Freedom Air is a proud to be a member of a number of trade associations.
Freedom Air is proud to have been awarded membership of the Baltic Air Charter Association
Our CEO has served as a Council Member of the Association since 2005. The principal objectives of the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) are to promote integrity and professionalism in aircraft charter. The BACA has been the leading industry association since 1949 and today, members must show that they operate their aviation business to the same high standards of integrity and professionalism set out by the original association.
BACA’s patron is HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the association is part of the prestigious Baltic Exchange in London. The principle objective of BACA is to promote integrity and ethical business practices so that customers of the members can be assured of a professional service at all times.
National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 Member Companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.
NBAA’s goal is to create an environment that fosters business aviation in the United States and around the world. We pursue that goal by constantly striving to be a world-class organization that: · Enhances safety, security and professionalism · Provides operational assistance to our Members · Shapes public policy · Projects a positive image of our industry · Hosts leading aviation shows and conferences EBAA is the leading Association for Business Aviation in Europe. In 1975, Dr. Ir. F.J. Philips founded the Association to defend the interests of Business Aviation. Nowadays, more than two hundred Business Aviation companies, direct Members or Members of associate organizations rely on the EBAA to protect their assets. The European Business Aviation Association acts as a lobby group from business aviation throughout Europe and runs the highly successful EBACE show. From modest beginnings, EBAA now represents the interests in Europe of more than 300 Business Aviation Companies and a fleet of over 600 aircraft.
EBAA is the leading Association for Business Aviation in Europe.
In 1975, Dr. Ir. F.J. Philips founded the Association to defend the interests of Business Aviation. Nowadays, more than two hundred Business Aviation companies, direct Members or Members of associate organizations rely on the EBAA to protect their assets. The European Business Aviation Association acts as a lobby group from business aviation throughout Europe and runs the highly successful EBACE show.
From modest beginnings, EBAA now represents the interests in Europe of more than 300 Business Aviation Companies and a fleet of over 600 aircraft.
Eventia was created in January 2006
Following the merger between two complementary trade associations: the Corporate Events Association (CEA) and the Incentive Travel & Meetings Association (ITMA). Their vision is to be the voice of the Events Industry; dedicated to increasing the quality, value and profile of events for our members and all stakeholders.
Eventia is an association that promotes the highest standards of professionalism and best practice amongst its members.
It is a recognised authority for the events sector providing leadership and representation on important issues to Government, regulators and other public authorities both in UK and Europe.
Eventia’s Code of Practice is binding on our members and by signing it they undertake to:
- Operate all programmes and events in compliance with pertaining statutory, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Administer client funds with complete financial probity and in accordance with all relevant legal requirements and appropriate best practices.
- Adopt a high level of business ethics in dealings with clients, suppliers and other members.
- Fulfil business contracts with integrity and accuracy.
- Foster business relationships that are mutually beneficial and enable all parties to expand and improve their capabilities.
- Observe client confidentiality.
- Create a stimulating work environment for staff that encourages personal development through training and education.
- Operate in a manner that upholds the aims of the Association.
British Business and General Aviation Association
The British Business and General Aviation Association is the United Kingdom’s national trade body representing business and general aviation. Our member companies include aircraft manufacturers, commercial and corporate aircraft operators, flying training organisations, aircraft maintenance companies and companies offering a whole range of supporting services.
BBGA members manufacture and sell a wide range of products, trading their products and services in a fair and businesslike manner and are prepared to stand by their actions and honour their obligations on all product liability directives and agreements. BBGA makes available to its member companies a Code of Practice and standard Terms & Conditions.
BBGA believes its members’ customers will recognise in the BBGA Logo the sign of high standards of business conduct and efficiency.
BBGA is an essential body if General Aviation is to grow. In these days of collectivism a trade association is vital and can look after the interests of all the diversified activities including sport flying, air touring, corporate and business aircraft operations, pilot training establishments and the servicing companies.
The Association also exists for the benefit of the public with the intention that customers who deal with BBGA members will be aware that high professional standards are observed.
Institute of Travel Management UK & Ireland
The Institute of Travel Management UK & Ireland (ITM) is the recognised body for business travel, representing over 1,000 buyer and supplier members from 7 UK & Ireland regions. Membership represents nearly 50% of the FTSE 100, major government departments and NGOs and major limited liability partnerships such as law firms and accountants.
ITM provides the best possible support, information and opportunities to enable members to achieve best practice in managing travel spend effectively and to maximise the profitability of their organisations.
ITM promotes the belief that efficient and effective travel management requires good planning, strong negotiation skills, effective communication and a keen knowledge of current trends and business travel providers such as airlines, sea and ground transportation and hotel accommodation.
Acting as a purchasing body, the Institute regularly contributes to consultative groups involving suppliers, other related associations, government and NGOs.
International Business Aviation Council, Ltd
IBAC is a non-profit, non-governmental association which represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory forums. IBAC was founded on 15 June 1981 at a meeting in London; it was incorporated as the International Business Aviation Council, Ltd. in the District of Columbia as a non-profit corporation on 25 June 1981. Its Bylaws were ratified 14 September 1981 in Anaheim, CA.
There were five founding members of IBAC and they are now called the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA),the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the German Business Aviation Association (GBAA), and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) of the U.S. Since that time, IBAC has welcomed aboard the Australian Business Aircraft Association (ABAA), the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG), the Business Aviation Association for India (BAAI), the Business Aviation Association of Southern Africa (BAASA), the EBAA-France (EBAA-F), the Italian Business Aircraft Association (IBAA), and the Japan Business Aviation Association (JBAA).
IBAC devotes considerable effort to attending meetings organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations and sets all the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) concerning civil aviation. IBAC represents the interests of business aviation to ICAO. It has designated representatives, with observer status, on such ICAO Committees as the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), and a number of ICAO Panels and Planning and Implementation Regional Groups (PIRGS) including the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group. IBAC is also business aviation’s liaison with other international aviation organizations such as IATA and IFALPA.
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