21 June 2017


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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 Summer Seminar & BBQ

Date: 29 June 2017

Venue:  London

Contact:Tamsin Thorn 0207 091 4516

BAG and Pinsent Masons have joined together to provide you with updates on key projects and issues affecting the airports and aviation sector (including a policy update on BREXIT as well as priority markets). The Summer Seminar and BBQ is an excellent opportunity for networking to take place between members, their guests and other organisations active in the sector.

 Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. If you would like to join us, please register online by clicking here


BAG Annual Dinner 2017**BOOKINGS NOW OPEN**

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.


Heathrow Business Summit 2017 - Cardiff, Wales

Date: 05 July 2017

Venue:  Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff

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 click here


Airport Modernization India Summit 2017 **20% DISCOUNT FOR BAG MEMBERS**

Date: 06-07 July 2017

Venue: Bangalore, India

Contact: Jennifer Rozario+91 8041123509

One of the biggest civil aviation conferences in the country, attended by delegates from all parts of India. Airport Authorities, all sectors of Industries, Government Entities, Airport Owners, Airport Operators and Managers, Cargo Companies, just to name a few from all regions of India.  This high profile gathering brings together strategic thinkers from around the world with vast years of industry experience under one roof to discuss  best practices of Infrastructure development and expansions involving futuristic technology Solutions and Smart Airport Application technology that will help in handling the growing air traffic, cargo and passenger flow with ease.  For further information please click here


Airport Modernization Turkey Summit 2017**20% DISCOUNT FOR BAG MEMBERS**

Date: 13-14 July 2017

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:Jennifer Rozario +91 8041123509

Airport Modernization Turkey Summit is unique high profile platform that will bring together the entire buying chain of the airport solutions industry. The event will provide a platform to connect suppliers with key industry stakeholders and decision makers whilst assessing key issues and solutions in the innovative two day conference program.  For further information please click here


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

60 seconds with Steve Anderson, NATS Head of Airport Transformation

£80m meltdown bill

Gatwick Airport supports world’s first coding event hackathon

Gatwick Airport reports 6.7% rise in passenger traffic in May 2017

Heathrow on expansion and the digital revolution

Ireland - Dublin Airport enters Europe's top 20 airports for connectivity, says ACI report

LLA posts record May passenger figures


Bag scanners receive EU regulations approval

Finland - Helsinki Airport to get largest solar power plant

Hong Kong - Major Enhancement Package Unveiled for Terminal 1

India - A look behind GVK’s Mumbai International Airport’s carbon neutral status

India - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in India gets clearance for $408.7m expansion plan

Israel - EL AL Airlines purchases 11 CTX 5800 EDS from Smiths Detection

Kenya - IATA study shows Kenyan air transport industry adds $3.2bn to nation’s GDP

Malta - May traffic results fuelled by increased capacity at MIA

Qatar - Hamad International Airport Announces Robust Year-on-Year Growth in First Half of 2017

SESAR Joint Undertaking unveils blueprint for safe use of drones in low-level airspace

SESAR DM and SESAR JU to review pilot common project status

Thales, Savis and Bradar to boost business in air traffic control radar solutions

USA - Port Authority approves lease agreements to renovate Newark Liberty terminal

USA - TSA and American Airlines to test new screening technology at PHX airport, US

USA - TSA to test new biometric fingerprint technology at two US airports


Personalising ancillary sales all the way through to mPOS




Ground Services (DIT)

Country: Iraq

Type: Contract

Closing Date: ASAP


Security System Design (FAA)

Country: USA

Type: Contract

Closing date: 23/06/2017


Site Preparation Works (CAG)

Country: Singapore

Type: Contract

Closing date: 26/06/2017



Country: Singapore

Type: Contract

Closing date: 04/07/2017


Cabling (MERX)

Country: Canada

Type: Contract

Closing date: 06/07/2017


Long Range Air Traffic Flow Management (ausTENDER)

Country: Australia

Type: Contract

Closing date: 11/07/2017


3RS Baggage Handling System (HKAA)

Country: Hong Kong

Type: Contract

Closing date: 04/08/2017



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Department for International Trade Events & Missions

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Trade Show Access Programme

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