IBGAA Launch
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17 November 2022 | Adare Manor, Ireland

The IBGAA conference will bring together key aviation contacts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.

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    17 May 22
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    The IBGAA conference will bring together key aviation contacts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation. 17 November 2022 | Adare Manor, Ireland
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    The IBGAA conference will bring together key aviation contacts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.

    17 November 2022 | Adare Manor, Ireland

    Conference topics will cover:

    • New opportunities for business aviation in ultra-luxe tourism
    • How private charter can support international corporates and bolster economies
    • Business aviation for leisure in the post-Covid world
    • How aircraft technology and innovation is driving efficiency and sustainability
    • Connected aviation – what’s next inflight and on the ground
    • How US CBP Preclearance at Shannon Airport has become a major success story
    • The advantages of setting up in Ireland, the world’s capital of aircraft leasing, as a friendly gateway to Europe.
    • How setting up in Ireland can provide entry to the European market.

    Who should attend?

    The event will appeal to senior decision makers in business aviation, with a target audience of corporate jet operators, private aircraft owners, plus charter users from various sectors (MICE, sport and entertainment).

    Why attend?

    Current business aviation issues and new developments will be discussed with industry peers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference will present an ideal opportunity to network and build new business relationships at a senior leadership level within business aviation.

    Venue

    Adare Manor has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as the number one resort in Europe and number five in the world. Adare Manor will be the venue of the 2027 Ryder Cup. JP McManus has transformed Adare Manor, investing a considerable sum of money to make it one of the best golf resorts in the world. Adare is of huge importance to the Shannon Region, supporting around 600 jobs directly.

    Hotel rooms are available to book via the Online Registration System.
    Single B&B €495

    CLICK HERE for more information.

    15 Jan 21
    IBGAA Joins IBAC
    The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA) has joined IBAC as its newest member association.
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    15 Jan 21
    Welcome on Board
    On behalf of Josh Stewart (Founding Chairman), Dave Scully (Founding Vice-Chairman), and Joe Buckley (Founding Executive Director), we would like to welcome you to ibgaa.com: the official website of The Irish Business & General Aviation Association.
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    On behalf of Josh Stewart (Founding Chairman), Dave Scully (Founding Vice-Chairman), and Joe Buckley (Founding Executive Director), we would like to welcome you to ibgaa.com: the official website of The Irish Business & General Aviation Association.

    ibgaa.com is a collaborative online platform, which keeps our members and the wider business and general aviation community updated on relevant IBGAA and industry-related news and announcements. It is also a reliable source for important information on national, European, and international industry developments, as well as useful data and statistics.

    IBGAA is an association created by the community for the community, and we value the input of all members. This also applies to our website, so if you have any feedback, questions, or queries, or if you wish to find out more about IBGAA membership, please do not hesitate to email us at info@ibgaa.com.

    15 Jan 21
    A Big Step in the Right Direction for Irish Business & General Aviation
    Following a very difficult year for everyone involved in Irish aviation, not least in business and general aviation, I am delighted to be able to kick off 2021 on an extremely positive note with the launch of ibgaa.com – a big step in the right direction as we rebuild our industry.
    • 15
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    Following a very difficult year for everyone involved in Irish aviation, not least in business and general aviation, I am delighted to be able to kick off 2021 on an extremely positive note with the launch of ibgaa.com – a big step in the right direction as we rebuild our industry.

    There has long been a need for an Irish representative association in our industry, a platform that unites the business and general aviation community and promotes worthwhile opportunities in Ireland. This is exactly why Josh Stewart, Dave Scully, and I felt compelled to co-found IBGAA. Over the past six months, we have worked together to put solid foundations in place for the establishment of a non-profit national association that ensures business and general aviation’s economic potential is maximised in Ireland.

    Before launching ibgaa.com, we took the following important steps to make sure the association was well-positioned to go from strength to strength from the very beginning:

    • Secured IBGAA’s official acceptance into the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) as its 15th member association
    • Established a member-sharing agreement with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), which enables IBGAA members to receive full EBAA membership and benefit from representation at European level, at no additional cost
    • Joined the Council of European Business Aviation Associations (CEBAA)

    I can proudly confirm that we have also put together an advisory board of like-minded professionals who have very strong regulatory backgrounds and extensive industry knowledge. Each member of this passionate group is committed to playing his/her part in driving our collective vision forward, while proactively guiding and helping the association as it gets off the ground smoothly and gains altitude.

    We are not only aware of the issues our sector is facing, but we are also determined to work together to overcome the challenges that lie ahead, as we navigate safely through the severe turbulence caused by the current pandemic. Through collaboration and a shared commitment to serving the best interests of our members and community, we can continue to develop Irish business and general aviation for the better.

    Now, more than ever, is the right time to launch IBGAA, an outward-looking, all-Ireland association, which represents our industry at national and international levels. Together, we will strive to contribute to the growth of business and general aviation in Ireland, while supporting ancillary activities that feed off of it, such as hospitality and tourism. In doing so, we can further establish Ireland, not only as a great destination to visit, but also a vital European business hub.

    I believe that Ireland has not fully capitalised on business and general aviation. Yes, we have played a huge role in other aspects of aviation, including leasing and commercial aviation; however, in terms of business aviation, the Irish industry’s potential is still largely untapped. We can do so much more internationally, as well as within Ireland, where there are considerable growth opportunities.

    In order to achieve sustainable success, though, it is vital that we give our members’ a voice and actively engage with the Irish government, demonstrating just how important our industry is to the national economy. This is exactly what the IBGAA Board of Directors is doing and will continue to do, as we strengthen long-standing partnerships and build new relationships at government and regulatory levels.

    Ireland is now the only English-speaking country left in the EU, and, as a result, we must endeavour to seize upon new opportunities to attract companies who wish to invest and do business in an English-speaking, European environment. We can offer easy access to MNCs’ European headquarters, one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Europe, and multiple strategically located national, regional and local airports, along with efficient and hassle-free travel to and from the USA by utilising Shannon Airport’s CBP preclearance services.

    I am confident that, by coming together as one national association with a shared vision for our industry’s future, we can have a massively positive impact on Irish economic development and establish the entire island of Ireland as an international powerhouse of business and general aviation. We may be known as the land of saints and scholars, but we are also an island of aviators and innovators, and it’s about time the world found out.

    The establishment of the Irish Business & General Aviation Association is the result of the collaborative efforts, hard work and support of our dedicated partners behind the scenes
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      Newsroom
      17 May 22
      IBGAA Launch & Conference
      The IBGAA conference will bring together key aviation contacts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation. 17 November 2022 | Adare Manor, Ireland
      Read More
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      • 05
      • 22

      The IBGAA conference will bring together key aviation contacts from around the world to discuss the latest developments and explore the future of business aviation.

      17 November 2022 | Adare Manor, Ireland

      Conference topics will cover:

      • New opportunities for business aviation in ultra-luxe tourism
      • How private charter can support international corporates and bolster economies
      • Business aviation for leisure in the post-Covid world
      • How aircraft technology and innovation is driving efficiency and sustainability
      • Connected aviation – what’s next inflight and on the ground
      • How US CBP Preclearance at Shannon Airport has become a major success story
      • The advantages of setting up in Ireland, the world’s capital of aircraft leasing, as a friendly gateway to Europe.
      • How setting up in Ireland can provide entry to the European market.

      Who should attend?

      The event will appeal to senior decision makers in business aviation, with a target audience of corporate jet operators, private aircraft owners, plus charter users from various sectors (MICE, sport and entertainment).

      Why attend?

      Current business aviation issues and new developments will be discussed with industry peers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference will present an ideal opportunity to network and build new business relationships at a senior leadership level within business aviation.

      Venue

      Adare Manor has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as the number one resort in Europe and number five in the world. Adare Manor will be the venue of the 2027 Ryder Cup. JP McManus has transformed Adare Manor, investing a considerable sum of money to make it one of the best golf resorts in the world. Adare is of huge importance to the Shannon Region, supporting around 600 jobs directly.

      Hotel rooms are available to book via the Online Registration System.
      Single B&B €495

      CLICK HERE for more information.

      15 Jan 21
      IBGAA Joins IBAC
      The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced the Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA) has joined IBAC as its newest member association.
      • 15
      • 01
      • 21
    • 02
      Blog
      15 Jan 21
      Welcome on Board
      On behalf of Josh Stewart (Founding Chairman), Dave Scully (Founding Vice-Chairman), and Joe Buckley (Founding Executive Director), we would like to welcome you to ibgaa.com: the official website of The Irish Business & General Aviation Association.
      • 15
      • 01
      • 21

      On behalf of Josh Stewart (Founding Chairman), Dave Scully (Founding Vice-Chairman), and Joe Buckley (Founding Executive Director), we would like to welcome you to ibgaa.com: the official website of The Irish Business & General Aviation Association.

      ibgaa.com is a collaborative online platform, which keeps our members and the wider business and general aviation community updated on relevant IBGAA and industry-related news and announcements. It is also a reliable source for important information on national, European, and international industry developments, as well as useful data and statistics.

      IBGAA is an association created by the community for the community, and we value the input of all members. This also applies to our website, so if you have any feedback, questions, or queries, or if you wish to find out more about IBGAA membership, please do not hesitate to email us at info@ibgaa.com.

      15 Jan 21
      A Big Step in the Right Direction for Irish Business & General Aviation
      Following a very difficult year for everyone involved in Irish aviation, not least in business and general aviation, I am delighted to be able to kick off 2021 on an extremely positive note with the launch of ibgaa.com – a big step in the right direction as we rebuild our industry.
      • 15
      • 01
      • 21

      Following a very difficult year for everyone involved in Irish aviation, not least in business and general aviation, I am delighted to be able to kick off 2021 on an extremely positive note with the launch of ibgaa.com – a big step in the right direction as we rebuild our industry.

      There has long been a need for an Irish representative association in our industry, a platform that unites the business and general aviation community and promotes worthwhile opportunities in Ireland. This is exactly why Josh Stewart, Dave Scully, and I felt compelled to co-found IBGAA. Over the past six months, we have worked together to put solid foundations in place for the establishment of a non-profit national association that ensures business and general aviation’s economic potential is maximised in Ireland.

      Before launching ibgaa.com, we took the following important steps to make sure the association was well-positioned to go from strength to strength from the very beginning:

      • Secured IBGAA’s official acceptance into the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) as its 15th member association
      • Established a member-sharing agreement with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), which enables IBGAA members to receive full EBAA membership and benefit from representation at European level, at no additional cost
      • Joined the Council of European Business Aviation Associations (CEBAA)

      I can proudly confirm that we have also put together an advisory board of like-minded professionals who have very strong regulatory backgrounds and extensive industry knowledge. Each member of this passionate group is committed to playing his/her part in driving our collective vision forward, while proactively guiding and helping the association as it gets off the ground smoothly and gains altitude.

      We are not only aware of the issues our sector is facing, but we are also determined to work together to overcome the challenges that lie ahead, as we navigate safely through the severe turbulence caused by the current pandemic. Through collaboration and a shared commitment to serving the best interests of our members and community, we can continue to develop Irish business and general aviation for the better.

      Now, more than ever, is the right time to launch IBGAA, an outward-looking, all-Ireland association, which represents our industry at national and international levels. Together, we will strive to contribute to the growth of business and general aviation in Ireland, while supporting ancillary activities that feed off of it, such as hospitality and tourism. In doing so, we can further establish Ireland, not only as a great destination to visit, but also a vital European business hub.

      I believe that Ireland has not fully capitalised on business and general aviation. Yes, we have played a huge role in other aspects of aviation, including leasing and commercial aviation; however, in terms of business aviation, the Irish industry’s potential is still largely untapped. We can do so much more internationally, as well as within Ireland, where there are considerable growth opportunities.

      In order to achieve sustainable success, though, it is vital that we give our members’ a voice and actively engage with the Irish government, demonstrating just how important our industry is to the national economy. This is exactly what the IBGAA Board of Directors is doing and will continue to do, as we strengthen long-standing partnerships and build new relationships at government and regulatory levels.

      Ireland is now the only English-speaking country left in the EU, and, as a result, we must endeavour to seize upon new opportunities to attract companies who wish to invest and do business in an English-speaking, European environment. We can offer easy access to MNCs’ European headquarters, one of the lowest corporate tax rates in Europe, and multiple strategically located national, regional and local airports, along with efficient and hassle-free travel to and from the USA by utilising Shannon Airport’s CBP preclearance services.

      I am confident that, by coming together as one national association with a shared vision for our industry’s future, we can have a massively positive impact on Irish economic development and establish the entire island of Ireland as an international powerhouse of business and general aviation. We may be known as the land of saints and scholars, but we are also an island of aviators and innovators, and it’s about time the world found out.

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      Partners
      The establishment of the Irish Business & General Aviation Association is the result of the collaborative efforts, hard work and support of our dedicated partners behind the scenes

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