ibac mourns loss of michael w. hohm

January 15, 2019

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the Business Aviation community, family, and friends in mourning the loss of Michael W. Hohm.

As IBAC Director for Liaison to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Michael played a key role as the business aviation industry representative on the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) at ICAO and was responsible for day-to-day relationships with the ICAO Secretariat and national delegations to ICAO.

“Michael was a tremendous advocate for our industry and a dear colleague to all of us at IBAC and to all our Member Associations,” commented Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General.  “He will be missed dearly, especially for his sincere dedication and passion for aviation, and his kindness that fostered so many relationships throughout the industry during his career.”

Michael held dual citizenships in Canada and in the United Kingdom. He was an ATP-rated pilot and logged 5800 flight hours as a professional pilot, flying to destinations in Canada, the Arctic, and the United States. After serving as a flight instructor at FlightSafety International, he then joined Transport Canada as a Civil Aviation Inspector and later became Supervisor of Airport Policy and Standards. Michael’s career then took him to NAV Canada in Ottawa, where he spent 13 years as Manager of Airspace Planning & Design before coming to work at ICAO in Montreal as Technical Officer, Aeronautical Information Management. In 2016, Michael joined IBAC as Director, ICAO Liaison.

During the span of his extensive aviation career, Michael’s knowledge and expertise in air navigation systems led to his appointment to many international industry working groups focused on airspace planning and navigation. He studied at Simon Fraser University and City University in London, UK.  Michael is survived by his wife Christine Saint John. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given to the McGill University Health Centre or the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.