Largest ever BGAD event comes to Cambridge Airport


Cambridge Airport is preparing to host the UK Business and Aviation Day 2012 on 18 September, which is set to be the biggest yet, with a new, larger exhibition area and more delegates than ever before. The event will also stage the launch of the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s new night-capable helicopter, the first of its kind in England and Wales.

Cambridge’s flourishing economy continues to attract UK’s leading business and general aviation day

First held in 2001, the annual event is a joint venture between Cambridge Airport and European Business Air News and is a key date in the UK’s business aviation calendar. With domestic business trips to Cambridge having increased by almost a third last year, the city is a thriving business destination and Cambridge Airport’s aviation facility is of vital importance to this continued growth. As such, it is the perfect location to host the UK’s leading business and aviation day.

Execujet, one of the world’s foremost VIP aircraft handlers, will also be joining the partnership for the first time this year, alongside Cambridge based charter specialist Marshall Executive Aviation and maintenance division Marshall Business Aviation. Visitors to the show will be able to tour Execujet’s class-leading facilities including luxurious customer and crew lounges, pet immigration facility and VIP handling.

Displays during BGAD12 will include the first ever night-capable air ambulance helicopter in England and Wales, which East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will be unveiling at the event. Specially built by Eurocopter in Germany using the latest technology and leased from Bond Air Services, the EC135 T2e helicopter will enable EAAA’s highly skilled doctor and Critical Care Paramedic crews to access and treat casualties in unlit and difficult terrains during the hours of darkness. Other exhibits will include aircraft from 2Excel Aviation, Embraer Executive Jets, Cessna and Marshall Executive Aviation, as well as synergy businesses such as motor industry exhibits from Marshall Motor Group and other luxury Cambridge-based car dealerships.

New exhibitors at BGAD 12 include TAG Global Training, Gulf Aviation, 2Excel Aviation, Ocean Sky Jet Centre, Vector Aircraft Services and Plum & Ivory. They join BGAD regulars including World Fuel Services, AQMS, Oxford Airport, Martyn Fiddler Associates, Hayward Aviation and PrivateFly.

Visitor entry to BGAD 12 is free of charge by pre-registration at the BGAD website, where a full list of exhibitors and attractions can be found. See


About Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a private family business, owned and managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. Marshall Group activities which take place at the airport include Marshall Aerospace (engineering and technology), Marshall Executive Aviation (Jet Charter and management) and Cambridge Aeroclub (GA Training and Maintenance). Cambridge Airport primarily targets the east of England market with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors. It is also a strong provider to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses. The airport is ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East of London the location of the key Olympics venues. With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services.  It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and a new GPS approach to complement its ILS system. Cambridge Airport is home to a variety of aviation service providers including charter operator Marshall Executive Aviation, MEA which operates a Cessna Citation Bravo and Citation XLS as well as a Bombardier Challenger 300.

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance saves lives every day of the year and receives no direct government funding.  We are a local charity, funded by the people of East Anglia.

We perform three essential roles:

·          We treat patients at the scene of their accident or emergency (we take the emergency department to the patient)

·          We transfer patients to hospital rapidly, when appropriate

·          We can fly to the most inaccessible places and to anywhere in East Anglia within 25 minutes

We operate two dedicated air ambulances, 365 days a year, across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.  By January 2014 fundraising target will be £6million a year to maintain our fleet of helicopters and the extended service into the hours of darkness. We work in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and with Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance to provide a comprehensive service across all six counties. Our crew are specially trained NHS doctors and critical care paramedics and we play a crucial role in the provision of trauma care throughout the region.

For more information about the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity, contact the charity on 0845 066 9999 or visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook: East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity and Twitter: @EastAngliAirAmb

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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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