Industry News

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

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 with DJ and live music! Dress Code: Smart Casual At: The IoD (Institute of Directors), 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED Event takes place in two stunning rooms; The Nash and The Waterloo TICKETS ON SALE… 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

BACA comment on illegal charter

Posted 25th February 2019

We are pleased to note the verdicts of the jury in the case of Robert Murgatroyd, a private pilot who organised the illegal charter of a light aircraft to take three birdwatchers from Manchester City Airport to Barra, on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.  The aircraft was almost 500lbs over the maximum take-off weight and… Read more

Spring Lunch 2019 Guestlist

Posted 19th February 2019

SPONSORED BY EVENT SUPPORTS CHARITY PLATINUM Sponsor; Air BP GOLD Sponsor; CharterPad SILVER Sponsor: GetJet WINE Sponsor: ITIC SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Gulfstream 8020 Communications ACC Aviation ACM Air Charter Aeronexus AI Services AIN Online Air BP (Platinum) Air Independence Airlines UK Antonov Airlines Asia Flight Services Atlas Helicopters Aviation Charter Aviation Complete Avinode BACA BizAv Media… Read more

The Spring Lunch 2019 – additional spaces in The Parlour

Posted 18th February 2019

80 spaces available in The Parlour due to unprecedented demand ! Price £125pp + VAT Wednesday 3rd April 2019 12 noon for 1pm at; Merchant Taylors’ Hall 30 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8JB 12noon for 1pm and afterwards at Cross Keys, Gracechurch Street WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED THE GREAT HALL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS… Read more

Signature Flight Support partners with The Honourable Guild of Air Pilots

Posted 15th February 2019

“Do you have what it takes to start a career as a professional pilot”? Signature Flight Support has partnered with The Honourable Guild of Air Pilot’s and is offering a Private Pilot Licence Scholarship for one lucky future career pilot in 2019! Training must take place at a UK flying school. European residents can apply…. Read more