IBAC to address SAF and other key issues at this year’s ICAO

posted on 17th September 2019 by William Hayes
IBAC to address SAF and other key issues at this year’s ICAO

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has set out its agenda for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly later this month.

Representing the business aviation community, the council will be raising such issues as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), proper implementation of market-based emissions measures, and turboprop and helicopter safety at the 40th gathering of the Assembly.

While the Assembly is expected to focus on global air navigation, safety, and security plans, of priority to IBAC will be the promotion of recent business aviation activities surrounding SAF, according to the organisation’s director general Kurt Edwards.

IBAC plans to stress its use as a key tool in mitigating carbon emissions and urge support for policies that would incentivise production and consumption, he said.

Along those lines, IBAC is joining broader aviation industry groups in stressing the importance of moving ahead with the Carbon Offsetting and Reductions Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) program as a global approach and avoiding double charging for emissions.

Other issues to be raised by IBAC are supersonic noise and emissions standards, turboprop safety and helicopter air traffic management requirements.