IBAC - International Business Aviation Council



The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is a Council of business aviation associations from around the world. Its first objective is to ensure that the needs and views of business aviation on a global scale are clearly presented to, and understood by, those national and international authorities and organizations which influence the safety and efficiency of economic use of business aircraft operating internationally. IBAC was founded on 15 June 1981; in 1989, it was formally recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) representing the interests of business aviation worldwide and was given permanent observer status with ICAO.


Ongoing activity of the Council is managed by a Secretariat (based in the ICAO headquarters building at 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, Canada) consisting of the Director General, assisted by a staff of experienced specialty managers responsible for ICAO  Liaison, Safety Standards, Regulatory Affairs and Office Management.


IBAC devotes considerable effort in attending meetings organized by ICAO. It has designated representatives on several ICAO Committees, and a number of ICAO Panels and Regional Planning Groups. IBAC is also the business aviation's liaison with other international aviation organizations, such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA).


Service cover sent by internal mail to Dr. Philippe Rochat, ICAO Secretary General

from 1991 to 1997.