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Today's BAG Update features: 
  • BAG Chair Welcome
  • Seasons Greetings from BAG!
  • BAG Events Calendar 2023
  • BAG Welcomes new members and celebrates all our new members this year!
  • DIT: UK kicks off process to negotiate new trade deal with South Korea
  • BAG/DIT UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to India- 20-24 February 2023 *Register to participate!*
  • DIT UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia- 26 February-1 March 2023 *Register your interest!*
  • DIT UK Tradeshow Programme - Inter Airports SE Asia 2023
  • Sponsor the BAG Stand at PTE 2023! *Book your stand Now!*
  • BAG Annual Dinner *a few spaces left!*
  • BAG at Airport Show Dubai- 9-11 May 2023 *Register your Interest*
  • BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 1 December 2022 *Recording and slides available*
  • BAG Virtual Get Together- Disability History Month- 13 December 2022 *Recording and slides available*

Welcome to the final edition of the BAG Update for 2022!
The beginning of December saw the final BAG Board meeting of 2022, in which we reviewed BAG Strategic Priorities for 2023. Core to our discussion were the continued focus on sustainability, the return to business growth in the aviation sector and the importance of equipment supplier member engagement to progress on all fronts.  We look forward to sharing  in more detail with you all early in the new year. We also reconfirmed that the BAG Working Groups would be key in the delivery of the plans for how the Priorities would be achieved, and BAG’s KPI’s delivered. The BAG Working Groups will be opened up once again in the new year to the wider membership for active and diverse involvement; full details including Terms of Reference and how to join the BAG Working Groups will be circulated in January 2023. Ahead of this, please consider the list of Working Groups BAG operates and who from your business might be interested in joining any of these. I stress again, we are looking for diverse involvement so would encourage you to share this across your business as broadly as possible. The 2023 BAG Working Groups are Membership, Events, Missions, Strategic Relationships, Communications, Business Intelligence, Sustainability, Innovation and Diversity & Inclusion. If you would like to discuss this in more detail please reach out to Bettina Rigg.
Last week BAG was invited to join a call with the Department for Transport to provide thoughts ahead of their publication of the Call for Evidence on Zero Emission Airport Operations by 2040. We will be sharing more information from DfT as soon as the call opens for everyone to respond.
We also held calls with our colleagues in the Department for International Trade around two of BAG’s Priority Markets: India and Saudi Arabia. The UK Airports Sector Mission to India has now been confirmed to go ahead 20-24 February 2023,  and will visit key stakeholders in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore OR Hyderabad and Mumbai; a draft outline programme can be found on the BAG website and registrations to attend are now open. The UK Airports Sector Mission to Saudi Arabia is scheduled for 26 February – 1 March 2023 and more information can be found here. These activities are representative of a broad range of engagements that continue to increase the profile of British Aviation Group and our members. Please do contact us and share your views so that we can represent you in the best way possible.

On 1 December we hosted our latest virtual BAG Member Engagement Workshop which focused around opportunities for BAG members and featured updates from Shakir Khaja, Lead of the Business Intelligence Working Group, Matthew Butters, Deputy Chair and Lead of the Missions Working Group and Tim Morrison, Lead of the Strategic Relationships Working Group. The full slide pack as well as the recording are available on the BAG website.
BAG’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group hosted the latest edition of our Inclusion Calendar virtual events for the year earlier this week – recognising Disability History Month to raise awareness of disability for both aviation as employers and customer services. We were joined by Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility, a fantastic charity BAG has been supporting for a long time, who change lives by providing anyone, with any disability with access to the magic and wonder of flight. If you have missed the session you can still access the recording and slide pack on the BAG website.

If you would like to join us on 18 January 2023, there are still a small number of final spaces for the BAG New Year Dinner available – where we will be expecting around 400 guests. Bookings can be made via the BAG website.

If you would like to get in touch or have any further feedback please get in contact –
In the meantime, I would like to wish all BAG members a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year 2023! Please note that the BAG Offices will be closed over the festive period.

Jason Fowler, Chair, British Aviation Group
Seasons Greetings from BAG!

The BAG Chair, BAG Board Members and the BAG Secretariat would like to wish all BAG members and their families Seasons Greetings over the Festive Period. This year has seen the start of the recovery of the Aviation Industry, which is great to see and the prospect of a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive sector is definitely an outcome we are all seeing as high on the agenda for the airports, the airlines and our membership.
We would like to thank the membership for your continued support in what has been another tough year, but it has been great to see the support across the membership and the engagement to deliver the BAG strategies to help create opportunities in an inclusive industry. We understand that this time of year can be challenging for people in the industry from many perspectives and we will always strive to support our members throughout the year but recognising this can be a difficult time as well as a joyous time.
We wish you and your families a New Year filled with happiness, prosperity and a continued growth.
BAG Events Calendar 2023

We are delighted to announce our busy events calendar for 2023 including all the dates for the BAG Special Interest Groups, Regions, BAG events such as Members Days and the BAG Annual Dinner and exhibitions. Please find the calendar here!
BAG Welcomes new members and celebrates all our new members this year!

We are delighted to welcome Fujitsu Services Limited and Keltbray Holdings Limited to the BAG Membership! We look forward to collaborating with you!

BAG are thrilled to have welcomed 21 new member companies in 2022! 

DIT: UK kicks off process to negotiate new trade deal with South Korea

On the 12 December, the UK has kicked off preparations to negotiate an enhanced Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

  • UK launches eight-week public consultation on an enhanced free trade agreement with South Korea
  • Businesses, organisations and individuals asked to shape UK’s negotiating aims before talks are launched with the 10th biggest economy in the world
  • Minister Greg Hands visited semi-conductor innovation centre in Newport, South Wales last week to discuss how an enhanced trade deal could increase UK technology exports to South Korea

For more information please click here. You can respond to the consultation, which closes on 2 February 2023.

*BAG Members- If you have any particular issues you would like to highlight please contact the BAG Secretariat*

BAG/DIT UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to India *Register your Interest!*

The British Aviation Group would like to invite you to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) organised UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to India in the w/c 20th February 2023 which will explore the exciting and growing Indian airport infrastructure development market. The mission is being organised in partnership with British Aviation Group and is open to BAG members as well as non-member UK companies.
For more information on this trade mission and to register your interest please click here.
DIT UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia- 26 February-1 March 2023 *Register your Interest!*

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is excited to announce a UK Airport Sector trade mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2023 (provisional dates: Sun 26 February – Weds 1 March 2023). The mission is open to all companies across the UK Airport supply chain, who are looking to establish new and strengthen existing partnerships with Saudi Arabia.

For companies interested, please fill in the expression of interest here where you can also find more information on background and proposed programme. The deadline for submission of the EOI is 20 January 2023.

Please get in touch with both and if you have any questions.

DIT UK Tradeshow Programme - Inter Airports SE Asia 2023

The application deadline for Inter Airports SE Asia (Attendee) 2023 is fast approaching (midnight 29th Dec). There is still enough time for stakeholders to encourage suitable businesses (turnover between £85k and £250k) to apply for support at this event. The UKTP (Attendee element) targets smaller businesses and offers small grants (£200 Europe, £500 outside Europe) to ‘attend’ tradeshows so they can get an understanding of what is involved and the benefit of using them as a sales tool in the future (possibly as an exhibitor).
*Did you know that companies can now use the UK Tradeshow Programme 'Eligibility Checker Tool' to quickly check if they are eligible for support.

Link to UK Tradeshow Programme homepage:

Sponsor the BAG Stand at PTE 2023! *Book your stand Now!*

The British Aviation Group shall be returning to RAI, Amsterdam in March 2023, providing BAG members the opportunity to exhibit by sponsoring the BAG Stand at the increasingly popular Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE). Over the years the BAG stand at PTE has grown considerably, becoming one of the main networking hubs for the aviation industry to meet and do business. This is due to our BAG member companies sponsoring the stand and drawing in the interest and key players in the industry.
The show in 2022 saw over 10,000 visitors from over 130 countries attend and spans across 19,000 sqm of space - making this one of the biggest airport shows in the aviation event calendar.  The event attracts over 1,900 senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives from all over the world. 

The BAG Sponsorship stand package is one of the most affordable and effective ways to exhibit at this world class. The location for 2023 means companies will benefit from a very visible presence at the show due to our stand location.  The package is sold to the BAG members only, which will ensure our members receive the most exclusive service.
For £1,990, the BAG Sponsorship Stand Package includes:
  • Refreshments available to BAG sponsors and their guests during live show days
  • Company logo on sponsors wall
  • 1 box of company literature displayed on the shared literature racks of the BAG stand
  • Tables and chairs available for ad hoc meetings on the stand. You can book to use these for short meetings as part of the package either in advance or at the event (subject to availability). The meeting point facilities are shared with several other BAG PTE sponsors
  • A dedicated Event Manager who will manage and coordinate your presence both pre-event and whilst onsite at the event
  • A truly cost-effective way to promote your company with a strong brand presence
Please click here to view the overall event floor plan.  The BAG stand is located facing the snack bar, to the left of Hall 1. For further information on the event please follow this link. To purchase a sponsorship package please follow this link. If you have any questions or queries please contact Claire Parsons.
BAG New Year Dinner- Wednesday 18 January 2023 * Keynote Speaker Rachel Gardner-Poole! A Few Spaces left!* 

We are delighted to confirm our keynote speaker Rachel Gardner-Poole, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Places Catapult and Chair Jet Zero Council Zero Emissions Flight Delivery Group at the BAG Annual Dinner on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at The Brewery, London.
Rachel is the Chief Operating Officer at Connected Places Catapult – the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership. She has a wealth of experience delivering complex programmes and improving operational effectiveness through people, process and technology. She has a strong background in the aviation, science and technology sectors and has worked in leadership roles in IBM, the UK Space Agency and the Civil Aviation Authority. Rachel is a member of the Jet Zero Council and chairs the Zero Emission Flight Delivery Group which has been established by the government to put the UK in a leading position in the race to achieve zero emission flight.  
As a Chartered Mathematician, Rachel is a keen advocate for the promotion of STEM and was awarded the AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award in recognition for her education and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.  Rachel has always had a keen interest in aviation, including obtaining her Commercial Pilot Licence. She has been actively involved in charity work for over 20 years, including fundraising for a flying charity which works in developing countries and she also co-founded a charity to deliver projects in South Sudan.
As you may be aware, we unfortunately had to take the difficult decision to postpone the BAG Annual Dinner scheduled for 14 September 2022 following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We are now delighted to announce that the rescheduled event will be held as the BAG New Year Dinner on 18 January 2023 at the Brewery in central London, and we are looking forward to seeing you there – coming together as a community with a wide array of stakeholders, clients and Government representatives.

For those of you who have already booked your tickets, all arrangements will remain the same and your booking will automatically be carried over for the new date. If you would like to attend the BAG New Year Dinner please book your tickets here! If you have any questions or queries please contact Claire Parsons.
BAG at Airport Show Dubai- 9-11 May 2023 *Register your Interest!*

We are delighted to announce that we are looking to host once again a UK Pavilion at Airport Show Dubai 2023. For more information on the packages, floorplan and how to register your interest please click here.

BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 1 December 2022 *Recording & Slides now Available*

On 1 December 2022, BAG held their Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop focusing around opportunities for BAG members. The session was facilitated by Jason Fowler, BAG Chair and featured updates from Shakir Khaja, Lead of the Business Intelligence Working Group, Matthew Butters, Deputy Chair and Lead of the Missions Working Group and Tim Morrison, Lead of the Strategic Relationships Working Group. The session provided an overview of BAG, our activity throughout 2022 as well as specific focus on opportunities for members – covering business intelligence available on the aviation market, proposed overseas missions moving forwards and BAG’s strategic partners programme including an update on opportunities with key UK airports. We would like to thank all our speakers and facilitators for a really insightful session. 
This workshop was a great opportunity for members to remind and familiarise themselves with all of BAG’s activities and offering to ensure you maximize your membership and receive the most benefit throughout the year. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and provide BAG with any feedback.
Please find the recording of the session here!
BAG Virtual Get Together- Disability History Month- 13 December 2022 *Recording & Slides now Available*

On 13 December 2022, the British Aviation Group held a Virtual Get Together focused on Disability History Month which was facilitated by Ros Osborne and Chris Wood – members of the BAG Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group
The British Aviation Group is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation, which reflects the communities and society in which we serve.  As such we have developed an Inclusion Calendar for 2022 where throughout the year, we have highlighted selected topics and dates of interest to our members to take them with us on our Inclusion journey, sharing learning and knowledge with our members.
This month is Disability History Month and our webinar  aimed to raise awareness of disability for both aviation as employers and customer services. The virtual event was hosted as an open forum to share good practice and explore how the session may help the participates moving forward. 
We were also joined by Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility, a fantastic charity BAG has been supporting for a long time, who change lives by providing anyone, with any disability with access to the magic and wonder of flight.
To view the recording and slides, please click here.

 Looking Ahead

BAG Webinars, Special Interest groups, Regions and Events
BAG are offering all members the chance for regular webinars, events, SIGs and Regional meetings to have the chance for some regular interaction between members as well as information share and networking. Please see below the upcoming schedule:

BAGSIGs and Regions:
To view the full SIG and Regions Calendar for 2023, please click here
  • BAG Northern Region Meeting- 1 February 2023
  • BAG Joint Scottish and N.Ireland Regional Meeting- 2 February 2023
  • BAG Security Group Meeting- 22 February 2023
  • BAG Next Gen Meeting 22 February 2023
  • Joint Airport Consultants Group & Equipment & Operations Suppliers meeting - 2 February 2023

BAG Webinars and Events:
Future Events:

 Past Events & Webinars
Please find all our past events and webinars with presentations and recordings on the BAG website!

BAG Members Day & Networking Reception Skills, Future Flight & Integrated Transport- 20 October 2022
BAG at British-Irish Airports Expo & BAG Panel Sessions- 22 & 23 June 2022
BAG Philippines Deep Dive Workshop with the Department for International Trade (DIT)- 7 June 2022
BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 1 December 2022
BAG Sustainable Technologies Deep Dive Workshop - Virtual - 2 November 2022

BAG Summer Seminar and BBQ 2022- 30 June 2022

BAG Innovation WG: Advanced Air Mobility Deep Dive- 26 May 2022

  Sales Leads & Tenders and BAG News

BAG Sales leads & Tenders
Digital models of the different types of aeronautical pavements

Aeronautical Firefighting Vehicles Type VIM 90 P2.5 Low Carbon Hybrids

BHS - EDS 3 regulatory compliance

De-icing Equipment

Infrastructure works, civil engineering, wintering assistance and aircraft lifting.

NAIS Replacement and SWIM Implementation

Signs, signposts and orientation boards

Lighting Equipment

Security Control Equipment / Systems

ATRP Decentralized Actions

Initial measure/hydraulic securing

Civil engineering and marking work, B-002804 Rehabilitation TWY R (R5 to R15)

Radar - detection and geolocation system

Internal windows and doors

Light signalling control plant with monitoring and control system

Aerodrome surface maintenance equipment

Airfield and Withdrawal of Facilities and Safety Management System

Rubber abrasion removal

Precision locksmith work

Compact sweepers (2x diesel drive + 1x electric drive)

To view our Sales Leads & Tender and access WikiBAG, please click here!

BAG News

Heathrow Lift Off *Extended Deadline 19 December 2022*

Member Request: Keflavik International Airport Major Development Programme

DIT: UK kicks off process to negotiate new trade deal with South Korea

IATA unveils new standards to bring ‘Ready to Fly’ closer to reality

VPorts to create international advanced air mobility corridor

Australia - The RPAS and AAM Strategic Regulatory Roadmap

Airlines, airports, and passengers to have their say on independent aviation regulator

Urgent Government action needed to meet 10% Sustainable Aviation Fuel by 2030 target | Sustainable Aviation

Indian investment fund unveils support for three GMR airport projects

UK Civil Aviation Authority calls out unacceptable levels of airport accessibility performance despite improvements

Read More News here!
BAG Business Intelligence Update

BAG’s Business Intelligence and Strategic Relationship Working Groups come together regularly to try and collect as much intelligence as they can to gather on what is happening in the market, both now and how things change as we the sector recovers and rebuilds.

This document focuses on two key topics:
- What’s happening at UK airports
- What’s happing in the International markets, particularly in the priority markets we set for this year in discussion with DIT. Based on what we learn should we be resetting those priorities or focussing on other opportunities

You can find the documents here.
Momberger Airport Information

We are delighted to offer BAG members a small selection of stories from the Momberger Airport Newsletter (MAI), a trusted, dependable source of market intelligence for airport professionals around the world since 1973. MAI is offering BAG members a two-month free trial of their bi-weekly newsletter by signing up here. Please add “free BAG member trial” in the User Instructions field of the online order form.

Please find their latest news items below:

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) business park planned for Dubai

Tenders will be launched next year for the expansion of Thailand’s two biggest airports

What to make of the large-scale expansion of Riyadh airport?

Orlando ready to expand South Terminal

Ukraine Airports Damaged or Destroyed by War

Read more news here

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