Archived news from 2016

BACA News, August 2016

Posted 25th August 2016

BACA Members achieve ARGUS Certified Broker status BACA members LunaJets and PrivateFly recently became the first brokers in Europe to successfully complete the ARGUS Broker Certification Programme, the only broker ratings programme endorsed by BACA. A number of fellow BACA members have also started the accreditation process and we look forward to hearing about their… Read more

BACA Excellence Awards – Choose the Winners

Posted 22nd August 2016

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BACA issues alert following reports of cyber attacks on brokers and operators

Posted 20th August 2016

At the 438th meeting of the BACA Council it was reported that an increasing number of European brokers and operators have been the victims of cyber attacks.  It appears that a very sophisticated criminal community is targeting the business aviation sector and hacked into broker and operator internal communications systems for access to bank accounts… Read more

Privatefly Announces Board Changes To Support New Phase Of Expansion

Posted 15th August 2016

Private jet booking service appoints George Rolls as Chairman and Martin George as Non-Executive Director. Board changes support new phase of expansion, following several years of continued sales growth in Europe and USA. PrivateFly, the online booking service for private jets, announces two new board appointments, to support its next phase of expansion in Europe… Read more

BACA rings the changes for the 2016 BACA Awards

Posted 27th July 2016

BACA (the Air Charter Association) is presenting a brand new set of Awards for 2016. The highly regarded annual Awards ceremony is taking place at London Guildhall on 19th October. After a series of successful Awards lunches BACA decided the event should be refreshed to ensure that it remains reflective of current industry trends. With this in mind new… Read more

Important Information for Members

Posted 29th June 2016

We have recently become aware of a company posing as a broker based in London, called Alfa Aviation, who has booked and successfully chartered a number of flights to and from Rome, without payment. The company typically books a roundtrip charter for “VIP Ambassadors” between Amsterdam / Dusseldorf and Rome, sends the operator a copy… Read more

BACA Seminar at CAA House, Friday 17th June 2016

Posted 18th June 2016

The latest joint Training Session with the CAA took place on Friday, 17th June 2016. Topics for discussion : – Current trends in use of technology and innovation in the charter broking market – Likely impact of Single Engine Operations Changes on Commercial Broking Market – Update on Foreign Carrier Permits and Enforcement – ATOL Requirements… Read more

Photos of the BACA Golf Day 2016

Posted 13th June 2016

Photos of the 2016 BACA Golf Day held, at Hever Castle on June 10th, are available here

2016 BACA Golf Day will be at Hever on 10th June

Posted 25th April 2016

It’s that time of year where we invite the golfers among you to dust off those clubs and come and join us at the BACA Golf Day on 10th June. We really hope that as many of our members as possible will attend and support this fantastic day.  Hever Castle is a wonderful course, in… Read more

BACA raises more than £2,600 for charity Orbis

Posted 25th April 2016

The BACA Spring Lunch on 20th April 2016 raised a huge £2,668.94 for its chosen charity, Orbis. The charity was delighted with the generosity of members who attended the lunch. Thank you to all who generously donated the fabulous prizes for the raffle, without which, this would not have been possible. Read more here Orbis… Read more