BBGA keeps resilient through 2021

Friday 4th February 2022

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  • Lindsey Oliver, Managing Director BBGA

Despite another tough year battling the Coronavirus pandemic and its variants, The British Business and General Aviation Association demonstrated continued resilience in 2021.  The Association spent most of the year working from home on Teams and Zoom with all major conferences and events cancelled or postponed.  


“As we enter 2022, however, with the subsiding of Omicron and vaccination boosters, we are readying for industry gatherings once again,” said CEO Marc Bailey and we are looking forward to Luton Hoo and our 2022 annual conference on March 10.


This year’s theme is Hybrid – redefining our sector – from hybrid working to hybrid aircraft. 


Much of the important work BBGA undertakes is protecting and supporting members’ interests at local level with the Treasury, DfT and the UK CAA.  Internationally, it participates in many forums and associations to help promote the interests of UK business and general aviation worldwide.  BBGA has been instrumental in work before, during and after Brexit to secure a level playing field across Europe for UK aviation businesses. 


Year 2021 highlights included:-


      • Transferring our annual conference online to ensure continued accessibility for all members.
          • London Oxford Airport was the venue for a successful BBGA Connects and media briefing event in September as we welcomed members face to face for the first time since Covid.
              • BBGA put forward a SAF Consultation, concluding our sector is confident operators and owners will purchase SAF if it is more widely available.
              In practice it allows private airfields to thrive when we are looking for inward investment to the UK and helping move people around in a business context.
            • Added a Sustainability Working Group to its FBO, Operations, Membership and Professional Flight Training and Airworthiness Groups
            • Following the successful transition from Operations Manager to Director General in July 2021 the BBGA Board and BBGA CEO Marc Bailey were delighted to confirm Lindsey’s new position as Managing Director at year end. 


            In 2021 we were delighted to welcome the following new members:

            Shoosmiths; Atlas; Sky Harbour; The Little Jet Company; FlightCare Global; Jetfly; ELMS Aviation; JD2E; VIP Assist; Equinox; Instajet and Noble Aeronautica.



            Lindsey Oliver, Managing Director BBGA

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