19 July 2017



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APMC was established in 2007 as an impartial and fully independent consultancy with its target sectors in Aviation and Parcel Handling Logistics.  Based in the UK apmc has global experience of airport projects at new and existing airports with ongoing projects in 3 different continents.  Key Service Offering: Professional Services – Airport Planning & Advisory Services, BHS Technical Assurance, Project Management, Airfield Operational Consultancy and Operational Readiness and Transfer.  Design Consultancy Services – BHS Design.  APMC has a small and dedicated team with a wealth of experience who deliver valued solutions which are robust, workable and sustainable with quality and integrity.

Inspired Surfaces

Creative partners working in collaboration with architects, designers and specifiers to supply specification led interior products, with a portfolio of contemporary, performance driven solutions.

Squibb Group Limited

The Squibb Group are a specialist UK market leading decommissioning, demolition contractor that has been established for around seventy years.  Very experienced in working in all public and private sectors on a nationwide basis from regional braches offering value for money and providing a safe, innovative, reliable, professional service.  Good asset and financial resources, strong management infrastructure, individual services we provide in-house as listed Stripping out, Asbestos removal (Licenced and Un-licenced), Asbestos surveying (Pre refurbishment/demolition), Dismantling, Environmental, Land Remediation, Complete site enabling package designed to suit your project, Site engineering (including temporary works design solutions, faced retention including Propping, pinning etc.)



Interested in Joining?

Membership of the British Aviation Group offers UK companies a range of opportunities to engage with and gain insight into the airport and aviation development sector. We are the leading representative organisation for companies working in this sector and work closely with industry and government to promote the experience and expertise of our members in the development of world-class airports. As a member you are invited to a range of networking events each year with the opportunity to meet key airport decision makers, are able to access market intelligence through our website, and have the opportunity to take part in our special interest groups. To find out more and download an application form, visit Alternatively, please contact Hannah Sallabanks for more information.





BAG Annual Dinner 2017

Date: 21 September 2017

Venue: Central London

Contact:Alan Buddle 0207 091 7807

 This year’s BAG Annual Dinner will be held at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly, London, where the guest speaker will be John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport. The entry price is £185 + VAT per person or £1750 + VAT per table of 10.  Also; for the first time, BAG are able to offer a 20% reduced rate to SME Members in Band Affiliate and Band A (only on individual seat sales). Please click on the link above for further information.


BAG / ACC Global Business Summit 2017*SAVE THE DATE*

Date:  14-15 December 2017

Venue: Washington DC, United States

Contact:Bettina Rigg

 BAG and ACC come together for the third time to deliver a two-day Global Business Summit on 14th and 15th December in Washington DC coinciding with the Wright Memorial Dinner on the evening of 15 December 2017, held by the Aero Club of Washington.  The event will bring together 60+ aviation professionals from across the US and UK - a must for those interested in global economic trends, aviation funding and investment, and international networking, particularly airport architects, designers, engineers, operators, planners and suppliers, and developments experts.  Suggested themes for the summit include Airport Privatisation, Passenger Experience and Funding, Learning Points from Airports Perspective, Global Aviation Market Outlook, Global International Team Approach to Projects and Security. To register your interest as a participant or speaker, please get in touch with Bettina Rigg.


Heathrow Business Summit – North East, Newcastle 2017

Date: 08 September 2017

Venue: Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF

 In addition to the flagship event held at Heathrow Airport, there are six new Regional Business Summits across the UK, to appeal to more small British firms and give an insight into Heathrow's major suppliers to open the door of opportunity to win new contracts in the future. Each Business Summit is a one day event with 15 minute face-to-face appointments between suppliers and buyers. For an overview, including the full list of future dates and registration please clickhere


Drakon Group IED Awareness Training Day**10% DISCOUNT FOR BAG MEMBERS**

Date: 13 September 2017

Venue: Emergency Planning College, Easingwold (York)

Contact: (0)7447 912675

 It is intended for DRAKON Group to conduct an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) awareness course for airport support staff in Sep 2017 at the Emergency Planning College (EPC), Easingwold. The course is designed to train both security and non-security professionals working within an aviation environment to recognise and subsequently react to, potential IED threats and scenarios.  For more information Drakon Group IED Awareness Training Day



Date: 07-09 November 2017

Venue: The Westin, Paris

Contact: +44 (0) 20 7017 7200

 Where global airport leaders gather and airport investment happens.  Forge partnerships with 500+ members of the global airport development community at the home of investing in airports. For further information click here


Airport Solutions Indonesia


Date: 06-07 December 2017

Venue: Jakarta

 Airport Solutions Indonesia will include a high level conference that will attract key decision makers from across the region. We can also confirm that the event has official support from Angkasa Pura 1, Angkasa Pura 2, Ministry of Transport and Airnav. We also will be running a full programme of free to attend seminars for the visitors to the exhibition on the show floor.  Both conference and seminar sessions can also be included as part of any of the sponsorship levels.  The first advisory board for the conference took place recently and we are currently putting together the draft agenda for the conference.  For more information please visit






UK & Ireland

New Chairman Arrives at Birmingham Airport

London Stansted sets new passenger record for June as cargo total hits all-time high

Europe’s airports call on UK to set detailed Brexit position

New £65 million centre to spearhead UK research in digital aviation technology

Self-service Bag-drop for Bristol

Government should assess the Northolt situation, says BTN

Airport Noise Initiative

Aviation airs its views

London Luton Airport completes phase one of redevelopment project

Heathrow welcomes 6.76 million passengers in June 2017



China - Fang Liu stresses value of robust ID management for border security

Finland - Helsinki Airport opens new south pier

India - GVK divests remaining stake in BIAL for nearly $200m

Spain - Barcelona-El Prat airport uses multi-lingual virtual assistant

Saudi Arabia - SANS and Aireon to start space-based ADS-B benefits tests

Singapore - Singapore to explore space-based VHF communications

US - Denver International Airport invests $29.5m on runway upgrade



The on-demand traveller: how data is changing air travel expectations

Airports have one year to comply with IATA Resolution 753

Taxes, tourism and connectivity






Refurbishment - Toilets (OJEU)

Country: UK

Type: Contract

Closing date: 28/07/2017


Extendable Conveyor System (OJEU)

Country: Austria

Type: Contract

Closing date: 31/07/2017


Training - Safety (OJEU)

Country: France

Type: Contract

Closing date: 02/08/2017


Aviation Software (OJEU)

Country: Latvia

Type: Contract

Closing date: 15/08/2017


Construction - Terminal (BidNews)

Country: China

Type: Contract

Closing date: 15/08/2017


Construction Management (OJEU)

Country: France

Type: Contract

Closing date: 25/08/2017






Basics of Exporting

Academic research confirms that exporting companies are more productive than non exporters. They achieve stronger financial performance and are more likely to stay in business. Doing business overseas can lead directly to growth, improvements in efficiency levels and ideas for new products and services. Once a company has started to export to a new market this tends to increase confidence and ambition, leading to further growth. To find out more on how exporting can benefit your business and the services (DIT) provides to help your company reach its full export potential, please visit


Department for International Trade Events & Missions

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. Events are one of the most effective ways to support companies that are looking for overseas trade opportunities. The DIT Events Portal provides a single calendar view of all DIT Events and Missions, and has been developed to provide companies with more detailed information on each event in order to help them decide on the most appropriate event to attend. The calendar can be filtered and searched by sector and/or market. To discover forthcoming DIT events, please visit


Trade Show Access Programme

The Trade Show Access Programme provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows. The funding helps business to gain market knowledge, experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows, and advice and support from trade experts. Grants of up to £3000 are available to eligible UK companies for use on exhibition space costs and stand design and construction costs. To find out more about the programme and which exhibitions are supported by TAP funding, please visit


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