IADA launches IADA U to hone skills of aircraft brokers

IADA Press Release | December 3, 2020

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The international Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has launched IADA U, the organization’s premier education program designed to keep its brokers and transaction experts at the very top of their professions. The program is a continuation of IADA’s major initiative to professionalize the aircraft transaction industry with a clear focus on integrity in transactions.

IADA U was created to sharpen the skills of IADA experts in all aspects of aircraft transactions, including operations, maintenance and management. Courses utilize the award-winning Absorb Learning Management System, featuring videos, support material, quizzes, and tests. Course progress is charted.

“IADA U is the intellectual powerhouse behind our organization’s cornerstone accreditation program for aircraft dealers and certification program for individual brokers,” said IADA chairman Joe Carfagna, Jr.

“It was the brainchild of last year’s IADA Chairman Paul Kirby, who saw the need for developing a thorough system guaranteed to keep IADA members at the top of their game in an ever-changing marketplace,” Carfagna added. “We want our clients to have the comfort of knowing they are getting the very best transaction professionals available anywhere in the world.”

The curriculum of the online business aviation program covers a wide range of topical courses taught by IADA’s products and services experts and industry influencers. The program is supported by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting.

IADA U features the best in class software technology, audience specific experienced instructors, reporting, and analytics. The Absorb system design is customized to the IADA brand with an intuitive interface and it is also scalable for future growth. Learners and instructors will have dedicated technical and executive support to ensure content integrity.

The course syllabus covers

  • Aircraft Purchase Agreements
  • Business Use of General Aviation Aircraft
  • Digital Signing Technology
  • IADA Policies and Procedures
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Tax Depreciation and Expensing
  • The Export Process
  • The Import Process

IADA broker certifications require this continuing education to stay current. IADA accredited dealers also benefit by permitting two non-sales users each per year and IADA verified Products and Services members also receive at least two users per year and more when they participate with expert instructors.


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