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IBAC Update - December 2018

03 December 2018

IBAC Update - December 2018

IBAC Update - December 2018

Keeping business flying around the world

For the Industry, By the Industry



Kurt Edwards


In November, IBAC continued its outreach to the international business aviation community in a new way.  The Governing Board held its fall meeting in Mexico City—the first time outside of a country with a member association—where we were fortunate to meet with a wide range of business aircraft operators and handlers based in Mexico.  With more than 500 business aircraft operators and the second largest fleet of business jets outside the United States, Mexico has a significant level of business aviation activity.  That energy was reflected in panel discussions on the opportunities and challenges of operating in Mexico and at an IBAC-hosted reception well attended by our industry colleagues in Mexico.  It was a real pleasure to meet with the community there and discuss shared priorities, and we look forward to building closer relationships with our Mexican counterparts.

And on the other side of the world, we saw AsBAA hold its first Safety Day and Pilots’ Day in Manila, both of which were fully subscribed by the industry and well supported by the civil aviation authority.  The level of discussion and the range of participation made for two compelling days of panels and presentations.  A key for IBAC and AsBAA is the CAAP’s willingness to review the appropriateness of regulations applying to business aircraft operators.  We look forward to joining AsBAA in that effort.

Coming up shortly, to close out the year, is the MEBAA Show in Dubai 10 through 12 December.  I look forward to seeing you there.  IBAC staff will be co-located with MEBAA at its stand during the show.  Please stop by and see us.

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