Monday 14th September 2015

From 1100 to 1300 BBGA will be hosting seminars. During those sessions we will be covering three themes.


The first session will be led by Marc Bailey CEO of BBGA and this will provide an update on a series of topics which should be of interest to a wide audience. Those topics will cover:

    •    Illegal charter

    •    LPV approaches

    •    Working with business GAR data

    •    CAA transformation and the industry role

    •    ECOGAS work with EASA

    •    Perception of our sector

    •    Opportunity to engage with Minister for Transport

    •    IPPTG

    •    Performance based regulation/performance based oversight


The second session will be hosted by Richard Koe the MD of WingX.

Richard will be introducing what I believe will be an interesting analysis to help challenge what we perceive about business aviation - perhaps it is time for us to change our approach.

1200 - 1300

This last session will have a number of elements. It will start with Geoff Parker of the CAA who is the project focal for NCC at the CAA. Geoff will provide us with an update on CAA plans in support of the EASA change in requirements.

The next element will be a legal perspective from Aoife O'Sullivan the Head of Aviation at Kennedys Law. NCC provides for some choices and does everybody understand what those choices are.

We will then have a panel which will be moderated by Marc Bailey and our two previous presenters plus Julian Tubb MD of Total AOC will review some further discussion points on NCC, followed by questions from the audience.

                                                  BBGA SPEAKER BIOS

Marc Bailey - CEO, BBGA MBA, BSc (Hons), MRAeS

Marc Bailey has been in aviation for 36 years, as well as being a triple trade licensed avionics engineer Marc also has a degree in Air Transport Engineering and an MBA.He started his career with BOAC in 1974 as a technician apprentice. He initially worked as an online engineer and then moved on to manage several production areas including Concorde line maintenance, Terminal 1 short haul line maintenance and also casualty maintenance for BA short haul operations. Marc then moved into project management as a Chief Project Engineer for the Boeing 777.

During the following years, he managed not only the introduction of the B777 into BA but was also responsible for the continuing airworthiness of several aircraft types (Concorde, A320 and ATP) as the Chief Fleet Engineer. He also led an approved maintenance programme escalation project which generated significant maintenance savings on several aircraft types.

In 1998, he joined FR Aviation as the Base Maintenance Manager managing both company aircraft and third party contracts. In 2002, he became Head of Quality Assurance and two years later he became Head ofQuality, Continuing Airworthiness and Training. During the last five years he has taken an active role in a number of key industry bodies.

For the last four years he has been chairman of the Engineering Council for the British Business & General Aviation association (BBGA). For the last three years he has been a member of the Main Council of the BBGA.

He was a founding member of the United Kingdom Maintenance Error Management System (UKMEMS) group and chairman of that group for over two years.

He is currently deputy chair of the group and works in close conjunction, with the CAA, CHIRP, AAIB and industry to improve engineering error performance across all sectors of the industry. He is chairman of the European Independent Maintenance Group (EIMG).

This group represents the interests of medium to large maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations. Marc also plays an active part in the United Kingdom Operators Group (UKOTG) which represents the major airline operators in the UK in discussions with the CAA and EASA.

As a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Marc also supports the Human factors working group. This group focuses on all aspects of reducing error across a wide range of engineering activities which includes both future design requirements and the current issues faced by older generation aircraft. He has a particular interest in seeking to generate support wherever possible for training the next generation of aviation professionals.

He wants to see the aviation industry, the Government and the regulators working together closely to achieve this goal.

Julian Tubb,   Director, Total AOC

Julian Tubb's expertise in operations and regulations has been developed from a career as a corporate pilot, commercial pilot, instructor and examiner. He has experience in aircraft sales, consultancy and auditing, and has held a number of management posts with commercial operators including head of training at one of the largest Flight Training Organisations in Europe.

Aoife O'Sullivan - Lead Partner, Aircraft Finance Department, Kennedys LLP


    •    Solicitor, admitted in England and Wales, 1998.

    •    Admitted in Ireland, 1997.

    •    Admitted to the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, 2002.

    •    L.L.M. (Hons) in Advanced Business Law, University College Cork, Ireland, 1996.

    •    B.C.L. (Hons - top ten) University College Cork, Ireland, 1994.

Aoife O'Sullivan is lead partner in the Aircraft Finance Department at Kennedys Law LLP. Kennedys Aviation  Department is exclusively focused on providing legal solutions to the aviation sector with extensive experience in supporting, advising and representing the global aviation industry. Based in London, with offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, they have a dynamic team of over 40 aviation specialist lawyers  have worked in private practice and in-house across the aerospace industry.

Clients include air operators,  private individuals, aircraft leasing companies and banks, airports and aerodromes, the general and sport  aviation community, maintenance organisations, product manufacturers, tour and travel operators, airlines and insurers.

Aoife advises clients on aircraft finance, commercial aviation and regulatory issues including aircraft and fleet acquisitions and disposals, financings, airline start-ups, licensing applications and ancillary issues. She has a particular focus on the specialized private and corporate jet market.

Aoife has extensive experience in corporate, asset finance and commercial law. She spent four years in the corporate finance department at Clifford Chance LLP in London where she advised both nationally and internationally on financings, securitisations, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, listings, commercial contracts, and joint ventures. She then joined a leading offshore firm in the Cayman Islands  where she advised on structuring and implementing local and international securitisations, asset financings, mutual fund and unit trust schemes, establishing complex corporate structures with worldwide tax effective outcomes.

Aoife is an active participant in industry efforts in the business and private aviation market. She speaks at conferences and seminars worldwide and writes regularly for industry publications. Aoife is chair of the European EBAA Finance and Leasing Group.

Richard Koe - Managing Director, WINGX

Taking the lead on strategy, business development and sales initiatives.

Together with Christoph Kohler, Richard has grown WINGX to be the leading provider of market intelligence to the global business aviation industry.  As well as managing WINGX, Richard is a regular speaker, panellist and moderator at industry conferences worldwide, writes on a wide range of business aviation issues, and works closely with regional regulators and industry associations.

Richard has spent a decade in the business aviation sector, initially as a board member of PrivatAir, subsequently managing the group´s private jet charter and management division.

Richard has also advised several airline and business aviation ventures prior to starting WINGX. Before working in aviation, Richard spent 10 years in the international telecom and technology sectors, holding senior business strategy and sales positions with a range of blue-chip multinational, start-up and management consulting companies, living and working in the UK, Spain, France, United States and Africa.

Richard has a first class undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a masters cum laude in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins graduate School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington DC. He now spends his time working between WINGX offices in Hamburg and Geneva.

Geoff Parker - Civil Aviation Authority

Geoff Parker has been with the CAA for more than 25 years. He has worked extensively in the flight operations rulemaking and policy area. He was involved in the development of JAR-OPS and, later,


Geoff is the CAA member of the EASA Licensing and Operations Thematic Advisory Group which advises EASA on its rulemaking programme. Geoff is also the CAA technical lead for the introduction of EASA Ops. Part-NCC.

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