Key industry anniversaries to be embraced at BGAD Cambridge


The UK’s 10th Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD) will once again be hosted by Cambridge International Airport on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in association with European Business Air News - which marks a significant (25th) anniversary this year.

New for this year, Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation arm of Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will be fully exploiting the relaxed networking opportunities with the launch of an after-show dinner for visiting delegates and exhibitors in one of the famous Cambridge University dining halls.

The Marshall Group is celebrating its own 105th anniversary this summer and Marshall Aviation Services is duly planning a significant presence at the Show.   As the exclusive sales distributor for the UK and Ireland for all Beechcraft piston and turboprop models MAS looks forward to showcasing several aircraft models – both for sale and charter.  It has also invited Beechcraft to optimise the day and make it a UK celebration of 50 years of Beechcraft production. James Dillon-Godfray, Vice President, Marshall Aviation Services noted: “With several anniversaries this year, coupled with our own significant growth in the business aviation arena with the acquisition of Hawker Beechcraft’s UK MRO and charter operator FlairJet in 2013, we hope to make the event even bigger and better than before.”

The relaxed format for BGAD, which over the past couple of years has become increasingly popular among trade visitors from Europe, remains unchanged for 2014.  Complementing the exhibition area, a range of topical seminars and panel discussions supported by BBGA and BACA, will run during the morning.  There will be a static display of diverse aircraft - business jets, turboprops and helicopters and luxury motor cars -  available for charter, or for sale and available for potential buyers to view.

There are no handling or landing fees to present an aircraft on the static and fees are just £595 to showcase an aircraft.  Exhibitors pay £795 for a fully carpeted booth, three metres by two metres with electrical power, lighting, table, chairs and wifi.  The floor plan and sponsorship offers can now be viewed at the BGAD website.

A strong supporter of BGAD Adam Twidell, CEO of Privatefly said: "We have been exhibiting now for four years and it has become one of our annual industry highlights.  A chance to meet with business aviation colleagues from the UK and overseas and to share ideas and experiences.  It's always been very worthwhile for us."

To book a space for aircraft on the static display, or to find out about taking a booth within the exhibition area, please contact Mark Ranger or visit the BGAD web site -


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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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