MONTREAL – 24 January 2018 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has announced its 2018 workshop schedule for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) programmes.


One of the first initiatives for adopting the industry codes of best practices and achieving the globally recognized IS-BAO or IS-BAH registration standard is sending a representative from the organization to one of these workshops.  Typically, the IBAC workshops consist of two day-long sessions.  The first day is dedicated to IS-BAO or IS-BAH fundamentals and is followed by a day focused on auditing and evaluation requirements, with an emphasis on SMS performance validation.


The following chart contains the current list of IS-BAO/IS-BAH workshops scheduled for 2018:


2018 IB-BAO Workshops     2018 IS-BAH Workshops  
Location Dates   Location Dates
West Palm Beach, FL USA 25-26 Jan.   West Palm Beach, FL USA 25-26 Jan.
Long Beach, CA USA 4-5 Feb.   Houston, TX USA 12-13 Apr.
St. Paul, MN USA 12-13 Feb.   White Plains, NY USA 19-20 Jun.
Toluca, Mexico 20-21 Feb.   San Jose, CA USA 4-5 Sep.
Houston, TX USA 27-28 Feb.   Houston, TX USA 4-5 Oct.
Melbourne, Australia 5-6 Mar.   Dubai, UAE 8-9 Dec.
Singapore 8-9 Mar.      
Phoenix, AZ USA 14-15 Mar.      
Houston, TX USA 10-11 Apr.      
Arlington, VA USA 2-3 May      
Denver, CO USA 22-23 May      
Geneva, Switzerland 28-29 May      
White Plains, NY USA 19-20 Jun.      
Chicago, IL USA 31 Jul.-1 Aug.      
Houston, TX USA 14-15 Aug.      
Atlanta, GA USA 28-29 Aug.      
San Jose, CA USA 18-19 Sep.      
Farnborough, UK 18-19 Sep.      
Houston, TX USA 2-3 Oct.      
Phoenix, AZ USA 6-7 Nov.      
Orlando, FL USA 27-28 Nov.      
Dubai, UAE 8-9 Dec.      


“We are looking forward to a busy workshop schedule this year and continue to identify key locations to accommodate newly interested operators, FBOs, and auditors as well as registered participants seeking recurrent training,” stated Kurt Edwards, Director General of the International Business Aviation Council. “The current schedule will continue to expand throughout the year as needed, and we encourage operators, handlers, and auditors to check our website for the latest updates.”


For more information about IS-BAO or IS-BAH workshop schedules, please contact Jason Starke, IS-BAO/H Operations Manager at

Media Contact:

Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, 

About IBAC: IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card.

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