Archived news from 2014

David Rogers

Posted 24th December 2014

” It is with deepest regret that I must advise of the sad, sad loss of one of our stalwart members, David Rogers, who tragically passed away this last weekend.  David had spent a long career in aviation and not so long ago, retired in order that he could relax a bit and just do… Read more

Dragonfly acquires AOC

Posted 16th December 2014

DragonFly, the Cardiff-based charter company that in 2014 celebrated its 10th anniversary, has been granted its own AOC. Chief Executive, Howard Palser said that he was most grateful to Peter Turner and his team at Executive Aviation Services Limited, who have hitherto provided AOC support, but the time was ripe for DragonFly to become autonomous,… Read more

SaxonAir adds Nextant 400XTi to fleet

Posted 4th December 2014

SaxonAir has welcomed the first Nextant 400XTi light jet onto their operating fleet.  The aircraft is operated under SaxonAir’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and will be available for commercial charter alongside flights undertaken on behalf of the owner. This aircraft is the first of the latest 400XTi variant to be delivered into Europe, which sees… Read more

Air Charter Service promotes Richard Thompson to President of North American offices

Posted 28th November 2014

Air Charter Service has announced that Richard Thompson has been appointed as President of the company’s North America operations. Thompson will be responsible for the company’s operations in New York, California, Texas and Canada and steps into the position previously held by Andy Christie, who himself was last month promoted to Group Director of ACS’s… Read more

Operator Sales Bribes

Posted 27th November 2014

The BACA Council has been made aware of a marketing campaign, targeting individual brokers, that causes concern about bribery in our sector. Please note, the campaign is allegedly from a European operator who is not a member of BACA. The campaign is offering individual brokers (who are employed by brokerages) a commission on flight sales… Read more

BACA Training Day highlights the challenges of Air Cargo

Posted 24th November 2014

Delegates attending the BACA Air Cargo Training Day found out just what a complicated business Air Cargo can be. The Training Day took place at the Baltic Exchange in London on 19th November 2014 and delivered a wonderful insight into the business of Air Cargo. A series of presentations on every aspect of Air Cargo… Read more

Speakers for the Cargo Training Day 19th November 2014

Posted 14th November 2014

With only a couple of days left to book your place on the Cargo Training Day we would like to announce the speakers on the event: Enquiry & Aircraft Selection – Daniel Carriett, Chapman Freeborn Cargo The Role of The Operator – Paul Furlonger, Ruslan International / Volga Dnepr Livestock Movements – Rahul Gupta, Emirates… Read more

On Air Dining lands new business partner

Posted 12th November 2014

Press release 10th November, 2014 On Air Dining lands new business partner Robin Southwell named Chairman On Air Dining, the elite culinary service that provides a fine dining experience in the air, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Southwell as its new Chairman. After nearly a decade leading Airbus Group UK, formerly EADS,… Read more

BACA Excellence Awards 2014 Winners

Posted 11th November 2014

The Baltic Air Charter Association, (BACA), the world’s largest Air Charter Association, held its annual awards ceremony at the London Guildhall on 30th October 2014. More than 380 guests, including many visitors from Europe and the USA, gathered to see which companies had been chosen by BACA members to receive the 2014 Awards. The membership… Read more

Royal Navy Search & Rescue Hero, Marcus Wigfull, receives the Baltic Air Charter Association Humanitarian Award

Posted 31st October 2014

Marcus Wigfull, a Royal Navy Search & Rescue hero, has been awarded the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award is presented each year to an individual (or group) who have been judged to have contributed significant and valuable efforts to an emergency air operation, disaster relief or charitable activities during the… Read more