Archived news from 2016

BACA rewards the Young High Fliers

Posted 18th October 2016

In preparation for the 2016 BACA Awards the association has introduced a brand new Award category for young people. The purpose of the Young Person of the Year Award is to provide recognition for young people who have made an outstanding start to their career in aviation. The nomination criteria specified that nominees should have made… Read more

Attendees for BACA Awards Lunch 2016

Posted 11th October 2016

365 Aviation 51 North ABS Jets ACP Worldwide Acropolis Aviation Aeronexus Air Brokers International Air Charter Scotland Air Charter Service Air Charter Travel Air Culinaire Worldwide Air Hamburg Air Partner PLC Airborne Global Solutions AJW Aviation Altitude 50 Aon ARGUS International, Inc. Aviaction Aviapages Aviation Solutions Ltd Avinode BACA Blink Ltd Wiijet Bookajet B Keay… Read more

Sovereign Business Jets adds Challenger 300 to charter fleet

Posted 6th October 2016

Sovereign Business Jets (SBJ) continues to expand its aircraft charter offering with the introduction of a Bombardier Challenger 300 into its fleet. London Biggin Hill based Sovereign Business Jets revealed its Challenger 300 registered G-KALS, to the UK and European based broker community at Air Charter Expo (ACE’16) held on the airport recently. Glen Smith,… Read more

Rigby Group’s Corporate Aviation Operations Rebranded As XLR Executive Jet Centres Ahead Of Planned Expansion

Posted 5th October 2016

Rigby Group’s executive jet facilities at Coventry and Exeter have been re-branded ahead of an ambitious move to increase the group’s share of the growing corporate aviation market. Following 18 months of investment and development at both airports, the upgraded facilities are to be known under a single banner – XLR Executive Jet Centres –… Read more

BACA Training Day, 10th November 2016

Posted 26th September 2016

The next BACA Training Day will be held on 10th November 2016 and we very much welcome you to attend. This year, we are running two sessions and so you are welcome to attend either or both.  The morning session will be based on our traditional Broker Training days, and will include guidance to help… Read more

51 North Group acquires Gloucestershire Airport based Executive Aviation Services

Posted 19th September 2016

51 North, a nine year-old private jet management company, based at Farnborough Airport, formally announced today it has acquired long established management and charter operator Executive Aviation Services, ushering in a new era for the two family-run and managed businesses. This move brings together the worldwide and AOC expertise of the two companies. The partnership… Read more

Book tickets here for the Awards Lunch, 19th October 2016

Posted 19th September 2016

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The BACA Excellence Awards 2016

Posted 19th September 2016

The 2016 BACA Autumn Lunch and Excellence Awards will be held at London’s magnificent Guildhall on Wednesday 19th October. Bookings are now closed, but we may still have space, so get in touch if you would like to book. In order to provide sufficient space for this incredibly popular event, it will take place in… Read more

Incident reported by CAA

Posted 8th September 2016

Dear Member, Further to my recent message advising members to be sure that all operators booked to conduct flights within the EU hold valid, current and relevant AOC and EASA authorisation, please see below. I have now received an email from the CAA regarding a recent incident involving a Yak 42D, which appears to be… Read more

Important message to members about illegal operators

Posted 5th September 2016

As all of our members are aware, it is important to uphold the highest standards of market conduct when selecting operators to fly our clients on charter.  It is vital to be sure that any operator conducting flights within the EU is properly authorised with a valid, current and relevant AOC and EASA authorisation.  Whilst… Read more