Illegal charters and sustainability to be discussed at AIR OPS 2020 


AIR OPS 2020, the European event where schedulers and dispatchers  do business, network and learn about the industry’s hottest topics and best practices is set to tackle the key operational issues that the industry is facing on 4-5 February 2020 in Brussels.

Athar Husain Khan, secretary-general of the event’s organizers, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) said, “As we embark upon a new decade, our industry is facing more challenges and opportunities than ever.

“Environmental and sustainability demands, new technologies, evolving regulations and tax issues, operational challenges – the list goes on. These, and other questions, will be explored at the premier event in Europe for business aviation ground handlers, airports and FBOs.”

Business aviation professionals from across Europe that attend AIR OPS 2020 will be able to get up to date on the latest operational issues and best practices through expert-led education and information sessions.

“It is more important than ever that the people working in business aviation are well equipped with up-to-date knowledge,” said Robert Baltus, EBAA COO. “There are so many new technological tools available to ensure that flights operate efficiently, and we want to make sure that all ground ops staff and flight planners are aware of them.”

Among the pressing topics on the agenda are illegal charters. Industry leaders like Dave Edwards of the Air Charter Association, Mike Ryan of FlyVictor, Joel Hencks of AeroEx and James Moreton of Hayward will discuss potential consequences and what has been done recently to narrow the gap between commercial and private rules and regulations.

Of particular interest to operators is the panel session on the Passenger Name Record (PNR) regulation, which aims to increase operators misunderstanding of the regulation and help them avoid paying fines of up to €10.000.

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