Archived news from 2015

BACA Spring Lunch Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted 23rd March 2015

Tickets for the BACA Spring Luncheon at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Threadneedle Street, on Wednesday 22 April 2015 are now on sale! This event always sells out, so please book early to be sure of a place. The ticket price is £120 + VAT (£144) per seat, tables of 10 at £1,200 + VAT. To… Read more

Updated BACA Rules

Posted 12th March 2015

Dear BACA Member, With reference to the updated Rules. Rules update 2015 Please be advised that the Council will convene a Special General Meeting at 1300hrs on 19th March 2015, at the Exchange, to consider and adopt the attached amended Rules for the Association. In short, we have brought them up to date to cover… Read more

Illegal charter operations

Posted 9th March 2015

Dear BACA Member, For those in the VIP/Business Jet charter market, you will all know about the illegal and grey charters that have been taking place over the years, and is a practice that is on the increase. For those brokers who are still unsure, any charter that is paid for by a client or… Read more

Charter Luxury Group Travel on the Rise

Posted 3rd March 2015

    Qatar Airways taps into niche market with Airbus A319 all-Premium aircraft to meet rising demand for luxury group and incentive travels Demand for Business Class group travel has increased, particularly in the Middle East region and operators are reacting to fill the gap in the market. Qatar Airways announced last month the addition… Read more

BACA calls for maximum use of UK runway capacity

Posted 26th February 2015

The Baltic Air Charter Association has advised that it is of the opinion that Manston airport, in Kent, should not have been allowed to close. A key factor in BACA’s decision is that for many years Manston was the RAF master diversion airport and as such, always provided a valuable service to the whole aviation… Read more

Posted 16th February 2015

  Dear Members, BACA is delighted to support Charter Broker magazine, which you may know was re-launched this month.  Produced by Stansted News, the publishers of EBAN, I am sure you will find Charter Broker a compelling read. The first edition can be seen at the following link: I would also encourage BACA members to send their news to… Read more

Vatry Airport: Air Cargo Information

Posted 13th February 2015

BACA should like to draw to members’ attention to the following information, issued by the French Civil Aviation Authority: (Translated text) “Your company operates aircraft type Ilyushin IL-76 matching the acoustic norms of Part Il, Chapter 2, Volume 1 of Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. According to the provisions of Directive… Read more

UAS and EPIC form alliance

Posted 9th February 2015

UAS International Trip Support, and EPIC Aviation have announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will create opportunities for growth for both companies and deliver tremendous value to their customers. EPIC Cardholders, who currently have access to over 5,000 EPIC FBOs and merchants, will realize even greater access when operating internationally through the UAS… Read more

BACA Spring lunch, Wed 22 April 2015

Posted 9th February 2015

The BACA Spring Luncheon will be held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Threadneedle Street, on Wednesday 22 April 2015. Tickets will be on sale in March and all members will be notified when they are available. Post-lunch drinks will be at The Phoenix, Throgmorton Street. This year the event is generously sponsored by Air Hamburg… Read more

Statement from Oxford and Biggin Hill Airports

Posted 3rd February 2015

London Oxford and Biggin Hill Airports wish to clarify the following: * The safety of all civilian aircraft using government owned military aerodromes is the sole responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority not the Military Aviation Authority or MOD. * The CAA is now responsible for deciding if RAF Northolt is safe for use by… Read more