Air Charter Expo 2019

You can now register to attend Air Charter Expo 2019, which takes place on Tuesday September 17th at London Biggin Hill Airport. You will find the registration form at

A full meeting and training programme has been developed, including an introduction to the new broker certification course that is being offered by BACA The Air Charter Association.


Carly Swetman Deputy General Manager and Paul Forster General Manager

Luxury FBO operator intros enhanced services at its London Stansted Airport

Diamond Hangar home

XJet, the luxury FBO operator at London Stansted Airport continues to revolutionise the private aviation industry with its vision of what a truly world-class FBO can provide for its clientele with the roll out of its new ‘tailored branding’ service.  

XJet has introduced an immersive experience at its London Stansted FBO which can be tailored to a client’s specific requirements (ideal for car launches; financial road shows; music and sports tours). From tickets to boarding passes to luggage tags and inside its executive lounges, operators and charter brokers can opt to have their brand’s logo, corporate colours and décor featured as and where they choose.

Boarding passes and tickets are also now available in electronic form, in line with XJet’s commitment to sustainability.

“The system allows us to carry out direct electronic online filing of GAR’s; all flight handling paperwork; load sheets; branded boarding passes and luggage tags, plus a few additional options,” noted XJet General Manager Paul Forster, architect of the new solution. 

XJet can update the appropriate charter broker of their flight’s status via automated text messages including ‘passengers have been screened’; ‘passengers boarded’; ‘doors closed’ and ‘aircraft airborne’ – taking out or cutting down telephone calls or emails. 

Fine art showcasing new talent

Inside its lounges, XJet showcases a steady stream of beautiful and individual items of art and sculptures from talented, emerging artists from all over the world.

As its reputation builds, a number of other prestige brands will be showing at the XJet facility, further enhancing the customer experience as they travel through the FBO.

“In response to demand from customers, our team has worked hard to create, develop and build the concept so that clientele can distinguish themselves from their competitors and build facilities and private conference rooms for its VVIP clientele.”  

Open 24/7, The Diamond Hangar also provides world-class maintenance, safety and security for aircraft of all sizes.   Unique among such facilities, it boasts 150 car park spaces.

XJet is proud to be a BBGA and EBAA member company.

About XJet

XJet opened its doors in in the UK in 2014 with a simple goal: To wow every single member and customer on every occasion.

The company which commenced operations in Denver, USA in 2007, started welcoming transient aircraft in 2009 and is now recognised around the world for its high-quality facilities, outstanding customer service and commitment to safety.

Headquartered in London, XJet is building FBOs in the Middle East and at several European locations.  Its London home at the vast Diamond Hangar at London Stansted houses one of the largest VVIP facilities in the world.

XJet has received numerous awards for its outstanding service levels, luxurious state-of-the-art facilities and corporate branding.

About the Gallery

Arguably the first Private Jet Terminal to install a permanent Fine Art Gallery, XJet at London Stansted Airport, is pleased to offer a balanced selection of Fine Art on display, suitably priced to match the tastes and expectations of their high net worth passengers.  With abstract works by Simon Kenny, whose most notable collector was the late Prof Stephen Hawking, to an official portrait of Her Majesty the Queen painted by Royal Portrait Artist Nicky Phillips.  (Her recent work of HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry now hangs in the Victoria and Albert Museum.) 

Private jet passengers flying out of the XJet FBO can also enjoy the unique and sensitive contemporary sculptures on display, some of which have been crafted by the much sought after designer and artist Patrick Donlan, who is also being courted by the SuperYacht sector.  Prices on application, ranging from £300 to in excess of £50 million (these pieces are not on display).   With this unique collaboration, XJet merges private aviation with fine art seamlessly.

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Oriens Aviation secures three delivery positions for British Isles based customers on the Pilatus PC-24

Aerial photography of the Pilatus PC-24, owned by Skytech, flying over the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest near Hot Springs, VA. Roanoke Airport (ROA) Roanoke VA USA

Oriens Aviation is pleased to offer three delivery positions on the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, hard on the heels of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd re-opening the orderbook last month, coinciding with EBACE 2019.  Oriens, the exclusive UK and Ireland sales distributor and Authorised Pilatus Centre, headquartered at London Biggin Hill Airport, has already sold one of the three positions.  

Prospective customers still have an opportunity to order and fully customise the next available positions, the first of which is in July 2020.  The second available delivery slot is in mid-2021. 

Oriens’ first PC-24 has been sold to a private UK customer, an existing PC-12 operator, Oriens Aviation CEO Edwin Brenninkmeyer confirmed. “Customers interested in the other two are encouraged to commit with deposits and spec their interiors in good time.” 

“There is no shortage of interest in the PC-24 in the British Isles,” noted Edwin, adding Oriens became a Pilatus sales distributor and ambassador after 2014, when the initial orderbook for the jet had closed.  Prior to Oriens’ engagement, Pilatus handled prospective British Isles PC-24 customers directly.  “We have since taken on those in our region and duly inherited a sizeable base of interest from owners, from both the UK and Ireland,” he added.

Edwin Brenninkmeyer intends to learn to fly the aircraft, just as he does the Pilatus PC-12, regularly performing demo flights for prospective customers.  Oriens has also recruited a highly experienced jet instructor and examiner for the type. 

On the MRO side, Oriens Engineering has ramped up its tooling and has been sending engineers to Stans, Switzerland in readiness of adding the twin-engined jet to its Part 145 MRO approvals. It expects to complete this process by the end of the third quarter. 

Oriens’ current PC-12 NG demonstrator G-DYLN, is on display at Aero Expo this week at Booker Airfield, High Wycombe during 13th to 16th June. 

Editor’s notes:

The Pilatus PC-24 is a real game-changer in the light jet market, blending the short field performance of a turboprop, the speed of a light jet and a generous cabin, akin to that offered by mid-sized jets. The large cargo door, 10 passenger seats and unique unpaved field performance capable of landing and taking off from both paved and unpaved runways of 893m and above makes this jet unlike any other. 

Oriens Aviation expanded its sales and MRO activity to the Pilatus PC-24 shortly after the first anniversary of the business opening its Authorised

Pilatus Service Centre and a successful four years as the OEM’s representative.  Since that time Oriens Aviation has facilitated the introduction of 10 Pilatus PC-12s into service in its region.   Its next aircraft delivery will be to a private customer in July 2019.

Oriens’ mission is to deliver a high quality, responsive, end to end service to all Pilatus Customers – from sales, AOC and aircraft management advisory, MRO and most recently, pilot training. 

Media contacts:

 Alison Chambers, Emerald Media Ltd

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 Jurgita Brenninkmeyer, Oriens Aviation

 Tel: +44 (0) 7904 928928

Honeywell Aerospace are hiring a SATCOM Technical Support Specialist

Honeywell are looking to hire a SATCOM Technical Support Specialist here in the UK.

Job Ref: HRD66676

What are we looking for?

We have an exciting opportunity for a SATCOM Technical Support Specialist to join our growing team within Honeywell Connected Enterprise to be based in Basingstoke, England covering the UK, and Areas of Europe.

What will you be doing?

  • Represent the Flight Services organization as the prime technical contact on system interaction and operational issues
  • Respond via phone or email to analyze technical issues and figure out / execute corrective action plan to resolve customer and OEM SATCOM issues
  • Lead established internal and external (customer) network nonfictions
  • Engage Tier III support as required and handle case until indented issue is resolved
  • Develop Required Knowledge Management collateral to facilitate knowledge re-use and process improvement
  • Provide support and customer training for an array of mobile apps in the areas of Cabin Services, Flight Support and Maintenance
  • Craft and maintain training and support documentation for all supported mobile apps

You Have

  • You come from an Avionics background
  • You have SATCOM experience
  • Experience within SATCOM connectivity, and network understanding, Wifi access points, Switches
  • Experience with facing into customers
  • Fluency in English
  • Advanced in using Microsoft packages
  • Strong communicator, with a high level of interpersonal skills, ability to present to audiences

We Value

  • It is desirable to have a degree within Aeronautical engineering, or Avionics, or Computer science but not limited too
  • Experience of working within a Software development company is helpful
  • Experienced in using ERP’s is desirable
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, hardworking, results orientated, problem solver with a positive outlook and a clear focus on driving results.
  • Balanced between short term achievement and long term development.
  • Someone who can demonstrate and articulate the difference between good and bad business opportunities.
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses their own performance.
  • Knowledge of Honeywell’s IoT offerings

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Airlines/Aviation
  • Computer Networking
  • Aviation & Aerospace

Employment Type


Job Functions

Isle of Man Conference – 27th June 2019

BBGA Members Martyn Fiddler Aviation hope you can join them for the Isle of Man Conference on 27th June 2019. 

This year’s Isle of Man Aviation conference is taking place on 27th June at the Villa Marina, Douglas and you can register via the quick and easy online booking system by following this link:

Please see all information on the main agenda and the several networking events we have organise here:

Want to get involved in this year’s conference? there is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available from just £550, all of which include at least one delegate pass. 

•    Lunch sponsor (2 available) (+3 delegate passes) £1,790
Package includes: Full page ad in our programme and stand space in the royal hall. Room for your pull-up banners and brochures in the lunch areas and acknowledgement before the lunch break. Logo on conference slides, website and in the programme. 

•    Dessert Sponsor (1 available) (+3 Delegate passes) £1,490
Package includes: Half page ad in our programme and stand space in the royal hall. Room for your pull-up banners and brochures in the lunch areas and acknowledgement before the lunch break. Logo on conference slides, website and in the programme. 

•    Conference partner (+2 delegate places) £1,200
Stand space in the Royal Hall on 27th June. Logo on conference slides, website and in the programme. 

•    Half page advert in conference programme (+1 delegate place) £550
Half page advert in conference programme. Logo on conference slides, website and in the programme. 

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact 
Nicole Taylor 
Marketing and Legal Support Co-ordinator
d. +44 (0)1624 682409

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