The Independent Falcon Aircraft Operators Association (IFAOA), formerly the Falcon Jet Association, has gained 55 more members since its soft launch in September, with total membership now above 70. IFAOA said it changed its name as a courtesy to Dassault Falcon to emphasize that it is an independent association.
“We knew that Falcon owners and operators were particularly proud of their aircraft and were seeking opportunities to exchange information, and based on how quickly the IFAOA is growing, we were right,” said association founder Sean Lynch. “We have signed up 55 members since mid-September, and they operate Falcon 10s, 50s, 900s, and 2000s.”
The new association added that it plans to develop as interest grows. IFAOA is currently building a robust online presence, including web-based forums, but plans to hold gatherings at larger events such as NBAA regional forums and conventions. According to Lynch, the group ultimately hopes to evolve into its own fly-in event with a static display, breakout sessions, and sponsor exhibits.