Save the Date! The Royal Aeronautical Society London | Friday 29th September 2017
Commercial public charter using Single-Engine Turboprops is ushering in an exciting new chapter for business aviation.

Shortly after EASA gave the green light on 1st March this year, Finlandís Hendell Aviation operated the first commercial revenue charter to the UK with a PC-12 flying from Paris to Blackbushe Airport.

The second edition of the highly successful Single-Engine Turboprop Operators Conference - SETOps 2017 - picks up on this ground-breaking relaxation of rules on CAT IMC, which early proponents have been pushing for two decades. SETOps stands poised to expand the industryís customer base and boost sales for existing SETOps manufacturers including Textron Aviationís new clean sheet Denali.

SETOps 2017 will look at what it all means: the potential growth for the sector; welcoming a wider audience to the benefits of flying privately and a viable alternative on short-haul routes. It will address the challenges and obstacles from pilots and training, to ground support and access. Key issues will be education, marketing and the importance of smaller airfields that will suit their low cost base.

What do the established AOC operators think about adding these models to the fleet - and are we on the verge of seeing a raft of new airline subscription models being early adopters? We will also look at novel new light aviation models like Wingly; how can they fit in and keep to the rules?

This year Emerald Media and BlueSky News, creators of the original SETOps conference at London Oxford Airport in October 2016, are teaming with The Royal Aeronautical Society and its prestigious 4 Hamilton Place, Hyde Park venue for the 29th September, 2017 event. We want to make this event as engaging and informative as possible. For anyone with interests in this new 'nursery' of business aviation we look forward to seeing you.

A capacity audience at SETOps2016 - London Oxford Airport.

Green Light for SET IMC: What Next? | Trailblazers: View from the Operators | Airline Subscription Models Running a Sustainable GA Network | OEMs: Expanding the Envelope | 'Plane Rich': Optimising your time, your life | The Financier's View | Embracing a Support Network
  • Simon Talling-Smith, CEO, SurfAir Europe
  • Mikael Lees, CEO, Hendell Aviation
  • Pauline Vahey, Chairman, GAIN
  • Richard Koe, Managing Director, WINGX
  • James Dillon-Godfray, Head of Business Development, London Oxford Airport
  • Frederic Caussarieu, President, VOLDIRECT
  • Steve Mckenna, Regional Sales Director, Cessna UK
  • Andrew Crawford, Managing Director, Sounds Air
  • Adam Twidell, CEO, PrivateFly
  • Brian M. Humphries CBE, EBAA
  • Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO, Oriens Aviation
  • Alex Berry, founder
  • Brendan Lodge, AviaLodgic
  • Maxime Bouchard, Managing Director, JetFly
  • John Colucci, Founding Partner, Wheels Up.

 A copy of the Programme and the full list of Speakers, is available here here


  SETOPS attendees can get a 2.5 minute video (your company spokesperson highlighting your services) edited for social media, to use as an evergreen piece of content to promote your brand. We'll also create two short teasers, including calls to action and tradeshow teasers - and we'll throw in a couple of gifs! GearUp TV videos do make sales. Further details and costings:

The venue for SETOps 2017 is the Central London Headquarters of The Royal Aeronautical Society
4, Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ.
Delegate tickets include breakfast pastries and refreshments at Registration, Tea & Coffee breaks, a Buffet Lunch and
an Evening Cocktail Reception.
Hotel Accommodation
Take advantage of preferential hotel rates offered to RAes/SETOps delegates by visiting our dedicated
Join us for an evening cocktail reception in the heart of London's Mayfair!
A limited number of Sponsorship opportunities and Exhibition Spaces are available at SETOps 2017.

For details, please contact:

Tim Harlow at BlueSky News | +44 1442 300020.
Alison Chambers or Frances Williams at Emerald Media | +44 1420 560094.
All other enquiries:

SETOps Exhibitors will enjoy an opulent setting at 4 Hamilton Place.
Tickets for SETOps can be purchased online via The Royal Aeronautical Society's booking portal:
Delegate (non-RAeS/BBGA/EBAA Members) £120.00 + VAT You will be re-directed to the RAeS website.
RAeS Corporate Partner £100.00 + VAT
RAeS / BBGA / EBAA Member £  90.00 + VAT