Air Charter Expo To Consider State of the Industry

 - September 7, 2021, 6:43 AM
VoltAero's Cassio 1 hybrid-electric technology demonstrator will make its international debut at the Air Charter Expo at London Biggin Hill Airport. (Photo: VoltAero)

The Air Charter Expo next week at London Biggin Hill Airport will feature a full conference program assessing the current and future state of the industry. The September 14 event will feature at least 14 business aircraft on static display and is the first in-person business aviation trade show in the UK since early 2020.

The morning conference is organized by the Air Charter Association and will open with a keynote address by chairman Kevin Ducksbury. Four sessions will focus on the impact of the Covid pandemic, a new charter broker training program, an update on European Union operations post-Brexit, and illegal charter. There will also be a special presentation by Dassault on its new Falcon 6X and 10X jets.

In the afternoon, the Green Charter 2021 conference will assess new electric aircraft technology and how operations can become more environmentally sustainable. Speakers will include representatives from VoltAero, Faradair, Tecnam, Vertical Aerospace, Air BP, Luxaviation, 4Air, and Collins Aerospace. The sessions will be moderated by AIN senior editor Charles Alcock, who produces the platform focusing on new aviation technologies and business models.

The Air Charter Expo will also feature around 50 exhibiting companies. Among the aircraft on display will be VoltAero's Cassio 1 hybrid-electric technology demonstrator.