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Supporting Businesses in Business and General Aviation
Who are we and what do
We are the UK’s influential voice of Business and General Aviation
- BBGA represents the
interest of member companies at a regional level when we need to progress
issues with bodies like airports, local communities or divisions of government
- At National level BBGA
is part of the key part of the body established with CAA and DfT. The General
and Business Strategic Forum give effective access to the CEO of our CAA and
the Aviation Minister. The forum is a small group of only three associations
which include AOPA, GAA and the BBGA, which provides complete coverage of the
sector without any overlap.
- The BBGA has access to
all the government offices and is the first point of contact for consultations
on our sector.
- At a European level the
association has access to EASA and the Commission through the vehicle which is
ECOGAS (European Council of General Aviation Support). This allows us to work
with the top five member state associations and together we have 700 members to
refer to when making our inputs to the European regulator.
- We have access to the
international forum of IBAC (International Business Aviation Council). As a
founder of this group it allows all the international associations across the
globe to work together to help provide strategic direction for our sector. The
IBAC secretariat operates from the same offices as ICAO and therefore they are
able to lobby directly for long term changes on our behalf, to help shape our
sector in the long term.
- BBGA is working hard to
improve the perception of our sector and has strong links with the EBAA who are
developing a significant marketing programme to help that process. We have full
and unrestricted access to the material generated to help market our sector.
BBGA Benefit to Industry
BBGA has a strong, positive and active relationship with several
other associations, in particular with EBAA. Since 2016 we have an agreement in
place so that anyone joining the BBGA now gets membership of EBAA as well, for
a single fee. Businesses in the UK can only
access EBAA now through BBGA membership. This agreement provides members with
many benefits from both associations, in terms of events and workgroups which
are designed to address industry problems.
BBGA has strong relationships with a number of other
associations in the UK and we seek to work together to further our sectors
interests. Of note those associations include, AOPA, GAA, GAAC, BHA, EIMG and
The benefits of being a
to a network of 170+ UK members.
workgroups in Operations, Airworthiness, FBO’s and Membership, which between
them can represent any issue to the appropriate place, be that regulator or
throughout the year for both networking and to hear the latest issues of
our membership you have access to exhibit at EBACE the premier European event
in the calendar.
our agreement with RAeS we have access to events and meeting rooms in London at
of our extensive industry links we are able to provide guidance and assist with
contacts in cases where individual support is required.
BBGA is a “not for profit” organisation existing solely for the
benefit of its members. BBGA goes to
where individual businesses and others cannot go in order to protect and
advance the business success of its UK businesses. Our success depends on our credibility and
reputation. Being able to demonstrate
the broadest possible membership adds significantly to credibility with regulators
For more information or to receive an
application form to join BBGA, please contact Rachael.firstname.lastname@example.org or call
+44 (0) 1844 238020.