International Aircraft Dealers Association moves toward Full Member Accreditation
March 11, 2019 — The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is moving towards full accreditation for its member dealers, who traditionally handle more than 50 percent of the transactions involving previously owned business jets. IADA’s stringent new accreditation process is a quantifiable, measurable method to ensure professional and ethical behaviour within the industry.
“The qualifications of existing IADA dealers are currently being reviewed and analysed by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting, an independent third-party agency,” said Executive Director Wayne Starling.
“They will also examine 15 new accreditation applicants to see if they meet the high standards of IADA accredidation under their confidential processes to ensure accountability and transparency,” added Starling.
Accreditation among the world’s leading aircraft dealers will establish consistent standards of behaviour so that buyers and sellers of aircraft can be more confident in selecting the professionals and experts who provide them counsel during negotiations and advise them in all aspects of aircraft transactions. Once dealers achieve IADA accreditation, they must maintain that high professional level in order to retain their status.
Heading the IADA accreditation programme under the auspices of Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting are two experts in their field: Mark Dusenbury, Ph.D., and Shayne Daku.
Dr. Dusenbury is an Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as the Assistant Chair of Assessment for the Department of Aviation, overseeing the accreditation of all the academic programs. He also serves on the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Board of Trustees. His role with AABI provides him first-hand experience in the accreditation process from an institutional and national accreditation body level.
Also helping to administer the programme is Shayne Daku, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves on the UND Aerospace Assessment Committee which oversees accreditation for all seven UND Aerospace degrees. Daku also is on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board as the Chair of the Testing Committee.
IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA offers the world’s only accreditation program for dealers, which delivers high standards of business conduct and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient market.
While only three percent of all aircraft dealers merit IADA accreditation, they handle more than 50 percent of the used business jet transactions. IADA represents a variety of product and aviation services that also operate with the highest professional standards in the industry.