The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is moving towards full accreditation for its member dealers, who handle more than 50 percent of the transactions involving previously owned business jets.
Accreditation among the world’s leading aircraft dealers will establish consistent standards of behavior so that buyers and sellers of aircraft can be more confident in selecting the professionals and experts during negotiations who advise them in all aspects of aircraft transactions.
Wayne Starling, executive director, said: “The qualifications of existing IADA dealers are currently being reviewed and analyzed by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting, an independent third-party agency. They will also examine 15 new accreditation applicants to see if they meet the high standards of IADA accredidation under their confidential processes to ensure accountability and transparency.”
Once dealers achieve IADA accreditation, they must maintain that high professional level in order to retain their status.
Heading the IADA accredidation program under the auspices of Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting are two experts in their field: Mark Dusenbury, PhD, and Shayne Daku.
Dr Dusenbury (pictured left) is an associate professor at the University of North Dakota. In addition to his teaching duties, he serves as the assistant chair of assessment for the Department of Aviation, overseeing the accreditation of all the academic programs. He also serves on the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) board of trustees, providing him first-hand experience in the accreditation process.
Shayne Daku (pictured right) is an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota and as well as his teaching duties, he serves on the UND Aerospace Assessment Committee which oversees accreditation for all seven UND Aerospace degrees. Daku is also on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) governing board as the chair of the testing committee.
According to IADA, only three percent of all aircraft dealers merit IADA accreditation, but they handle more than 50 percent of the used business jet transactions.
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