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BACA Chairman re-elected for second term

03-22-2012 04:09 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Dick Gilbert, BACA Chairman

Dick Gilbert, BACA Chairman

Dick Gilbert, Chairman of BACA (Baltic Air Charter Association) for the past three years, has been re-elected for another year.

BACA, established in 1949, is the world’s largest network for the air charter market and members include air charter brokers, airports, airlines, business aircraft operators, handling agents, aviation lawyers and consultants. It offers training and networking opportunities for members, as well as annual awards, and liaises with aviation and government bodies on matters of concern and interest to its members.

Mr Gilbert says BACA has reached record membership, including a growing number of members based outside the UK and Europe. “We continue to attract a wide range of companies and organisations as we all seek to maintain the highest standards in the air charter industry.”

Now retired, Mr Gilbert has been in the aviation business since 1965. He founded charter broker Skyline Aviation Ltd in 1991 after leaving his position as Commercial Manager of Anglo Cargo Airlines, a worldwide jet cargo airline operating from London Gatwick Airport. Prior to that, he was Commercial Superintendent for Air Bridge Carriers (later re-named Hunting Cargo Airlines) at East Midlands Airport.


BACA, with its official maxim “Our Word Our Bond,” is the widely respected and known as the world's largest and most prestigious network for aircharter professionals. BACA represents the interests of commercial aviation companies particularly in the aircharter industries and markets. Current membership includes some 125 companies, which represent numerous airbrokers, charter airlines, airports, business aircraft operators, freight forwarders, consultants and others. BACA’s principal objective is to promote integrity and ethical business practices so members can deal with each other with confidence, regardless where they're based or whether they have met each other before. BACA is the successor of the Airbrokers' Association founded by members of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange in March 1949. Its purpose was to bring to aircraft chartering the same standards of integrity and professionalism for which the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers had, for so long, been known and respected. BACA council members are always available for commentary and interviews BACA is headquartered at the Baltic Exchange at 38 St. Mary Axe in London. More information can be found on its web site:

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