Aviation has a new alphabet group: the Aircraft Brokers Association International, Inc. (ABAi).
Based in Missoula, Mont., ABAi was founded to establish minimum certification standards for aircraft brokers. To accomplish its goal, ABAi has developed a Code of Ethics that all members must embrace in order to maintain membership in the association. Additionally, a computer-based certification course will be offered to individuals desiring Certified Aircraft Broker status but who need or want further training.
During the first year of operation, experienced aircraft brokers may become members through a “grandfathering” process, which assigns points based on brokering and other aviation experience. These individuals will be screened by a credentialing committee to assure that their past experience qualifies them to be awarded status as Certified Aircraft Brokers.
For others, ABAi offers a three-day certification course designed to provide the information and resources necessary to become Certified Aircraft Brokers.
For more information: 406-529-1601.