IBAC Announces Women in Corporate Aviation Scholarship Recipients for IS-BAO and IS-BAH Workshops

MONTREAL – June 3, 2022 – The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) participated in a virtual Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) ceremony announcing the recipients of scholarships for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. Allison Couch was awarded the IS-BAO workshop and Ameer Mustafa the IS-BAH workshop scholarship.  


Allison began her career as a flight attendant that allowed her to save money for flight school. While serving as a part-time corporate pilot flying a Pilatus PC-12, she was also the safety manager before landing a position as first officer for a medevac, air charter company. Her passion for safety fuels her aspiration for a leadership role in aircraft safety management.


A native of Pakistan, Ameer Mustafa has an MBA in Aviation Management and is seeking to expand his knowledge of IS-BAH’s safety best practices. His interest is in aircraft dispatch on an international level and the betterment and enhancement of practices and methods for aviation and naval aviation in Pakistan.


“We congratulate these two workshop scholarship recipients and wish them all the best in their career advancement,” commented Andrew Karas, IS-BAO Programme Director. “We also want to encourage other aspiring corporate aviation professionals to join WCA and apply for the expanding range of international scholarships available in the future at wca-intl.org.


Media contact:  Marj Rose, IBAC Communications Consultant, comms@ibac.org


About IBAC

IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit, international trade association with official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. IBAC promotes and manages the industry-leading standards for best safety practices through its International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAOTM); International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAHTM); Safety Management Tool Kit; SMS eLearning training; and Aircrew Identification Card. Recently introduced in partnership with CTX, the IBAC Carbon Credit Exchange provides the business aviation community a reliable resource for real-time offsetting to reduce its carbon footprint. www.ibac.org


About Women in Corporate Aviation

Women in Corporate Aviation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a group of aviation professionals, including flight department personnel, FBO managers, writers, students, training professionals, and many others who work together to promote opportunities for women in aviation.