Thomas Kube Appointed International Aerospace Accrediting Commission First Executive Director

28th Mar 2023

The International Aerospace Accrediting Commission (IAAC) at its inaugural meeting announced the appointment of Thomas A. Kube as its executive director. Kube will oversee and lead the new organization in its mission to nurture quality in aerospace and aviation career education schools in the United States and internationally.

Kube’s responsibilities are to administer the IAAC and guide the application of its accrediting standards and processes. The IAAC is uniquely positioned to have a significant and long-term impact on the quality of training for pilots, aviation mechanics and other aerospace careers. Kube is tasked with the Commission’s strategic goal to achieve recognition from the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) of the U.S. Department of Education. Recognition will benefit IAAC accredited schools and help with access to tuition assistance for the students they serve. The flight training market consists of over 1,600 schools in the U.S., which produce nearly 65% of the pilots practicing in commercial aviation.

Robert Rockmaker, president and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA), stated, “This is a historic time for flight training and we at FSANA wholeheartedly support this endeavor as a needed supplement to the rigorous oversight currently afforded to aviation. We support his appointment and wish Tom and the IAAC all the best.”

Thomas A. Kube has a long and established career in higher education accreditation and certification. He previously served in executive director and CEO capacities at the Accrediting Commission of Career School and College of Technology (ACCSCT), the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), and the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). Kube was instrumental in helping launch the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) affiliated with the American Trucking Associations and served as its chair. Prior, he was a transportation lobbyist of the American Automobile Association (AAA). He holds an MBA degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor degree from Colorado State University.

“I’m humbled and honored to be selected to lead the IAAC and participate in this exciting moment in aviation training,” said Kube when approached.

About IAAC
The International Aerospace Accrediting Commission (IAAC) was founded in February 2023 for the purpose of enhancing and nurturing quality programming in aerospace and aviation career education schools in the United States and internationally. It is the only accrediting organization dedicated to educational improvement in the aerospace and aviation industry for post-secondary aero-based, independent organizations. The Commission administrative offices are located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the executive director’s offices are in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Source: FSANA
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