A full day of exhibits,
meetings, presentations
and opportunities to
do business.

The Air Charter Expo 2018 takes place at
London Biggin Hill Airport
on Tuesday September 11th 2018
from 09.00 - 17.00.

Entry is available by pre-registration only.

Tickets are free-of-charge and are restricted to professionals in air charter companies, business aircraft owners, operators and passengers, and the related supply chain.

Please see how to travel to ACE'18.

Morning Sessions

09.00-10.00 - BACA CEO Breakfast Briefing

BACA presents a brief run-down of the work the association has recently undertaken, including:

  • The never-ending fight against grey and illegal charters
  • Cost- and flight-sharing apps
  • London airport night closures
  • Government lobbying
And there may even be time to discuss Brexit!

10.00-10.20 - Gogo Business Aviation

Presentation from ACE's Technology Sponsor - Connectivity 101: Flying smarter in a world addicted to Wifi

Charter operators worldwide are realizing that tech savvy travelers don’t want to be disconnected during flight. Let Gogo Business Aviation (the company that created the connectivity revolution) bring you up to speed on the current trends, technologies, realities and benefits of offering connectivity on your aircraft.

10.20-11.50 - BACA Broker Training: Best Practice

Session addressing the following issues relevant across the charter industry.

  • Wifi on board
  • De-icing charges/recharges
  • Fuel base cost
  • Foreign currency risk
  • ATC slots
  • Flight permits
  • War risk insurance
  • Credit card charges
  • Contracting and legal implications

11.50-12.20 - BACA-ARGUS; Certified Broker Session

Introduction to the joint certification programme, endorsed by the BACA Code of Conduct

All day

Duncan Aviation champagne draw

Duncan Aviation is giving away a 6-Litre Methuselah bottle of champagne, which is equivalent to eight regular bottles. Just stop by stand #406 during the show, chat with Tim Barber, and ask to be entered into the draw.

Take 'The PrivateFly F1 Challenge' at ACE 2018

If the race track appeals (almost) as much as the runway, PrivateFly will be giving you the chance to pit your skills against one of the UK's most promising young racing drivers, at ACE 2018.

PrivateFly will be bringing a 7-driver racing simulator - the only one of its kind in Europe - to ACE. Using leading simulation technology, you'll be able to race around some of the world's top circuits, competing against industry friends and colleagues, in an attempt to be crowned the ACE Drivers' Champion.

You'll also have the added thrill of racing against Olli Caldwell, a 15-year old F4 driver for Prema Powerteam, who is sponsored by PrivateFly this season. Olli is widely-tipped to be a F1 driver of the future, so it will be a tough challenge indeed to beat him past the checkered flag.

The winner will receive a racing experience voucher at Brands Hatch, to experience the thrill of the real thing!

Afternoon Sessions

13.00-13.20 - Gogo Business Aviation

Presentation from ACE's Technology Sponsor - Connectivity 101: Flying smarter in a world addicted to Wifi

Charter operators worldwide are realizing that tech savvy travelers don’t want to be disconnected during flight. Let Gogo Business Aviation (the company that created the connectivity revolution) bring you up to speed on the current trends, technologies, realities and benefits of offering connectivity on your aircraft.

13.30-14.30 - BACA Operator Training: What does an operator want from a broker?

A panel of operator experts present and discuss experiences of working with brokers, addressing issues frequently encountered, for both sides to improve the client-supplier working relationship.

Panel includes well known representatives from established operators in the cargo, rotary, executive and commercial airline sectors.

14.30-16.00 - BACA Broker Training: Best Practice

Session addressing the following issues relevant across the charter industry.

  • Wifi on board
  • De-icing charges/recharges
  • Fuel base cost
  • Foreign currency risk
  • ATC slots
  • Flight permits
  • War risk insurance
  • Credit card charges
  • Contracting and legal implications