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BGAD 2015 – At a new venue for 2015 London Biggin Hill, BGAD has become a significant date in the industry calendar. BGAD features both internal and external static displays, including new and pre-owned aircraft from manufacturers and operators. BBGA are hosting a number of seminars. These seminars are subject driven and designed to address important topics affecting business aircraft operators. The seminars are free to attend however you do need to register for BGAD at

BBGA Seminar Agenda:
10.45 – 11.30 BBGA Updates – The first session will be led by Marc Bailey CEO of BBGA and this will provide an update on a series of topics which should be of interest to a wide audience.

• Illegal charter
• LPV approaches
• Working with business GAR data
• CAA transformation and the industry role
• ECOGAS work with EASA
• Perception of our sector
• Opportunity to engage with Minister for Transport
• Performance based regulation/performance based oversight
Questions are encouraged in advance or on the day.

11.30 – 12.00
Perception of business aviation
The second session will be hosted by Richard Koe, MD of WingX. Richard will be introducing what will be an interesting analysis to help challenge what we perceive about business aviation – perhaps it is time for us to change our approach.

12.00 – 12.30
NCC (Non-Commercial operations with Complex aircraft)
This last session will have a number of elements.
It will start with Geoff Parker of the CAA who is the project focal for NCC at the CAA. Geoff will provide us with an update on CAA plans in support of the EASA change in requirements.
The next element will be a legal perspective from Aoife O’Sullivan, Head of Aviation at Kennedys Law. NCC provides for some choices and does everybody understand what those choices are.
We will then have a panel which will be moderated by Marc Bailey and our two previous presenters plus Julian Tubb MD of Total AOC will review some further discussion points on NCC, followed by questions from the audience.
With all of the topics we would welcome questions in advance and anything raised on the day.

BBGA’s Marc Bailey has been granted a meeting with Robert Goodwill MP Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Transport. We are looking for members to let us know of issues you wish to see discussed. This is an opportunity to talk directly with central government Please contact the BBGA office with notes for discussion.

Brief on LPV and Curved approaches – At our recent Flight Operations committee meeting we discussed the desire to see LPV approaches rolled out in the UK and outlined that this was a project being supported by EBAA. Marc Bailey has prepared a report on this subject for your information. Click here to see it.

IS-BAO workshop and Auditors Workshop. – We are pleased to announce that an IS-BAO workshop has been set for 1st October followed by an auditor’s workshop on 2nd October at Farnborough. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of IS-BAO.

EATS Conference . The annual European Airline Training Symposium 3rd and 4th November at Hilton, Poland, Warsaw. Up to 600 aviation training professionals will be at EATS 2015. 528 people from 41 countries attended EATS 2014, including 171 airline representatives from 61 airlines. BBGA’s Peter Moxham will be in attendance and will be running the heads of training group. Discounts are available to BBGA members. The web address for EATS is: and details of the Heads of Training Meeting can be found here:

New Members – We are pleased to welcome a number of new BBGA members recently: Blue Sky, Airways Aviation & Saxonair. If you know of any other organisations that you think would benefit from being a part of BBGA please email

BBGA Bombardier Golf day 12th August 2015. To see the full report and results click here. A great day was had by all!

Members News:

• Airways Aviation – ATPL Training with an Industry Focus. Always Aviation has announced the launch of its flagship integrated ATPL course, Elite Pathways Programme™ (EPP). The Airways Aviation EPP is a fully integrated ATPL package offering students EASA approved training with a focus on student experience and industry-readiness. Click here for full report.

• Jet Aviation Launches new Global Network and Capabilities Guide

• Airways Aviation – EPST to deliver Airways Aviation’s MPFJC – click here for full report




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