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International Business Aviation Council partners with ICAO in sustainable aviation fuel initiative

The International Business Aviation Council announced March 30 it is partnering with the International Civil Aviation Organization in its Assistance, Capacity-building, and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels initiative.

Kurt Edwards, IBAC director general, signed an ACT-SAF partnering agreement with Juan Carlos Salazar, ICAO’s secretary general, March 29 at ICAO headquarters.

Accompanying them were Jane Hupe, ICAO’s environment lead and committee on aviation environmental protection secretary, as well as Claude Hurley, IBAC’s director of environment and flight operations.

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a key component to meet the industry’s collective goals towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with Business Aviation’s Commitment on Climate Change.

“The business-aviation sector is known for innovation,” said Edwards. “We look forward to working with ICAO and other ACT-SAF participants to expand the development and use of SAF—a proven, cutting-edge technology—in greater quantities for use by all operators around the world.”

The ICAO ACT-SAF program creates opportunities for states to develop their full potential in SAF development and deployment, in line with ICAO’s No Country Left Behind initiative, and the 2050 ICAO Vision for SAF.

IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide.

IBAC is a nonprofit international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations’ 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-BAO); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification 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.



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