African Business Aviation Association becomes 15th IBAC member


The African Business Aviation Association has been voted on to the International Business Aviation Council, becoming its 15th member.

AfBAA says the move “has further strengthened its position on the global business aviation landscape”.

As a member of IBAC, AfBAA will help to promote international standards, policies and best safety practices for the global business aviation sector.

“We are delighted to have been confirmed as the latest member of this prestigious organisation,” said Rady Fahmy, AfBAA CEO. “It is a major milestone for us and one that we have worked hard to achieve. We look forward to collaborating with our fellow members from around the world to continue to improve standards in Africa, and worldwide. It is a very exciting development for us.”

As AfBAA marks its fifth year of supporting the sustainable development of business aviation across Africa, it joins IBAC at a time of significant growth. AfBAA membership continues to grow and, from 29 November to 1 December, the first AfBAC EXPO, Africa’s first business aviation event, will take place in Johannesburg.

“We are very pleased to welcome AfBAA to the IBAC family,” said Kurt Edwards, IBAC director general. “We aim to serve the varying needs of international business aviation and can only achieve this with the participation of the official organisations that represent the increasing value of business aviation across all regions of the world. We’re seeing growth in the number of African companies that demonstrate their commitment to safety and professionalism by achieving IS-BAH and IS-BAO registration. We look forward to working with AfBAA to further advance safety excellence across Africa.”

IBAC is an international trade association that holds permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters. It promotes and manages 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 e-learning training, and Aircrew Identification Card.

Pictured left to right are Kurt Edwards; Alcinda Pereira with Best Fly; Nuno Pereira, vice chairman AfBAA; Scott Macpherson, chairman, IBAC; Rady Fahmy.