Airbus Corporate Jets Joins Aircraft Dealers Association

Airbus Corporate Jets ACJ TwoTwenty cabin
Credit: Airbus Corporate Jets

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has signed on as a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), becoming the seventh business jet manufacturer to join the organization, IADA said March 1.

IADA has 116 member companies, including 46 broker dealers that are responsible for 60% of pre-owned aircraft sales globally, and 63 product and service companies. The Boise, Idaho-based association says its membership grew by 13 dealers after it introduced dual accreditation and certification programs for aircraft transaction specialists in 2019.

ACJ joins Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault Falcon Jet, Embraer, Honda Aircraft and Cessna as manufacturer members.

“Airbus is clearly pleased to become an OEM member of IADA, which has become a leading force in the Americas and across the globe in advocating for transparency and ethical aircraft sales transactions,” said ACJ President Benoit Defforge.

Bill Carey

Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers avionics, air traffic management and aviation safety for Aviation Week. A former daily newspaper reporter, he has covered the commercial, business and military aviation segments as well as unmanned aircraft systems. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2017, he worked for Aviation International News and Avionics and Rotor & Wing magazines.