IBAC Joins ICAO on SAF Initiative

 - March 30, 2023, 1:08 PM
ICAO secretary general Juan Carlos Salazar (left ) and IBAC director general Kurt Edwards sign a partnership agreement for IBAC to join ICAO's sustainable aviation fuel initiative. (Photo: ICAO)

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has joined with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) program to promote the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

ICAO’s Assistance, Capacity-building, and Training for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (ACT-SAF) initiative creates opportunities for states to develop and deploy SAF, in support of its No States Left Behind program and its 2050 vision for sustainable aviation fuels—which stated that the sustainability of alternative aviation fuels is of essential importance to the efforts of international civil aviation to reduce its CO2 emissions.

As the trade organization representing the interests of the worldwide business aviation community, IBAC holds official observer status within ICAO. IBAC director general Kurt Edwards and ICAO secretary general Juan Carlos Salazar signed the partnering agreement this week at ICAO headquarters in Montreal.

“The business aviation sector is known for innovation,” said Edwards. “We look forward to working with ICAO and other ACT-SAF participants to expand the development and use of SAF—a proven, cutting-edge technology—in greater quantities for use by all operators around the world.”