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Today's BAG Update features: 

  • BAG Chair Welcome
  • BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 1 December 2022 *Register Now!*
  • BAG Security Group- Call for Deputy Chair Nominations!
  • Sponsor the BAG Stand at PTE 2023! *Book your stand Now!*
  • BAG Annual Dinner *New Date Confirmed- Book Now!*
  • BAG/DIT UK Airports Sector Trade Mission to India *Register your Interest*
  • BAG at Airport Show Dubai- 9-11 May 2023 *Register your Interest*
  • Heathrow Lift Off *Deadline 7 December 2022*

Welcome to the latest edition of the BAG Update.
This week sees the final BAG Board meeting of 2022, and I am looking forward to seeing the other BAG Board members on Friday to finalise the BAG Strategic Priorities 2023 at this session which we then can share with you all early in the new year.
We once again had a couple of busy weeks – our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) held their last meetings of the year and I am delighted to announce that Jacqui Johnson will take over as Chair of the Airport Consultants Group (ACG) from Mark Physsas, who I would like to thank for his leadership for the past two years. Nominations for the Deputy positions for ACG Chair are now open, if you are interested to find out more please contact Hannah Sallabanks.
Last week I attended Airlines 2022 hosted by our colleagues at Airlines UK, BAR UK, IATA, Flight Global which included addresses from the new Aviation Minister Baroness Charlotte Vere, Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss and IATA DG Willie Walsh. It was fantastic to network with key stakeholders and colleagues from across the aviation ecosystem, re-connect as well as make new connections and represent BAG in the room.
BAG was also pleased to participate and exhibit at Stansted’s Meet the Buyer event last week and connect with a range of colleagues and stakeholders. 
I also had the pleasure of attending the latest Interchange Steering Group on behalf of BAG which is all about catalysing the integrated and intelligent transport infrastructure to deliver demonstrable social, economic and environmental benefits. It convenes and connects a progressive new community of infrastructure operators, designers, builders, place makers and technologists to improve places and deliver net zero.
Looking at the international market, BAG’s Business Intelligence Working Group held their latest meeting and has put together a list of recommended priority markets for 2023 for the BAG Board to review later this week. As soon as those are confirmed we will share them with all members in the new year and update on planned activities. BAG has also been participating in the 15th UK-China Airports Working Group Meeting held virtually earlier this week co-chaired by the Civil Aviation Authority of China and the Minister Counsellor for Energy and Infrastructure of the British Embassy Beijing.
I was delighted to attend yesterday the Sustainable Aviation and ACOG’s Parliamentary Reception which provided a first opportunity to hear Sustainable Aviation Chair Matt Gorman update on the delivery of the updated, comprehensive Decarbonisation Road-Map to be published by Sustainable Aviation in 2023. The reception also showcased other steps our industry is taking to deliver net zero flying by 2050, including the progress being made through more efficient use of airspace, the introduction of sustainable fuels and ground-breaking electric, hydrogen and carbon capture technologies.
Looking ahead – we will be hosting our virtual BAG Member Engagement Workshop focused around opportunities for BAG members tomorrow featuring 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. If you have not registered you can still sign up via the BAG website!
There are also a limited amount of spaces available for the BAG New Year Dinner on 18 January 2023. If you are interested to attend please register via the BAG website.

If you would like to get in touch or have any further feedback please get in contact –

Jason Fowler, Chair, British Aviation Group

BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 1 December 2022 *Register Now!*

On 1 December 2022, the British Aviation Group will be hosting the BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop focused around opportunities for BAG members facilitated by Jason Fowler, BAG Chair. The session will feature 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 will provide 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.
This workshop is 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.
We welcome and encourage you and your colleagues from your organisation to participate and engage in this webinar and / or submit and questions in advance which you would like to see addressed. To participate please register here.
BAG Security Group- Call for Deputy Chair Nominations!

At the last BAG Security meeting on the 20 September 2022, the group were informed that Scott Wiener Chair of the BAG Security Group, Ashley Reeve and Kevin Sawyer – both Deputy Chairs of the Security Group are coming to the end of their term as Chair and Deputy Chairs as they were elected in November 2020. It was announced at the meeting that Ashley Reeve will take over the role as Chair from November 2022 and therefore the group are in need of two Deputy Chairs to support Ashley for the next two years. The newly elected Deputy Chairs will take up their positions and be announced at the November meeting alongside Ashley.
If you would like to nominate yourself to become one of the two Deputy Chairs, please contact Hannah Sallabanks as soon as possible.
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/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.

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.

Heathrow Lift Off - *Deadline 7 December 2022t!*

Heathrow Airport is delighted to have recently launched their Lift Off concept.

Heathrow Lift Off is a new concept developed in 2022 as an additional way to attract and work with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Lift Off will provide the chance for selected innovative SMEs to present their products and services to a panel made up of Heathrow and their largest supply chain partner organisations.

We are keen to support Heathrow on their new concept to find new innovative SMEs that can be put forward to their event called Lift Off.

If you are a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and have an interesting Sustainability product or service that you would like to present to a panel of Heathrow and its supply chain at the first Lift Off event in Q1, 2023, then please register and complete your submission by 7th December 2022 on their CompeteFor platform. Home - CompeteFor

You can find more information about the Lift Off opportunity on Heathrow’s CompeteFor microsite 
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To register, go to


 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:

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 Northern Region -Regional Airport Panel Session25 May 2022
BAG Virtual Get Together: DIT Export Support Services- 4 May 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
BAG Virtual Get Together Member Engagement Workshop- 9 May 2022
BAG Virtual Get Together:Inclusive Design: Case Study on Systematic Inclusion from Heathrow Airport- 16 May 2022

  Sales Leads & Tenders and BAG News

BAG Sales leads & Tenders
Security Systems - Detection

Safety Equipment

Baggage handling system

Pre Market Engagement for Outdoor covered walkways

Airport information system (IS)

Electrical Installation Services

Integrated Certification Support Services, ACA and Reg. 139 of 14 at Catania Airport

Terminal Area Radar (TAR) - Construction

Shuttle Bus Services

Building, urbanization and airfield maintenance service

IFR Flight Procedures and Obstacle Removal - Air Navigation Services

F & B Package D Coffee Specialists

Passenger Screening Services

Management of "non-Schengen" passengers at border control posts

SIGMASYS fire alarm control panel - replacement

Ditch Cleaning Works

Lotus Notes - Applications Management

Taxiway - Regeneration Works

RMS (Remote Monitoring Systems) - Extension

Terminal 2 Design Project

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

BAG News

It is time to Renew your BAG membership for 2023!
Heathrow Lift Off- Deadline 7 December 2022

Aerospace Up- Small Grant Packages

Saudi Arabia announces plans for six-runway hub airport in Riyadh
IATA to expand environmental assessment certification to airports
Department for Transport seeks evidence from English Airports on how they could achieve its ambition for all operations to be zero emission by 2040
Airports chief urges government to boost connectivity by helping regional airports through investment zones, skills
and air passenger duty
Teesside International Plans to Pioneer Sustainable Aviation Fuel as Cargo Push Gathers Pace
UK airports could ditch luggage liquid rules by 2024
Aviation Action - Run-the-Runways

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:

JFK Millennium Partners (JMP) has confirmed that construction of Terminal 6 New York JFK’s north side will begin early next year

The sale of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Group has been “delayed”

Sofia Airport launches a tender procedure for conceptual and technical designs for the renovation of Terminal 2

Cluj-Napoca Avram Iancu International Airport will upgrade under two projects

P.P. Porty Lotnicze (PPL) to merge with Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK)

Planning for the Solidarity Transportation Hub near Warsaw, are ongoing

Read more news here

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