The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) established a new airports, handling and ground operations committee (AHGOC).
European Business Aviation Association
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is developing an emergency response planning manual for business aircraft owners and operators. The publication
“Interesting” is perhaps an understated word to use in reviewing the tumultuous recent period the business aviation community has gone through, but that is the word outgoing NBAA chairman Jeff Lee chose to describe his two-year tenure, which ends at this year’s annual meeting. Lee, IBM’s director of flight operations, took over the post from Ken Emerick in 2007 and has led the board through several stiff challenges to business aviation.
Like it or not, and regardless of where they are based, many business aircraft operators who fly into European airspace will be required to account for the carbon they emit and ensure that they have bought enough carbon credits to cover this output when Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) is fully up and running in January 2012.
It’s been a tough year for the European business aviation community. Like its U.S. counterpart, the industry took a hit as a result of the economic downturn, leading to a loss of business in all sectors. In addition, new rules and regulations have many in the industry on edge.
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.
Just as the reduced size of this week’s NBAA show is a sign of the harsh economic times in which the business of business aviation is being conducted, next year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva seems likely to be on a diminished scale as Europe’s economies deal with the downturn.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is developing an emergency response planning manual for business aircraft owners and operators. The publication is due to be released in December and will be available to EBAA members and any operators based in Europe to help them establish their own emergency response plan (ERP).
European operators have until October 10 to submit their responses to a questionnaire regarding the implementation of JAR 26 (additional airworthiness requirements for operations) into the EASA rule system. The questionnaire applies to operators from the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Poland, Slovak Republic, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
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.