Brian Humphries

October 14, 2009 - 6:52am

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), launched in 2002 by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), has been granted official European recognition as an industry safety standard for business aircraft operations.

October 1, 2009 - 10:00am

The European Union has granted the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) official recognition as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.

September 29, 2009 - 6:25am

The bureaucratic torpor and confusion that has mired the initial registration process for the introduction of Europe’s new emissions-trading scheme (ETS) has brought the cap-and-trade approach to reducing aviation’s carbon footprint into disrepute, according to the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

July 29, 2009 - 5:46am

Two NTSB board members announced their resignations last month. Kathryn “Kitty” O’Leary Higgins is resigning her position effective August 3 to “pursue opportunities in the private sector.” Acting chairman Mark Rosenker also announced his resignation but said he will delay his departure until a new chairman and an additional Board member are confirmed to ensure a quorum remains at the NTSB.

July 28, 2009 - 5:43am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has agreed to extend discussion of the most contentious points arising from its proposed new rules for aircraft operations and has indicated that it could permit greater flexibility for business aviation on issues such as flight- and duty-time limitations (FTL).

June 3, 2009 - 10:18am

It might surprise some to hear this, but the state of the economy was not on the minds of everyone at last month’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).

June 3, 2009 - 7:41am

It might surprise some to hear this, but the state of the economy was not on the minds of everyone at last month’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).

May 14, 2009 - 7:04am

The change in mood within the business aviation industry since the EBACE show last year truly beggars belief. Since September the financial crisis–severely hurting some of the industry’s best customers, the bankers–has been one kick in the teeth after another. Despite that, the mood at EBACE in Geneva this week has certainly not been desperate.

May 13, 2009 - 5:25am

It is the perception of business aviation as a luxurious form of travel that has put a target on the industry’s back, EBAA chairman Brian Humphries said today at an EBACE luncheon. “I’m not sure flutes of champagne and luxurious interiors are what we want to be portraying right now,” he said.

May 12, 2009 - 1:01pm

These are the hardest times the global business aviation community has ever faced, the industry was told by its leadership at yesterday’s opening general session of the EBACE show. Just as companies struggle to stay afloat in the treacherous undercurrents whipped up by a financial crisis of historic proportions, they are having to avoid being dragged down by the unwelcome weight of a new wave of regulatory requirements.

 
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