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Today's BAG Update features:

  • Welcome to our new member!
  • BAG Summer Seminar & BBQ Update – 14 July 2021 / BAG Evening Reception – 29 September 2021
  • Call for  Member Case Studies- Africa Market Response Document
  • Update on the work of The Future of Aviation Group & Request for BAG Member Case Studies for Future of Aviation Group to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on UK aviation industry and supply chain
  • BAG Board Inclusion Development Journey in Partnership with WDI Consulting
  • BAG Virtual Get Together- Lunch and Learn: Inclusion and Diversity – ‘The journey to inclusion’ in partnership with WDI Consulting *Recording available*
  • BAG ACC Virtual Global Business Summit- Experience & Inclusivity: Developing the Airport Environment *Recording available*
  • Join the UK Pavilion at Inter airport europe 2021



Welcome to our new member!
BAG are delighted to welcome AmcoGiffen to the membership! We look forward to collaborating with you!



BAG Summer Seminar & BBQ Update – 14 July 2021 / BAG Evening Reception – 29 September 2021
Due to the delay in lockdown easing, BAG will unfortunately not be able to host our traditional summer event on the date originally planned. However, we are hoping to incorporate the same seminar as a late afternoon session proceeding our BAG Evening Reception which is scheduled for the evening of 29 September 2021 in central London. We will update you in due course with more details as they become available. In the meantime please save the late afternoon and evening of 29 September 2021 for the BAG Seminar and Evening Reception.



Call for  Member Case Studies- Africa Market Response Document
Following on from the BAG Africa Deep Dive Workshop Session, we are progressing with our Market Response Documents on BAG’s Priority Markets and we are sharing with you the draft version of our Deep Dive / Opportunities Overview part of our Market Response Documents for Africa. We are aiming to promote this with the Department for International Trade in post to help promote British expertise and member capabilities. Therefore we are looking forward to your input by Friday 16 July 2021 in the following way:
If you would like your company to be listed in this document, please let me know and identify which of the pillars / stages of the project cycle your company would like to be listed against:

a. Strategic Advice
b. Design
c. Construction
d. Equipment Supply
e. Operation
If you would like to submit any specific case studies you feel could be relevant for this market, could you please contact Hannah Sallabanks for more information  by Friday 16 July 2021.



Update on the work of The Future of Aviation Group
The Future of Aviation Group was set up to campaign for support for the aviation, travel, and tourism industries, some of the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As domestic restrictions are being lifted, international travel remains heavily restricted and recovery for the aviation, travel and tourism sectors appears to still be some way off.
Over the past few months, The Future of Aviation Group has continued its parliamentary engagement to lobby the Government for the safe reopening of international travel and sufficient financial support if restrictions continue. This includes two parliamentary debates in June dedicated to support for the aviation, travel and tourism industries and a virtual meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Aviation on 6th July focusing on the reopening of the aviation sector.
On 10th June, MPs including All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Aviation Chair Henry Smith MP, former Prime Minister Theresa May MP, former Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP and Transport Select Committee Chair Huw Merriman MP joined a debate on Support for the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries. Throughout the debate, which took place in the House of Commons, MPs from across the House called for a risk-based approach to reopening international travel and highlighted the limitations of the Government’s approach to the traffic light system, mandatory testing, and quarantine guidelines. MPs also called on the Government to introduce the targeted support the aviation, travel, and tourism sectors need as their ability to operate continues to be restricted.
On 24th June, Chair of the APPG for the Future of Aviation Henry Smith MP led a Westminster Hall debate on Support for the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Industries in Response to COVID-19. Once again, MPs from across the house came together to call on the Government to drop their overcautious, risk-adverse approach to reopening travel and take a more pragmatic, risk-based approach that balances public health concerns with the needs of industry and the need to reopen travel for the benefit of the economy and the individuals who rely on international travel not just for income but for family and personal connections.
On 6th July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Aviation held a virtual meeting providing Parliamentarians with an update on the reopening of the aviation industry and an outline of what the sector needs next. A good number of MPs and Peers from all Parties joined the meeting to hear presentations from Manchester Airports Group, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic. Parliamentarians heard how damaging the pandemic and related restrictions have been to the aviation industry, how the UK is comparing to counterparts in Europe and the US and how the Government can help the sector to recover. Topics of discussion focused largely on the need to increase the green list, reduce the costs of PCR testing and the burden of quarantine for amber list countries. 

Request for BAG Member Case Studies for Future of Aviation Group to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on UK aviation industry and supply chain
Through BAG’s membership of the Future of Aviation Group, we are looking for dedicatedBAG Member case studies / stories that highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the UK aviation industry and supply chain (particularly the significant fiscal impact of the COVID-19 crisis, impact of not being able to travel internationally for business and therefore losing out to other international competitors, etc.). By providing us with these significant examples, the Future of Aviation Group is aiming to broaden understanding amongst MPs of the key issues facing BAG members, potential risk to jobs and businesses and how MPs can help to put pressure on the Government in order to deliver support for the industry.  Please connect with / send your case studies to Bettina Rigg at BAG Secretariat so we can share them with the Future of Aviation Group accordingly.



BAG Board Inclusion Development Journey in Partnership with WDI Consulting

BAG have been partnering with  
WDI Consulting Limited  who are supporting the BAG Board on our inclusion journey.  Their specialism is enabling organisations to create inclusive cultures through inclusive leadership development and gender equity approaches. You can find a number of short video resources taken from their wider inclusive leadership programme here.  Registration is now open for their multi-organisation Women’s Leadership Programme (starting late Sept 2021).  The programme has been delivered with exceptional results to participants in 13 countries with clients such as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Elsevier.  Contact Clare on to learn more.  Lynn White and  Clare Russell (she/her)  also warmly welcome you to connect with them via Linkedin.



BAG Virtual Get Together- Lunch and Learn: Inclusion and Diversity – ‘The journey to inclusion’ in partnership with WDI Consulting  *Recording available*  

BAG recognises that a diverse and inclusive workforce in the broadest sense leads to more holistic decision making, increased innovation, higher performance, and importantly greater employee engagement. The BAG Board are committed to the agenda and we are working hard to listen and learn from others to ensure we raise standards and achieve common goals across the industry.
BAG have partnered with WDI Consulting who are supporting the Board on our inclusion journey. Clare Russell and Lynn White from WDI Consulting shared with our members some best practice and practical tips on how businesses can best foster an inclusive culture. 

We were also be joined by Karen Yorath at Heathrow Airport who explained why diverse and inclusive suppliers and partners are important to their business and one of our members Ocean 3D shared the inclusion work they have been doing in aviation both in the UK & USA.

The workshop provided an opportunity for BAG members to meet the BAG Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group: Louise Houston (Chair), Jacqui Johnson, Furah Naeem and Tim Walder. Jacqui Johnson facilitated an interactive session and provided an overview of BAG’s journey in D&I so far.
Please find the recording of the session as well as our ED&I (Equity & Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) survey here.



BAG ACC Virtual Global Business Summit- Experience & Inclusivity: Developing the Airport Environment- *Recording Now Available*

BAG and ACC traditionally come together once a year to deliver a Global Business Summit. This year we delivered two virtual sessions. On 11 February 2021 we hosted Part 1 of the series looking at Recovery and the Climate Challenge - Securing our License to Grow, with guest speakers from ACI World, IATA and the FAA. You can find the recording here.

Part 2 of the BAG ACC Global Summit 2021 was held on the 24 June 2021, and focused on the opportunities for developing the airport environment for the benefit of both travellers and the many other users that occupy the airport space.

The session was arranged around the themes of: Re-Start; Innovation; Inclusivity. Starting with Re-Start and increasing passenger numbers, the session examined how new processes and procedures in the short term can be managed to maintain an acceptable environment.  Progressing to the medium term, we reviewed the potential of innovation for improving the experience for all airport users in a positive and inclusive way with guest speakers:

Andrea Waechtershaeuser, Director Airport Infrastructure & Regulatory Affairs, IATA
Nathalie Herbelles, Senior Director, Security and Facilitation,  ACI
Christina Cassotis, Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny County Authority (Pittsburgh Airport)
Elizabeth Hegarty, Customer Relations & Service Director, Heathrow
John Wildman, Vice President Airport Commercial Services, MAG USA

To view the recording and download the presentations please click here.



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
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!




BAG/DIT Workshop: Airport Sector in Brazil-17 June 2021










UK-China Green Airport Workshop (Online Session)- 18 May 2021





BAG Philippines Deep Dive Workshop- 22 April 2021



  Sales Leads & Tenders and BAG News



BAG Sales leads & Tenders

Security Guard Services

Rapiscan Itemiser 4DX Low Explosives Detectors - Maintenance Services

Financial Consultancy Services

Terminal Expansion Works

Geothermal Energy - Geothermal Doublet

Control Lane Construction / Technology

UV Unit for Drinking Water Systems

Construction - Maintenance Hanger

Wildlife Control Service

Waste Treatment Plant

De-icing Products

Fuel and Handling Services

Air Transport Security and Fire Safety Services

Electronic Access System

Fuel Distribution System

Environmental Impact Assessment Consultancy Services

Concession: Health and Beauty Store

Visual Range Transmission System

Aircraft Wake Vortices Detection Systems

Exterior Lighting

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

BAG News

Stay updated on the latest Government's Coronavirus Business Support page

ADS Brexit Bulletin- 5 July 2021

New Onward research: Qualifying for the race to net zero

ACI World reveals capital expenditure needs for recovery and long term growth

Businesses and trade groups call for global negative emissions drive

Jet Zero Council keeps up momentum with £3 million government funding for zero emission flight
infrastructure as UK pioneers first-ever net zero carbon freighter flights

Future of Aviation Group: Passenger figures show UK being left behind as Europe reopens

GVK group has unveiled the designs of the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport

ACI: APAC airport spending may hit US$1.3 trillion over next 20 years

Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Funding-July 2021

Read more news here




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