Keeping you informed

Today's BAG Update features:

  • BAG Seminar and Evening Reception- 29 September 2021 *Speaker Announcement & Book your tickets now*
  • BAG Board Elections Update
  • Welcome to our new members!
  • DfT Jet Zero Consultation: Call for BAG Members Views / Insights for consideration *Deadline 20th August 2021*
  • DIT Kuwait Aviation Webinar * Presentations & Press Release*
  • BAG Virtual Get Together: UK Trade Policy and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in Aviation with the Department for International Trade (DIT)- 12 August 2021 * Recording Available*
  • WikiBAG Update: Market Opportunities: Major ongoing and planned airport projects
  • 5th British-Irish Airports EXPO – in strategic partnership with British Aviation Group- 22 & 23 June 2021
  • Join the UK Pavilion at Inter airport europe 2021
BAG Seminar and Evening Reception- 29 September 2021 * Speaker Announcement & Book your tickets now*
BAG is looking forward to our LIVE BAG Seminar & Evening Reception on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at The Brewery, London. [This is the date reserved for what would traditionally be the BAG Annual Dinner].
We are delighted to announce the following confirmed speakers for the BAG Seminar “Innovation in Aviation”:

 Rohit Talwar, Global Futurist / CEO, Fast Future

 Gary Cutts, ISCF Future Flight Challenge Director

The event will provide an ideal opportunity to come together as the aviation community, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, to network with leading airport clients, representatives of UK Government and colleagues from across the UK supply chain and we are delighted that key stakeholders from Heathrow Airport, London City AirportDepartment for International Trade (DIT) as well as Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom have already accepted our invitations to join us at this event.
As restrictions lift and industry begins to recover, we wanted our first in-person event of the year to be as inclusive as possible providing an opportunity for networking to take place between members, their guests and other organisations active in the sector in a safe and relaxed manner.
The networking event incorporates our traditional Summer Seminar, postponed from late June, as a late afternoon session preceding the evening reception. The seminar is themed around “Innovation in Aviation” and will be in the form of a conference style session of about ninety minutes on key topics affecting the UK and international aviation industry. 
Following the seminar there will be a reception with canapés, bowl food and free-flowing drinks throughout the evening, providing ample opportunity for networking. 

For more information and how to book please click here!

BAG Board Elections Update
Further to the recent call for nominations for the BAG Board we have received a total of six applications, all of which meet the eligibility criteria for Board membership. As this matches the number of Board vacancies this year, there is no need to run an election process and we will not be calling for votes. In line with the BAG Constitution the six nominations will be put forward for formal ratification at our Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on 29 September, with names of the successful candidates to be announced at the evening reception following that meeting.
Welcome to our new members!
We are delighted to welcome 
IASTIJS Agriculture Ltd and Vendigital Ltd to the BAG Membership! We look forward to collaborating with you!


DIT Kuwait Aviation Webinar *Presentation & Press Release*

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Kuwait organised an Aviation webinar on 4 August 2021 to showcase the current development works across the airport, provide an overview of the wider airport master plan, and highlight upcoming opportunities for UK companies.
In her welcome address to the 80 companies attending the event, HMA Belinda Lewis stated that Aviation connectivity contributes to the success of businesses in several different ways. It facilitates the movement of services and goods, workers and tourists, and drives business innovation and investment. In doing so, aviation generates employment and helps to improve the productivity of the wider economy in both UK and Kuwait.

To view the press release and presentations please click here.
DfT Jet Zero Consultation: Call for BAG Members Views / Insights for consideration *Deadline 20th August 2021*
As noted in the BAG update last week, we are planning to respond to the UK government consultation on “Jet zero: our strategy for net zero aviation” published on 14th July alongside a wider Transport Decarbonisation Plan. The consultation document and supporting evidence set out Government’s proposed approach and principles to reach net zero aviation by 2050 – with an ambition to:
•    decarbonise aviation in a way that preserves the benefits of air travel
•    maximise the opportunities that decarbonisation can bring
We recognise that some members will respond directly to the consultation in their own right – but see the opportunity to provide a wider industry response, taking account of input from across the membership. Our intention is to focus the response on those areas of the consultation where BAG members have the greatest expertise and contribution to the debate. With this in mind, we would particularly like to hear member views on some of the key questions. Please click 
here to view the questions and respond.
BAG Virtual Get Together: UK Trade Policy and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in Aviation with the Department for International Trade (DIT)- 12 August 2021 *Presentation & Recording Available*

British Aviation Group (BAG) are grateful to the 
Department for International Trade (DIT) and Henrik Jonströmer and colleagues (John Carroll, Rebecca McLoughlin and Alec Jenkins) for their superb webinar Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Trade Policy. We covered a range of insightful subjects from what makes up an FTA, the successful FTA by the UK to date, the constituent FTA chapters and annexes, to deep dives into the Services and Procurement chapters. The dialogue with our members was hugely productive and BAG looks forward to further sessions in the coming months. We would also like to thank Shakir Khaja for facilitating the session and Graham Bolton. BAG Members can view the recording and presentation here.
5th British-Irish Airports EXPO – in strategic partnership with British Aviation Group 22 & 23 June 2021

British Aviation Group backs 5th British-Irish Airports EXPO as “Shopwindow for BAG members” on platform with Heathrow, Manchester Airports Group and Gatwick.
British Aviation Group has once again thrown its weight behind the UK’s biggest airport trade show as it moves from Olympia to ExCeL London on 22-23 June. The EXPO, which typically comprises up to 150 exhibitors, six free to attend conferences, and draws over 2,300 visitors, has been closely associated with BAG since the very first event was hosted by Birmingham Airport at the NEC in 2016.
Commenting on the renewed partnership, Graham Bolton, Chair, British Aviation Group said: “It’s very important to us that we maintain our position as a Strategic Partner of the British-Irish Airports EXPO. The EXPO event is, by any measure, the biggest and most connected airport trade show in the UK and provides a unique shopwindow for the world beating products and services that our members have to offer. Our partnership very much allows us to think of this as ‘our home show’ – which is accessible to the widest possible cross section of the membership. I encourage all of our members to engage, get involved, and fully take advantage of this ‘special relationship’ and the valuable 10% exhibition discount available to all BAG members.”
Alongside the Hosting Airport Coalition, BAG is joined by the Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA), the regional airports trade association of over 40 UK and British Dependency airports.

Registration to attend the EXPO and the six free conferences is free-of-charge.
To exhibit (and 10% discount on published exhibition prices for BAG members) contact 
Steve O’Connor, Sales Director.
Join the UK Pavilion at inter airport Europe 2021

The British Aviation Group will be hosting for the first time the UK Pavilion at inter airport europe on 9-12 November 2021 in a prominent area in Hall 6 adjacent to one of the doors leading to the external exhibition area. This will be the 23rd edition of inter airport europe, the world’s leading airport exhibition, which covers all areas of airport-related technology, equipment, and services, all in one place.  As part of the TERMINAL segment, the show offers solutions and equipment for the construction and operation of terminal buildings, the architectural design, equipment, and planning stage of the airport. The DATA area covers airport IT systems, data management solutions as well as connected systems and IT processes to handle passengers, operations as well as air traffic. The RAMP segment covers ground handling, ground support equipment, runway constructions and installations.

Benefits of exhibiting within the UK Pavilion:

  • Support pre-show and during the show by a dedicated Event Manager
  • Entry to the UK Pavilion exhibitor brochure
  • Access to catering and meeting table area on BAG stand
  • Additional promotion of your presence by BAG and the event organisers

For more information on the UK Pavilion, please click here.

 Looking Ahead

BAG Webinars and Events
BAG are offering all members the chance for regular Virtual Get Togethers to have the chance for some regular interaction between members as well as information share. Please see below the upcoming schedule:

Future Events:

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


  Sales Leads & Tenders and BAG News

BAG Sales leads & Tenders

Pavement Testing Machine

ATC Flight Progress Strip Holders

Wildlife Specialist

Alarm Systems Maintenance

Car Hire Concessions

Water, Wastewater, Sewerage and Ancillary Services

Blue Light Appliance and Grip Tester

Commercial Vending Services


Information Security Service Center

Air Conditioning Systems - Maintenance Services

Screed Works

Quality and Quantity Supervisor

EDS Standard 3 Hold Baggage X-Ray Control Equipment

Communication and Signage Media

Air Navigation Specialist

Airport Infrastructure Development Expertise

Baggage Sorting System

Baggage Handling System

Legal Services

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

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CFMMEU cops $400,000 in penalties for Adelaide Airport breaches

Read more news here

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