Business Aircraft Europe (incorporating Light Jets Europe) will be staged this year at London Biggin Hill airport. The event is moving there following two years at London Oxford airport and prior to that the event was staged in Vienna and Barcelona. The event is considerably expanded for 2011 and will be held over two days and include a conference, a larger exhibition and a larger static display to encompass all categories of business aircraft.
Robert Walters, Business Development Manager at Biggin Hill, welcomes the decision to bring business Aircraft Europe to Biggin Hill Airport in September and the plan to make Biggin Hill a permanent home for the event."The new format for Business Aircraft Europe will have the benefit of locating in our new 55,000 sq ft terminal hangar where the conference, exhibition and static display can be co-located with ease", he said."The airport is only a few miles from central London and will be a principal gateway for the 2012 Olympic Games. We are proud to be working with the experienced MIU Events team and keenly look forward to this opportunity to showcase the European industry at Biggin Hill in a year during which we hold the AOA's 'Best Business Aviation Airport' title.
Over 120 paid delegates,15 exhibitors and a dozen aircraft participated in the 2010 event, and we will be expanding into a dedicated hangar area for 2011. Business Aircraft Europe will be an opportunity to meet fellow industry professionals where topics covered will include:
Market overview following two decidedly wobbly years for the industry; private aviation and the London Olympics; illegal charters; pilot training and competency issues; update on the Single European Sky; security issues in private aviation; issues affecting country access; aircraft funding options following the banking crisis; asset management; emerging markets; operator sessions; is the Air Taxi dead, or just resting? managing Light Jets as part of a mixed fleet; OEM initiatives; market analysis and forecasts; registration and legal structure; insurance; VIP handling; flight planning; FBO Support; fuel issues - the effects on margins and innovative thinking on new propulsion options; HNWI and entrepreneurs as owners; MRO facilities and the 2nd hand market.
The event builds on the success of MIU's Light Jet events and provides delegates and exhibition visitors with an opportunity to view aircraft, discuss and debate the issues of the day and network in the convivial surroundings of the Kent countryside, all within a stone's throw of the city of London and the 2012 Olympic complex. At the end of Day 1 there will be a fully catered reception at the airfield, for all bona-fide industry visitors to the event.