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NBAA Offering Sustainable Accreditation Program

NBAA is launching a Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation program that is designed to further advance a sustainability culture in business aviation by recognizing those organizations that meet or exceed criteria in four separate accreditations:

  • Flight – Reducing the environmental impact of conducting flights (e.g., carbon emissions) and creating efficiencies.
  • Operations – Optimizing a sustainability culture with an emphasis on the CO2 emissions as a result of personnel air travel and implementation of environmental programs (e.g., recycling, reduction of resources).
  • Ground support – Implementing sustainable strategies related to equipment that supports business aviation operations (e.g., aircraft tugs, owned/leased vehicles).
  • Infrastructure – Advancing sustainability through physical infrastructure (e.g., hangars, facilities).

The program will encourage organizations to think and act critically, implementing as many sustainability strategies as possible. It also will help entities advance on the pathway to meaningful but attainable change while enabling them to obtain third-party confirmation for their sustainability efforts.

The sustainable accreditation program is designed to further advance a sustainability culture in business aviation.

To achieve accreditation, entities will need to collect and submit quantitative and qualitative data, which will be reviewed by NBAA during desktop audits. A select number of applicants also will be audited in person.

Accreditations will cost $3,000 and will be valid for three years. The application process is slated to begin in early 2022, with more information coming soon

Learn more at nbaa.org/sustainability.

Member Benefits

B2B Program Provides Merchant Processing Solution

NBAA has partnered with EVO B2B to provide members a solution for business-to-business merchant processing. EVO’s consultative approach provides a thorough analysis of a company’s current payment acceptance process and offers customized solutions, including overall cost reduction, e-commerce expertise, educational webinars, PCI solutions, integrations to ERP systems, automated reporting and world-class customer support. Learn how this exclusive member benefit can help your business increase cash flow through automated and streamlined payment acceptance solutions. nbaa.org/evob2b

NBAA Shipping Program Offers Members Savings

With shipping rates expected to increase at an average rate of nearly 6% in 2022, coupled with the demand for parcel services, NBAA members should consider enrolling in the NBAA Shipping Program. Managed by PartnerShip®, this program offers NBAA members discounts of up to 45% on select FedEx shipments, as well as savings on less-than-truckload freight shipments.
https://www.partnership.com/micro-site/index/87nbaa

Professional Development

IS-BAO Fundamentals Course to be Offered at IOC

A course that will teach attendees the basics of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) safety program will be conducted on March 17, the day after the International Operators Conference (IOC), which will be held March 14-16 in Los Angeles.

The workshop, which will be taught by Katherine Hilst, the IS-BAO program manager for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the IS-BAO program and safety management systems (SMS) in general, enabling them to confidently start the IS-BAO implementation process.
For those who have already implemented IS-BAO, this course will help them prepare for an audit, reinforce the current IS-BAO concept and provide information on key changes to the safety standard.

Review all of NBAA’s PDP course offerings at nbaa.org/pdp.

New Certified Aviation Managers

Nearly 700 business aviation professionals from all segments of the industry have earned the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential. The people listed here are among the latest ones to join this elite group of business aviation professionals.

Sheryl Barden, CAM
President & CEO, Aviation
Personnel International

Terry Brooks, CAM
Client Aviation Manager
Solairus Aviation

Aaron Comber, CAM
Supervisory Captain
Carrier Corp.

Stewart D’Leon, CAM
Director, Technical Operations
NBAA

Jonathon Fosaaen, CAM
Aviation Administrator
EWA Holdings, LLC

Ryan Gibbons, CAM
Senior Captain
CNL Financial Group

Jonathan Guenthner, CAM
Captain – Safety Rep
Chamarac, Inc.

Terry Ickes, CAM
Assistant Chief Pilot
Home Depot Aviation Dept.

Kristi Ivey, CAM
NBAA Northern Mountain Regional Representative

Nora Jacobsen, CAM
Chief Pilot
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Daniel LaPlace, CAM
Operations Manager
Sails in Concert, Inc.

Kedric Lawson, CAM
Captain
Jet Aviation

Mishelle Mason, CAM
Captain
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Hector Varela, CAM
Maintenance Manager
Solairus Aviation

Events Calendar

February

Regional Forum
Feb. 2 | Opa-locka, FL

Leadership Conference
Feb. 7-9 | Fort Worth, TX

March

International Operators Conference
March 14-16 | Los Angeles, CA

April

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
April 5-7 | San Diego, CA

May

Maintenance Conference
May 3-5 | San Antonio, TX

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022)
May 23-25 | Geneva, Switzerland

July/August 2022

Get Airspace/Airport Alerts Delivered Directly to Your Inbox

NBAA’s Air Traffic Services team can email Airspace Alerts directly to association members that have signed up for this service.
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May/June 2022

Workers’ Compensation Program Pays Millions in Dividends

NBAA members have access to a high-quality, cost-effective solution to aviation workers’ compensation coverage.
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March/April 2022

NBAA, G3 Global Services Partner to Offer Visa/Passport Service

Excerpt: A leading travel-service organization can help NBAA members with overseas trips.
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Nov/Dec 2021

NBAA Establishes Safety Manager Certificate Program

The program will provide aviation professionals with training designed to help ensure safety in business aircraft operations.
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