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Welcome Nick Weston, new Chairman of BACA

Since 14th March 2019 BACA, The Air Charter Association, has a new Chairman. Our congratulations to Mr Nick Weston, a well knows CEO of Weston Aviation! Speaking about his appointment as Chairman, Weston said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected as the next Chairman of the Association. After being a member for nearly 25 years and having served both as Council Member a...

The role of Digital Disruption in Business Aviation

On the opening day of Revolution.Aero Europe, CharterPad President Armando Antonini spoke on the topic of digital disruption and its effect on business aviation today. Armando began by addressing disruption as it applies to industries around the world today. “There is no definition for disruption in the dictionary... It’s belief that technology is changing the way that industries...

Get ready to a real celebration - BACA has 70th candles to blow on the cake

Did you check your agenda? There are some exciting events not to be missed this time.... We would even say a packed program of events for this year.​ BACA -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....

SaxonAir facility to get to the next level in terms of conferencing and events with Catering Manager onboard

John Freeman joined SaxonAir, to take a newly developed role as catering manager at the local business aviation firm. The recruit comes on the back of some significant brands using the facility to host a variety of events across the back end of last year.  CEO Alex Durand said ‘Following on from the success of these events and a growing appetite from the local business community...

TAG Farnborough Airport’s Solar Schools Carbon Offsetting Programme Shines Bright

TAG Farnborough Airport is underscoring its ongoing commitment to sustainable development and carbon footprint reduction by supporting an exciting programme focused on solar energy.  In conjunction with Carbon Footprint Ltd, the airport is off-setting 2018 residual carbon emissions (over which it has direct control) through the support of renewable energy projects, both locally with...

New Head of Compliance and Safety at TAG Aviation UK

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Stuart Stevenson as Head of Compliance and Safety, to be based in Farnborough, UK. In this important role, Mr Stevenson will head up a team comprising Compliance, Safety and Flight data specialists and hold overall responsibility for overseeing TAG(UK) Ltd’s regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring the promotion and effectivemanagem...

Flying Scholarship 2019 launched by TAG Farnborough Airport

 TAG Farnborough Airport has today launched the TAG Flying Scholarship 2019.  Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pi...

25,000 mission for patients in need flew by East Anglian Air Ambulance

In every day life the majority of us doen't think about this kind of services. I had an opportunity to look over similar services in France and Switzerland. As well as helped to see the opportinuty to create such service in country where it doesn't exist. As EAAA says, it is something they do not really celebrates, as every mission mean there is someone who needs help, sometimes it is life...

Record year for air traffic movements for TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to...

Embraer Phenom 300 hot based throughout Europe - the addition to SaxonAir charter fleet

Private air charter operator SaxonAir announces the addition of an Embraer Phenom 300 jet to their aircraft fleet.  The 2016 manufactured aircraft G-KRBN is to be hot based throughout Europe operating from various key European locations. This addition brings the fleet at SaxonAir up to a total of 9 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters, giving SaxonAir one of the most unique and diverse charter...

Following 2018 success London Biggin Hill eyes up 2019 development

London Biggin Hill is predicting an exciting 2019, hot on the heels of the latest WingX Advance report identifying the airport as one of the fastest growing in Europe over the past 12 months.  During 2018, London Biggin Hill grew by 12%, in contrast with a 1% decline in business aviation activity for London airports. The London Heli Shuttle service, extension of the opening hours, competit...

Renewed Wyvern Wingman Operating Status for TAG Aviation (UK)

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd has successfully received renewed accreditation to the Wyvern Wingman safety program following a rigorous on- site safety audit conducted by Wyvern. The Wyvern Wingman standard is globally acknowledged as the industry’s benchmarkin aviation safety and reflects a commitment to current aviation best practice and the highest level of safety and protocol. Wingman op...