials will attend the following workshops:
Miami, Florida USA – 29, 30 January 2018
Singapore – 8, 9 February 2018
Geneva, Switzerland – 28 February 2018 (near capacity); 1 March 2018 (newly added)
A full workshop schedule is available on the IBAC.org website at CORSIA Workshops.
IBAC will also provide CORSIA presentations and workshops during the following business aviation events:
NBAA – Regional Forum, 24 January 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
EBACE – Workshop during annual event, 29-31 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland
CBAA – Workshop during annual event, 12-14 June 2018 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Additional presentations and workshops will be announced as they are scheduled.
To determine whether a business aircraft operator is required to participate in the CORSIA programme, go to the IBAC.org website at Countdown to CORSIA. More details about CORSIA can also be found on the ICAO CORSIA web page. To receive further CORSIA updates, please register by emailing CORSIA@IBAC.org.
For more information, please contact:
Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, Mrose@market-lift.com
About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with permanent 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 Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. www.ibac.org