The only association with a membership that covers the full spectrum of airport development expertise in the UK.

Since its creation in 1993, the British Aviation Group (BAG) has worked to help British companies to win work in the airports and aviation sector, both in the UK and internationally, by helping them to showcase their experience and expertise through missions and events and through our online and printed communications materials.

Initially founded as an Airports Advisory Group to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and later known as the British Airports Group, the organisation has evolved over the past two decades to include the aviation sector and become the leading independent representative body for companies in the industry. The British Airports Group was rebranded in 2008 to become the British Aviation Group.

Today, our membership covers the full spectrum of manufacturers and service providers in the airports and aviation sector. We currently represent over 180 companies of all sizes, whose products and services are required in the development of modern, efficient, world-class airports. Our Members operate in over 180 countries worldwide and have enjoyed notable business success, winning contracts across almost all of the world’s largest airports.

As an organisation we aim to:

  • Provide support to UK businesses seeking to export products and services to new markets
  • Update our members on airport and aviation events, statistics and news
  • Provide intelligence on aviation and airport tenders and sales opportunities
  • Work with the Department for International Trade to promote international awareness of British business capability in airports and aviation

If you are a UK company interested in finding out more about the British Aviation Group and the benefits we offer our Members, please click here.

If you are looking to source UK expertise for an airport development project, either in the UK or overseas, please contact a member of the BAG team on 0207 091 4510 to discuss how we can help. Alternatively you can search our Member Directory by capability and/or market to find a supplier.

BAG is a representative body that operates under the ADS Group Ltd  umbrella and is open to both ADS Members and non-ADS members. Further information on ADS can be found at

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Since its inception BAG has worked extremely closely with Government in pursuit of British business success overseas. The Group is formally recognised by the UK government and, in particular, works closely with Department for International Trade (DIT). In January 2015, BAG was successfully accredited as a DIT Trade Challenge Partner and continues to organise market-related airport sector events on behalf of DIT.

Further information about DIT’s services can be found in the DIT section of our website. Visit DIT