The Independent Falcon Aircraft Operators Association (IFAOA), formerly the Falcon Jet Association, has gained an additional 55 members since its soft launch in September.
The IFAOA, founded by Dallas-based aviation entrepreneur Sean Lynch, creates community for Falcon aircraft owners and operators through in-person and on-line interaction and connects them to resources who can assist them in operating their aircraft economically for years to come.
“We knew that Falcon owners and operators were particularly proud of their aircraft and were seeking opportunities to exchange information, and based on how quickly the IFAOA is growing, we were right. We have signed up 55 members since our soft launch in mid-September, and they operate Falcon 10s, 50s, 900s and 2000s,” said Sean Lynch, group organizer.
Interested owner/operators and sponsors can join the IFAOA at www.independentfalconaircraft.com.
The IFAOA also has secured its maximum of five platinum sponsors: Aviation Partners, Inc; Duncan Aviation; Engine Assurance Program; StandardAero and West Star Aviation. To date, two of five gold sponsors, Marklyn Jet Spares and VisionSafe, have committed as well.
“We are onto something exciting here,” added Lynch. “We encourage our members to chat in the forums on the website and we plan to organize several in-person events in 2022.”
The new association will continue to develop as interest grows. In this first phase, it is building a robust on-line presence. When COVID concerns lessen, it plans to hold gatherings at larger events like regional forums and conventions. It ultimately hopes to evolve into its own destination event featuring fly-ins with a static display, breakout sessions and sponsor exhibits.
As a courtesy to Dassault Falcon Jet, the organization’s name was changed from Falcon Jet Association to Independent Falcon Aircraft Operators Association to emphasize the fact that it is an independent association.