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
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.
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.
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
Terry Brooks, CAM
Client Aviation Manager
Aaron Comber, CAM
Stewart D’Leon, CAM
Director, Technical Operations
Jonathon Fosaaen, CAM
EWA Holdings, LLC
Ryan Gibbons, CAM
CNL Financial Group
Jonathan Guenthner, CAM
Captain – Safety Rep
Terry Ickes, CAM
Assistant Chief Pilot
Home Depot Aviation Dept.
Kristi Ivey, CAM
NBAA Northern Mountain Regional Representative
Nora Jacobsen, CAM
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Daniel LaPlace, CAM
Sails in Concert, Inc.
Kedric Lawson, CAM
Mishelle Mason, CAM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Hector Varela, CAM
Feb. 2 | Opa-locka, FL
Feb. 7-9 | Fort Worth, TX
International Operators Conference
March 14-16 | Los Angeles, CA
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
April 5-7 | San Diego, CA
May 3-5 | San Antonio, TX
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022)
May 23-25 | Geneva, Switzerland