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Airport Best Practices Conference
4/13/2017 12:21:24 PM
Click our banner for full details including hotel reservations and registration information. This is the first time AAAE/IAAE have held a conference in Iceland. We are pleased that the CEO of Icelandair will speak on May 26!

Global FBO Consult are Media Partners with AAAE/IAAE for this unique event.
Manny first IS-BAH in Mexico
4/10/2017 9:24:06 PM
Manny Aviation Services at Toluca International/MMTO, Mexico City, has become the first FBO in Mexico to achieve certification under the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH).
First AfBAARS|NBAC launches new Nigerian business aviation organisation
4/7/2017 11:32:43 AM
Press release, 7 April 2016, Arena Group 

First AfBAARS|NBAC launches new Nigerian business aviation organisation.


The first jointly hosted African Business Aviation Association Regional Symposium and Nigerian Business Aviation Conference highlighted the need for regional stakeholders to collaborate to make real change happen. At the end of the two-day event, held at the Eko Hotel Lagos, 24 and 25 March, Segun Demuren CEO of local organisers EAN Aviation, pledged to form and launch a new Nigerian business aviation organisation within 90 days. Work has already begun on forming the administration and board of the AfBAA Nigeria Chapter which will be launched by July.

The announcement was made following two days of presentations and panels that clearly demonstrated local operators, suppliers, brokers and government bodies all derive benefit from meeting in a dedicated environment to create mutual understanding that can positively affect business aviation in the region. The AfBAA Nigeria Chapter will follow the template of the first AfBAA Country Chapter which was launched in Addis Ababa in May 2016. It has already succeeded under the guidance of local President Dawit Lemma, MD of Krimson Plc, in making great strides in raising the business aviation profile in Ethiopia. The AfBAA Nigeria Chapter will receive ongoing support, guidance and direction from the continent’s official association. “This is exactly the kind of positive action we welcome at these events, and look forward to working with, supporting, and participating in the organisation’s future,” commented Rady Fahmy, CEO of AfBAA. “I encourage all those involved in Nigerian business aviation to join the association to maximise the knowledge sharing opportunities,” added Fahmy.

This was welcome news for national attendees who have had a particularly challenging time following the reduction in oil prices, the Nigerian recession, and a scarcity of Forex. Combined these phenomena have reduced purchasing power, stalled jet transactions and slowed business development. However, Demuren noted that opportunities do exist, and have been bolstered by the appointment of an aviator as the Minister for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.

Some 150 delegates agreed that challenges need to be approached with a coordinated strategy. There were numerous calls for stakeholders to submit a list of priorities through the new association to begin to lobby for change to deal with the varying issues of grey charter, complex and long AOC applications, and excessive import taxes for jets and spare parts.

Group Captain Edem Oyo-Ita, Director of Air Transport Regulation at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority stated that the CAA was willing and ready to collaborate with the sector. He acknowledged the need to amend parts of the aviation regulatory structure that had originally been formulated for commercial aviation. Delegates applauded the significant progress that has already been made by the CAA in creating an automated permit process making it easier for unscheduled last minute requests to be processed in a timely manner.

Several new additions to this year’s schedule were well received. A dedicated helicopter operators panel with representatives from Bristow Helicopters, Nestav Aviation, and Caverton Helicopters, congratulated the chief pilot of Genesis Global Aviation, Captain Abayomi Coker, on the recent awarding of its AOC. Continuing the challenge as opportunity theme the panel discussed the notion of exploring operational diversification in the tourism, medevac, security, bullion movements, and emerging mining markets

The first Women in Aviation panel was also well received by the predominantly male audience who confirmed that women bring a diverse and valuable set of qualities to business aviation including relationship building, efficiency, loyalty, organisation and a balanced view of business opportunities. A call was made for AfBAA to raise the profile of the sector’s opportunities for women, and to create engaging, attractive strategies that would appeal to women at early stages of their career selection.

A meet the operators speed-networking session also spawned new relationships as Nigerian operators met with local and international suppliers keen to work with them, whilst potential customers took the opportunity to search for the right aircraft for their specific mission.

Nick Fadugba, the chair for this year’s meeting closed the event suggesting that Nigerian Business Aviation must work harder, closer, collaboratively, and with one common purpose to enhance business aviation in Nigeria. As one delegate quipped, “Nigeria should be heaven for business aviation.” With the launch of the AfBAA Nigeria Chapter organisers expect this to the be the first step in that direction.

Airport Best Practices Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland
4/4/2017 6:57:41 PM

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE) and Isavia (Operator of Keflavik International Airport) are very pleased to present the North America/Europe Airport Best Practices Conference, which will be held May 24-26, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland.

Airport and aviation executives from Iceland, North America and Europe will discuss best practices in several key areas, including: airport/tourism partnerships, enhancing the passenger experience, safety/security initiatives, increasing non-aeronautical revenue and green/sustainability initiatives. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear how airports in Iceland, North America and Europe are handling current challenges and to discover new strategies for improving airport operations and performance.

This unique forum will allow senior airport/aviation executives, government and corporate executives from North America and throughout Europe to network and to discuss the current challenges and opportunities associated with operating airports in today’s dynamic environment worldwide. Representatives from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and other aviation organizations have been invited to participate. Attendee participation is highly encouraged, as the intent of these sessions is to provide a forum for exchange of best practices. The broad array of panel discussions will surely have a topic of interest to suit attendees from across the aviation industry.

The conference will begin with an evening reception on Wednesday, May 24, and conclude at 12:30 on Friday, May 26.


  • Airport and Civil Aviation sector representatives
  • Government Officials
  • International Airline Executives
  • Tourism Officials
  • Safety and Security Experts
  • Green/Sustainability Experts
  • U.S. Companies
  • European Companies
  • Industry Consultants and Partners

Link to our event website & registration & booking

Book Ground Handling Early for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
4/4/2017 2:22:29 PM

Attention Trip Support Service Providers, Aviation Departments, Flight Crew & Operators !

An important message from our OCC at
Belfast International Airport/EGAA/BFS
Please book Ground Support Early!

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland, 6-9 July 2017

This event will attract considerable business aviation traffic to the area.
Global Trek Aviation at Belfast Int. is the nearest (nearer than City/EGAC) full service FBO facility to the event & we offer:
  • Two BizAv dedicated Jet A-1 fuel trucks & full range of GSE (not 3rd party)
  • NATA Safety 1st certified ramp crew
  • Excellent VVIP facility with secure chauffeur parking area
  • The only off terminal VIP parking ramp on the airfield, directly in front of our VIP facility.
  • CIQ attend our FBO to process VIP PAX.
  • Escorted departing VIP transportation directly to aircraft steps.
  • Very competitively priced Handling/Parking
     Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, EGAA/BFS
Just 11.5 NM north-west of Belfast City, is the ideally located airport for this world class event. It is CAT IIIB and operates 24H with no curfew restrictions. Multiple runways (9100’ +) ensure no congestion slot restrictions and short taxi times.

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