Cambridge Airport is to be the host of this year’s Business and General Aviation Day, BGAD11, on 20th September, 2011. Held in conjunction with European Business Air News, the seventh annual BGAD will include a full exhibition, seminars, panel discussion and static display. Cambridge Airport takes over the mantle from Marshall Business Aviation as it looks to underline its own strategy - focused on developing business and general aviation. The move also enables Marshall Business Aviation to continue its path as the premier brand for business aviation maintenance provision at Cambridge Airport.
Archie Garden, Airport Director said, “Cambridge Airport is pleased to work with EBAN on hosting this prestigious event as we build greater awareness of the business and general aviation services available at Cambridge Airport. BGAD provides the perfect platform to do this and following a very positive EBACE we are certain this is going to be the busiest BGAD yet.”
This year’s show will see a number of new initiatives for visitors including the introduction of an open panel discussion where senior figures from the aviation community will discuss the hot topic of “The Practicalities of the Olympics”. Representatives from FBOs, airports, brokers and operators will explore and share the issues associated with the day to day running of business aviation during exceptionally busy periods. For the first time there will also be a dedicated press centre run by Emerald Media, ensuring that media attending can gather the latest news from exhibitors all in one spot, and also file news stories as they are announced at the show.
New exhibitors include charter company Centreline Air Charter and Gloucestershire Airport, along with an increased number of European exhibitors including Lancelot, the Spanish based Flight Services provider, and Avinode the b2b online market place. Marshall Executive Aviation will be taking the opportunity to demonstrate its growing fleet and the Embraer Phenom 300 will make its debut on the static. Mark Ranger from EBAN says, “BGAD is now attracting more attention from European companies, who appreciate the easy and informal way that the show takes place - all they have to do is to turn up with themselves, their promotional material and make the most of the networking opportunities.”
Returning exhibitors include Daniel Tee, MD of Gama company Airops Software Ltd which has exhibited at every BGAD. He says ”we have chosen to exhibit again as the calibre of visitors and relaxed atmosphere of the show has generated significant interest for our products.” London Oxford Airport’s Business Development Director James Dillon-Godfray added, “The show has always been really good for us and we’re looking forward to another positive event this year.”