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Customer Bulletin #1 22 July 2020

Leading into the first corner
In the race for recovery, the stats for business aviation around F1 and the resumption of racing in Austria, provide some indication of the pace and direction our sector is heading.
According to WINGX`s weekly Global Market Tracker, as reported in Blue Sky Aviation News, business aviation activity around the four closest airports to the Austrian circuit was 76 flights during the race days, compared to 178 last year, and the second event had a further 84 movements. Both events, combined, were 15% down on last year. There were fewer flights this year from within Austria, also less interest from the UK, but about the same number from France, and slightly more from Germany. The signs are that recovery in global business aviation continues, though comparison with 2019 shows that there is some way to go. Still, good to see the numbers are rising and that business aviation will be a key driver to recovery in the global economy.
We're here, on the platform
Right now, RVL is live, active and on standby on both Avinode and Charter Sync platforms for Charter and Air Cargo operations. The RVL service is, as those who know us can confirm, dedicated to genuine customer service, and our people always aim to deliver the best possible capability we can. Our contact details are on this mail; please get in touch for a chat and to discuss what we can do for you, your business and for your customers.
Safer biz travel guide
London Biggin Hill has published information to business aviation users about how best to stay safe and reduce viral risk when flying by private or business charter. The guide highlights how business aviation supports contactless travel experience at London Biggin Hill, with all potential touch points sanitised and personal interactions kept to a minimum. It also explains what charter operators and brokers are, and what happens when you fly via a private airport terminal. Head of marketing Andy Patsalides says: “Coronavirus has changed the way many people feel about travelling. For some, being close to other passengers will no longer be an option, and they will be looking for alternative ways of getting around and reducing risk. Flying privately has many benefits, but the greatest is minimal contact with other people. For those who haven't flown privately before, business aviation and business airports may seem complicated or out of reach. We've created this guide to give new and returning business aviation users enough information to make a considered choice when they make plans to travel." Airports such as Biggin and all FBOs used by business aviation – RVL expends a great deal of time, effort and resources on this –  have stringent hygiene measures in place and all aircraft and facilities are cleaned and sanitised between flights. In common with East Midlands Airport, Biggin airport has remained operational and remains  part of the national transport infrastructure, supporting medical, cargo and repatriation flights.
Showtime; though not quite yet
The Air Charter Association (ACA) and Business Air News have postponed the annual Air Charter Expo, scheduled for September 2020. The organisers promise a momentous event when ACE returns to London Biggin Hill Airport on 14 September 2021. Held in partnership with the airport and Business Air News magazine, ACE has been popular with air charter professionals and last year 1,100 brokers, operators and aviation professionals joined 70 exhibitors at the Expo. There were over 20 aircraft on display from Gulfstream, Textron Aviation, Bombardier and Dassault. Business Air News publisher and editor David Wright says: “Our team is already working with exhibitors and sponsors to put together an expanded show next year, and we are looking forward to a landmark event in 2021.”
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