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.

Charter brokers

09:00 - 10:00

CEO Breakfast Briefing and Roundable

By invitation only. A disussion about the future of the market and the future of BACA, hosted by the BACA Chairman. This session is the key opportunity to help shape the way BACA delivers the maximum value to our members.

10:30 - 11:15

Broker Management Seminar

Open session discussing the future of air charter. Consolidation, globalisation, disruptive technology and cyber-crime are among the key issues facing the market. An expert panel moderated by the BACA Chairman.

11:30 - 12:30

Financial/Insurance/Risk Seminar

A panel of experts looks at insurable risks, financial considerations and means of reducing risk for charter brokers, including professional indemnity and operator risk.

Aircraft owner/operators

11:30 - 12:45

FBO and Onboard Security

Leading experts discuss the evolving need for vigilance in airport security and passenger vetting, both for private aircraft owners and air charter operators.

14:00 - 15:00

Future Aircraft Values

Our panel of experts looks at each key aircraft segment and reveals the value history and likely future investment potential. Is it time to trade-up, or trade-in? What are the latest trends in aircraft finance, and how can charter fill the funding gap.

LUNCH - A variety of hot and cold options

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 who know how to demonstrate true value in the charter transaction.

13:30 - 13:55

Law for Brokers

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

14:00 - 14:25

The Operators' Perspective

Leading oeprators wil provide guidance on what it takes to provide a truly memorable customer experience, and the difficulties that can make it all go wrong. Brokers will learn how to better interact with operators.

14:30 - 14:55

Ground Handling Masterclass

Brokers learn about ground handling from the experts.

About 15:30

Helicopter Trip

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

Throughout the day

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.

Challenge PrivateFly

Brokers, charter operator, 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.

Please note:

Children under 16 will not be admitted. All attendees to ACE'17 will be required to wear ACE badges and lanyards throughout their time at the event. There are hot and cold food and beverage options available on a pay as you go basis, as well as samples from the various catering snd hospitality companies exhibiting at ACE'17.


By car:
Free car parking is available at London Biggin Hill Airport (TN16 3BH), please follow the signs on arrival at the airport entrance.

By public transport:
The nearest railway station is Bromley South, which is 16 mins by fast train from London Victoria station. A free shuttle bus will take you to the ACE’17 venue (15-20 min transfer).

By air:
Visiting pilots should contact operations at London Biggin Hill airport prior to departure on +44 (0) 1959 578 500 stating ETA, aircraft type and number of passengers. Visiting aircraft will be offered half price landing and handling, courtesy of London Biggin Hill airport.