Archived news from 2019

Aviation Charter, Ltd joins the prestigious ranks of ARGUS International Certified Brokers

Posted 25th April 2019

London-based Aviation Charter (DBA Artist Charter) has attained ARGUS International ‘Certified’ charter broker status. The company joins an elite group of five European charter businesses, and only 12 worldwide. The certification is an important distinction for this small, independent, growing business. The ARGUS International ‘standard’ was developed as a thorough and respected means by which… Read more

Julie Black of Hunt & Palmer becomes Deputy Chair of BACA – The Air Charter Association

Posted 23rd April 2019

At the 466th meeting of the Council on 11th April, Julie Black was elected as Deputy Chair of BACA – The Air Charter Association. Julie takes on the role with immediate effect working alongside Nick Weston, Chairman of the Association. Julie is well known and respected in the industry and felt the time was right for… Read more

Golf Day, 16 September 2019

Posted 11th April 2019

The BACA and London Biggin Hill Airport Golf Day will take place on Monday 16th September 2019 at Park Wood Golf Club, Tatsfield.  Please send any enquiries for sponsorship to Business & Events Manager Madeleine Puzey at

The day after the Spring Lunch

Posted 4th April 2019

Thank you again to our sponsors, Air BP, CharterPad, GetJet, ITIC and Gulfstream for supporting us yesterday, and helping to make the event the great success it was. Thanks also to the BACA Council and staff, and of course you, our members, without whom we could not run these fabulous events. The Lunch was the… Read more

Calls for urgent action to crack down on illegal flights

Posted 2nd April 2019

Cardiff City Football Club and BACA – The Air Charter Association have joined forces to call for urgent action on illegal flights following the tragic Piper PA-46 Malibu crash that resulted in the deaths of footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published a preliminary report on 25th February… Read more

Charity fly2help runs Air Smiles Day, thanks to BACA fundraising in 2018

Posted 20th March 2019

    Charity fly2help ran their first Air Smiles Day of the year on Monday, 18th March 2019. The day was held at London Biggin Hill Airport and funded by the fundraising received from BACA last year. The beneficiary was a small family of three – Annabelle (10 years old) was diagnosed with a Chronic Rare… Read more

Illegal flights – BACA calls for further investigations

Posted 19th March 2019

BACA calls for further investigations to be carried out by the authorities, following the fatal accident involving footballer Emiliano Sala in January 2019. In an interview with the BBC, CEO Dave Edwards warns that grey charters (flights booked on aircraft not licensed under regulations governing aircraft and pilots) undermine legitimate charter companies and put passenger… Read more

Nick Weston appointed as Chairman

Posted 18th March 2019

At the 467th meeting of the Association on 14th March 2019, Nick Weston, CEO of Weston Aviation, was appointed as Chairman of BACA. Weston succeeds Richard Mumford who has held the role since 2016, and formally began his new position immediately. Speaking about his appointment as Chairman, Weston said “I am delighted and honoured to… Read more

Special Event to celebrate 70 Years of The Air Charter Association

Posted 13th March 2019

         Thursday 4th July 2019 19:30 – 23:30 Join our 70th Birthday Party: The ultimate networking reception At: The IoD (Institute of Directors), 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED Event takes place in two stunning rooms; The Nash and The Waterloo Sponsored by: Flightworx Sponsorship Opportunities Available Gold Sponsor: £12,000 Silver Sponsor: £9,000… Read more

BACA celebrates 70 years with a packed programme of events for 2019

Posted 6th March 2019

The Air Charter Association is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019. In keeping with this historic occasion CEO, Dave Edwards and the BACA Council have been carefully co-ordinating a series of events and activities to mark the occasion. In addition to the Spring and Autumn lunches, a third 70th anniversary event is in the planning… Read more