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Experts discuss the outlook for Europe’s private jet market

Business Aircraft Europe got underway yesterday at London Biggin Hill airport and the two-day event is already providing plenty of interesting debate – including discussions on the effects of the Eurozone crisis and the emergence of new potential growth markets for business aviation.

The show – held in association with the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) – has expanded in the last few years to become one of the leading European business aviation events.

The trade floor features over 50 exhibitors and is supported by seminars covering everything from the latest aircraft charter regulations to the impact of new online innovations in business aviation.

Today’s expert panel will feature Alex Berry, Chapman Freeborn’s group director of sales and marketing, who has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of senior managerial and commercial roles for companies including NetJets Europe, Marquis Jet, Bombardier Skyjet International and VistaJet.

The session – chaired by Dick Gilbert of the Baltic Air Charter Association – will look at the important role brokers play as the interface between the client and the aircraft operator. The panel will also discuss experiences and lessons learnt through the economic downturn and look at potential opportunities and initiatives for future growth.

Aircraft types on display at Business Aircraft Europe this year include a Cessna Citation XLS+, Mustang, Super King Air, Falcon 50 and an Airbus ACJ.

The event is free to attend for business aviation professionals and you can find out more here

Photo: MIU Events, Business Aircraft Europe 2011