The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the business aviation community in mourning the loss of Paul Stinebring. Recognized as an expert in international flight operations with a 40-year flying career, Stinebring served on the IBAC Governing Board for 12 years.
“Paul was an industry leader with an extensive understanding of global business aviation operations,” commented Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General. “His contributions to IBAC over the years were outstanding.
He made an impact on our association’s success. Paul will be missed for his passion and dedication to business aviation, and we are forever grateful for inspiration and support.”
Active in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Stinebring represented NBAA on the IBAC Governing Board. He served as chairman of the IBAC Board for 12-years and as vice chairman prior to that.
Passionate about business aviation safety, Stinebring also served as chairman of the IBAC International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Standards Board.
Most recently, Stinebring served with distinction as the IBAC representative to a critical working group of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) North Atlantic Systems Panel, where he earned the well-deserved respect of the group for his contributions on behalf of the business aviation community.
A memorial service for Stinebring will be held in Manchester, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, on Nov. 29. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wings of Hope, an aviation nonprofit supporting humanitarian programs around the globe to lift people in need toward health and self-sufficiency.