The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), which is progressing towards full accreditation for dealers, has accredited 25 existing dealers and seven new IADA dealers, who passed the new stringent requirements by the organization’s spring meeting held recently. This is the first wave of IADA-accredited dealers, as the remaining IADA member dealers and additional new members will be evaluated in the near future.
This recent group of aircraft dealers passed a stringent accreditation procedure that utilizes a quantifiable, measurable structure administered by an independent third party to ensure professional and ethical behavior within the industry. The qualifications of these newly accredited dealers were reviewed and analyzed for IADA by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting, an independent third-party agency.
“Frankly, this is a high bar being established for our industry and not everyone that initially applied for IADA accreditation passed,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting are experts at evaluating applicants’ qualifications to meet the highest standards in the industry under their confidential processes to ensure complete accountability and full transparency,” Starling added.
IADA’s next step after accrediting the world’s best dealers is to certify individual aircraft brokers who will work for the accredited dealers. IADA plans a future announcement of the first certified individual brokers in the near future.
The first wave of IADA member dealers to achieve accreditation include:
Current IADA Dealer Members
Business Aircraft Leasing
Corporate Fleet Services
Dallas Jet International
Eagle Creek Aviation Services
Exclusive Aircraft Sales
General Aviation Services
Hatt & Associates
Leading Edge Aviation Solutions
New IADA Dealer Members
ACASS Canada, Co.
Asian Sky Group Limited
Jet Sense Aviation, LLC
Skyservice Business Aviation
Southern Cross Aircraft, LLC
Accreditation among the world’s leading aircraft dealers establishes consistent standards of behavior so that buyers and sellers of aircraft can be more confident in selecting the professionals and experts who provide them counsel during negotiations and advise them in all aspects of aircraft transactions. Once dealers achieve IADA accreditation, they must maintain that high professional level in order to retain their status.
While only three percent of all aircraft dealers merit IADA accreditation, they handle more than 50 percent of the used business jet transactions. IADA represents a variety of product and aviation services that also operate with the highest professional standards in the industry.
IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA now offers the world’s only accreditation program for dealers and the only certification program for individual brokers. The process delivers high standards of business conduct and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace.