BACA Press Releases

BACA calls for changes in Air Passenger Duty

Posted 1st November 2018

On Monday the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered a budget that was hailed as the “end of austerity”.  However, for airlines there was no such end in sight. With UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) currently the world’s highest aviation tax the Chancellor announced a freeze on levies on short-haul flights, but an… Read more

The day after the BACA Excellence Awards 2018

Posted 4th October 2018

Dear Member, I am delighted to report that a record number of guests gathered at Guildhall in London yesterday and what a fantastic event it was. The Awards are presented annually and attract guests from all over the world to see who has received accolades from BACA. The 2018 Awards saw a number of changes… Read more

BACA appoints two new Council Members; Ilaria Iacobini and Kevin Ducksbury

Posted 25th June 2018

Ilaria Iacobini of Universal Aviation and Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation have been elected to join the Council of BACA – The Air Charter Association.  Their appointments come following the departure of two of the Council’s longest serving members; Bernard Keay and former Chairman Dick Gilbert. Ilaria Iacobini is the Ground Handling Sales Manager EMEA… Read more

BACA speaks out on London airport overnight restrictions

Posted 14th May 2018

The closure and severe reduction to overnight movements at the majority of London’s Airports this summer, in order to comply with national and local Government noise contours, will have a major impact on flights in and out of London, both commercial and charter. BACA – The Air Charter Association, the trade association for the air… Read more

BACA training day highlights data security and compliance

Posted 8th May 2018

On the 3rd May, BACA held another successful training event at the RAF Club in London.  The event sought to identify key risks in the modern air charter broking transaction process and to provide guidance on how to minimise them and avoid pitfalls.  All of the speakers made clear that the key to protecting any… Read more

BACA notes PM’s statement on UK membership of EASA

Posted 13th March 2018

With Brexit planned for little over a year away, BACA – The Air Charter Association notes the British Prime Minister’s statement on the UK’s membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). BACA, which is the global trade body representing the interests of a number of companies in the Air Charter industry, welcomes further clarity… Read more

Nick Weston of Weston Aviation becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

Posted 19th February 2018

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next stage of development. As CEO of Weston Aviation Nick is… Read more

BACA makes a series of appointments to drive the ambitious development of the Association

Posted 23rd October 2017

Dave Edwards has been appointed to the role of BACA CEO. The part-time appointment is part of BACA’s strategy to drive the Association forward. In addition to Edwards’ appointment, Madeleine Puzey has been promoted to the role of Business and Events Manager and a new administration role has been created which sees Nicki Baynes providing… Read more

BACA welcomes Glenn Hogben to the Council

Posted 5th October 2017

BACA strengthens levels of industry involvement with the appointment of Glenn Hogben of ACC Aviation to the BACA Council Glenn Hogben, Operations Director of ACC Aviation has joined the Council of BACA – the Air Charter Association. He brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to the Council having spent 13 years with ACC… Read more

Standing room only for BACA conference sessions and training at ACE17

Posted 3rd October 2017

There was a capacity audience for the BACA training sessions at ACE17, the one-day exhibition and conference which took place on 12th September at Biggin Hill Airport, London.  During the morning a number of sessions took place for CEOs and Senior Management, including a presentation by Jeremy Cook of World First, sponsored by Paynode, along… Read more