BACA Press Releases

BACA calls for immediate action on drones

Posted 18th April 2016

Following the incident yesterday when a British Airways aircraft collided with a drone on the aircraft’s final approach into Heathrow, the Baltic Air Charter Association has issued a call for immediate action on the use of UAVs. The fact that a passenger jet and drone collided brings into sharp focus the need for immediate legislation regarding… Read more

Richard Mumford becomes Chairman of BACA

Posted 1st March 2016

Richard Mumford, head of aviation at leading national law firm Stevens and Bolton has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA). He succeeds Tony Coe who served as Chairman for 3 years. Mumford became Chairman following a BACA Council meeting and AGM on February 18th and formally begins the… Read more

BACA membership survey conducted by WINGX

Posted 11th February 2016

Baltic Air Charter Association Membership survey reveals that member companies operated 126,000 flights using 1152 airports, connecting 146 countries during 2015 In order to fully understand the size and activities of its membership the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) recently commissioned WINGX Advance to carry out a study of BACA members. The results provide interesting… Read more

The Best Of Air Charter Industry Are Honoured At The Baltic Air Charter Association Excellence Awards

Posted 20th October 2015

On the 14th October over 380 executives from the air charter industry gathered at London’s Guildhall for the Baltic Air Charter Association’s (BACA) annual awards ceremony. Seen by many as the ultimate accolade for companies in the air charter industry, the winners of the BACA Excellence Awards are chosen by the membership of BACA, via… Read more

Airlec Air Espace receives the Baltic Air Charter Association Humanitarian Award for their outstanding action during the Ebola Crisis

Posted 15th October 2015

Airlec, France’s oldest business aviation company, has been awarded the Baltic Air Charter Association’s (BACA) Humanitarian Award. The Award is presented each year to an individual or company who have been judged to have contributed significant and valuable efforts to an emergency air operation, disaster relief or charitable activities during the previous 12 months. The… Read more

Joint BACA/CAA seminar highlights Foreign Carrier Permits and illegal/grey charters

Posted 8th July 2015

  The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) held their first joint seminar on 3rd July at the CAA’s headquarters in London. The subject of the seminar was Foreign Carrier Permits and Illegal Charters. This helped attract an audience of more than 40 operators and brokers that took a… Read more

The Baltic Air Charter Association wholeheartedly supports the Airports Commission Report

Posted 1st July 2015

The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has announced that it welcomes the outcome announced by Sir Howard Davies of the Airports Commission for the building of a new third runway at Heathrow Airport. BACA fully supports the outcome and gives its full backing to the speedy implementation of the findings of the report. After a… 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

BACA Training Day highlights the challenges of Air Cargo

Posted 24th November 2014

Delegates attending the BACA Air Cargo Training Day found out just what a complicated business Air Cargo can be. The Training Day took place at the Baltic Exchange in London on 19th November 2014 and delivered a wonderful insight into the business of Air Cargo. A series of presentations on every aspect of Air Cargo… Read more