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

The Air Charter Expo 2017 takes place at
London Biggin Hill Airport
on Tuesday September 12th 2017
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'17.

09:00 - 09.30

CEO Arrival and Breakfast

This session is by invitation only and is an opportunity for senior management to network and to discuss the market.

09:30 - 10.10

CEO Breakfast Briefing

Hosted and chaired by Richard Mumford, Chairman of BACA. This is an opportunity for senior management to discuss the state of the market and the key issues that need to be addressed, such as disruptive technology and globalisation. This session is also a key opportunity to help shape the future of BACA to help us to deliver the maximum value to our members.

Five-minute introduction from Dassault Aviation to their flagship aircraft, the Falcon 8X, on display for the first time at a UK exhibition.

Ten-minute presentation by Centrik, handling all your aviation and operational needs “in the cloud” to negate the need for paperwork.

10:10 - 11:00

CEO Breakfast Briefing - sponsored by PayNode

PayNode, the world’s first payment platform created specifically for business aviation is sponsoring the CEO Briefing. Business aviation CEOs and CFOs will have the opportunity to hear the latest predictions for the UK, US and Eurozone economies, interest rates and exchange rates from Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist & Head of Currency Strategy at World First, with introductions from Magnus Henriksson, Global Business Director, PayNode.. This session is a must for senior executives whose investment and trading decisions depend upon a correct reading of economic trends in key international markets. A regular on BBC News, BBC Radio, Bloomberg TV and various leading blogs and newspapers, Jeremy Cook is an expert on risk mitigation and hedging strategies. With a strategic emphasis, he is able to put a forward thinking perspective on current market indicators and the long term implications of fiscal and monetary policy. His strong background in macroeconomics will also shed light on Brexit and the implications on international trading.

11:10 - 12:00

Risk Management and Insurance

A panel of experts from Hayward Aviation, Mountfitchet Risk Solutions and ITIC looks at insurable risks for charter brokers, including professional indemnity and operator risk. Session moderated by Haywards.

09:00 - 17:00

Exhibition and aircraft display open

More than eighty exhibitors at the forefront of air charter, FBO/handling, licensing and insurance, maintenance and ops support.

09:00 - 17:00

Challenge PrivateFly

Brokers, charter operators, aircraft owners and all-comers are invited to enter teams to beat PrivateFly's best at the ACE table tennis challenge.

11:00 - 15:00

Haute Cuisine

Practical demonstrations by leading in-flight catering specialists of what can be offered inflight to the discerning traveller.

LUNCH - A variety of hot and cold options

Focus on Training for Brokers

The afternoon will reprise BACA's famous broker training sessions, held in the unique setting of the exhibition hall and static display at one of England's oldest airports. There is no other opportunity for operational brokers to gain so much practical training on a single day in the UK, while building relationships with key operators. And it is free!

13:00 - 13:25

The Role of a Broker

BACA’s traditional broker training, delivered by senior brokers from Hunt & Palmer and ACC Aviation, who know how to demonstrate true value in the charter transaction, from both a bizav and commercial aircraft charter perspective.

13:30 - 13:55

Law for Brokers

Practical guidance from Stevens & Bolton for brokers on the law of agency, key terms in charter contracts and potential bear traps.

14:00 - 14:25

The Operators' Perspective

Leading operators SaxonAir and Cello Aviation will provide guidance on what it takes to provide a truly memorable customer experience - and the difficulties that can make it all go wrong. Jack Hellewell and Neil Turnbull will give brokers advice on how to smooth along the operator/broker working partnership, to the benefit of everyone.

14:30 - 14:55

Ground Handling Masterclass

Brokers will learn about ground handling from MD Becky Carver at Weston Aviation, who will deliver a short presentation on how the broker and FBO can work together to provide the best integrated service to clients. The presentation will be followed by a short session with panel of experts (moderated by Nick Weston), including Jason Hayward, General Manager of Universal Aviation UK and Oxford Aviation Services, where attendees can ask questions.

15.00 - 15:30

Aircraft Spotlight

Manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and operator Sovereign Business Jets will demonstrate their products in spotlight sessions among the static display, educating and enthusing the brokers about different aircraft types and operator products.

About 15:30

Helicopter Trip

All delegates to the broker afternoon will be entered into a draw to win a place on the ACE helicopter charter flight (kindly provided by Castle Air), including stop-off at Battersea Heliport and sightseeing over London.