Business Aviation

Business Aviation includes Air Taxi operations, in which whole aircraft are chartered by clients and Corporate operations in which a company owns and operates its own aircraft using professional pilots. Business Aviation provides industry and commerce with speed and flexibility of operation which the rigid schedules and time-wasting routines of airline travel deny to those who need to travel quickly, cost-effectively and by the most direct routings. It enables busy executives to complete trips in a day which otherwise would involve the frustrations and expense of overnight stops.

It is no coincidence that many of the world’s most profitable companies operate their own aircraft and there are well in excess of 200 corporately owned aircraft in the UK.

There are more than one hundred air taxi operators in the United Kingdom, not only providing regular charter and ad hoc services for business travellers, but a vital part of the overnight mail, business data transportation services and freight services.

‘We are a small family owned and run business that the introduction of new measures by BF would have caused severe financial hardship.  I was recommended to ask BBGA for advice which they instantly gave even though we were not members.  They attended various meetings by my side, took the situation to a higher level within the Government department and helped me achieve a satisfactory outcome.  I wasn’t pressured to become a member but what became apparent was their genuine desire to help resolve aviation issues for the better of the community.  This association covers almost every aspect of the industry, has representation on the majority of decision making panels and achieves results by either diluting possible harmful legislation or stopping it altogether.  Its members receive updates in real time often leaving other associations to ‘cut and paste’ BBGA releases some time later.’
Penny Stephens – Director
Inflite The Jet Centre