The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is moving towards full accreditation of its member dealers in what it said is a stringent process that is quantifiable and measurable, the organization formerly known as the National Aircraft Resale Association announced today. It has engaged Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting to review and analyze the qualifications of existing IADA members. "They will also examine 15 new accreditation applicants to see if they meet the high standards of IADA accreditation under their confidential processes to ensure accountability and transparency," IADA executive director Wayne Starling said.
Implementation of an accreditation process is the last step in the transformation of IADA announced in September to elevate the dealer and broker professions. IADA said it will establish consistent standards of behavior that will raise the confidence of aircraft buyers and sellers in selecting professionals and experts for counsel in business aircraft negotiations and transactions.
Leading the IADA accreditation program are Mark Dusenbury, associate professor in the University of North Dakota’s (UND) aviation department, and Shayne Daku, assistant professor at UND’s aviation department. Dusenbury also serves on the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) board of trustees, while Daku is also chair of the testing committee of NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) governing board.