IBAC Supports Women in Corporate Aviation with IS-BAO and IS-BAH Workshop Scholarships

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the offering of two scholarships for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. Submissions for applications are being accepted at the Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) website with a membership login, and ends 25 March 2022.

IBAC Auditor Accreditation Manager, A&P technician, and WCA advocate Yvonne Marinus is leading the scholarship process for IBAC. “I am excited to work with WCA to select and recognize the deserving recipients of these workshop scholarships. Additional knowledge and insight of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the independent auditing process can be valuable to people in our industry and is an excellent opportunity to enhance their career.” said Yvonne.

The IBAC scholarships include one for IS-BAH Fundamentals and Auditing workshops, and one for IS-BAO Fundamentals and Auditing workshops. These safety standard programmes are internationally recognized, and the workshops are an integral part of an organization becoming IS-BAO or IS-BAH registered. The Fundamentals course covers implementation with a practical approach to managing an SMS, based on ICAO principles. The Auditor course includes essential training in SMS performance validation.

“All of us at IBAC are proud to support Women in Corporate Aviation and look forward to hosting the scholarship recipients,” commented IBAC Director General, Kurt Edwards.  “It is crucial to the future of our workforce that we encourage and support the talented women working in this industry today and we thank the volunteers at WCA for all they do to help make that happen.”