Air Partner Sponsors Erik Lindbergh, Keynote Speaker for BBGA Annual Conference

Friday, March 8, 2024


Kevin MacNaughton Managing Director Charter, Air Partner; Erik Lindbergh, and Helen Stone- Ward, Senior Legal Counsel, Air Partner

Heritage-rich Air Partner, a Wheels Up company was delighted to sponsor Charles Lindbergh’s grandson, Erik Lindbergh as keynote speaker at the British Business & General Aviation Association Annual Conference in London on 7 March.

Following the boundary-pushing legacy of his grandfather Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris in 1927, Erik Lindbergh is an aerospace innovator committed to transforming the way people move around the planet through the development of the electric aircraft industry.

Echoing the theme of the conference ‘Looking Back…to the Future’, Erik Lindbergh’s keynote speech referenced nearly 100 years of aviation innovation since his grandfather effectively launched a golden era of transportation, his own personal goals to ‘escape from gravity’ and the advancement of technology whilst preserving the environment. His talk was informative, inspirational, and visionary in equal measure.

Air Partner Group CEO Mark Briffa says: “It was with great pride that we sponsored Erik Lindbergh as the keynote speaker of the British Business & General Aviation Association Conference in London. Our heritage, rooted in the skies since 1961, resonates deeply with the pioneering spirit epitomized by Erik’s grandfather, Charles Lindbergh. His monumental achievements in aviation continue to inspire us, making Erik’s presence an honour and testament to our shared commitment to innovation.”

Originally founded in London in 1961 to train military pilots as civilian aircraft pilots, Air Partner has boldly evolved into a leading global group, providing award-winning aviation services, time-critical cargo operations, safety and security solutions, and global emergency response.