Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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 of all sizes and located across the country. NBAA 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.
Dr. Ir. F.J. Philips founded the International Business Aviation Association (Europe), set up in the Netherlands with 12 founding Members. Recognizing that Brussels was the strategic place to be, the Association moved to Belgium and became known as the EBAA (European Business Aviation Association).
EBAA aims to promote excellence and professionalism amongst our Members to enable them to deliver best-in-class safety and operational efficiency, whilst representing their interests at all levels in Europe, to ensure the proper recognition of business aviation as a vital part of the aviation infrastructure, supporting local and national economies. The Association is a founding Member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), through which Members' interests are represented at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
EBAA deals with challenging issues such as the Single European Sky, environmental issues including Emission Trading, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rulemaking process including Fees and Charges, Security and Access to Airports and Airspace. National Associations that are Full Members of EBAA include: BBGA (British and General Aviation Association), EBAA France, EBAA Switzerland, GBAA (German Business Aviation Association), IBAA (Italian Business Aviation Association), MBAA (Malta Business Aviation Association), NAOA (Norwegian Aircraft Operators Association) and RUBAA (Russian United Business Aviation Association)