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Our NextGen Group

Our NextGen Group

The ACA 'NextGen' Group is a team of young industry professionals, all under the age of 35, created to help set the direction of the Association and shape the industry’s future.

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The NextGen group’s objectives are:

1 –  The development and growth of the next generation of industry professionals by engaging with Schools, colleges, Universities and Careers events, raising awareness and encouraging young people to consider a career in the sector.


2 –  Engagement with younger members of staff in existing member companies, to develop awareness and support for the Associations initiatives.


3 –  Acting as Ambassadors for The ACA to promote the many advantages of membership.


 4  – Encourage the development of sustainable practices in aviation and actively support the work of the Sustainability Working Group.


The current members of The ACA’s NextGen group include representatives from across the Association’s widespread membership:

  • Nicola-Jane Sellers – Luxaviation (Chair)
  • Jordan Penning – Royal Aeronautical Society (Deputy Chair)
  • Scott Butcher – Starflight Aviation
  • Jordan Smith – SaxonAir
  • Brad Wright – Business Air News
  • Jessica Thunberg – Avinode
  • Karina Didenko – Victor
  • James Hymers – Charter Sync
  • Ekaterina Andreeva – Chapman Freeborn

Current Initiatives

Careers presentations

The group is delivering careers presentations to university and college students, to promote the aviation industry and air charter as a future career opportunity.  This is a key part of developing awareness and understanding of the industry and the wide range of opportunities it offers.

Young Professionals Events

Hosted by our NextGen group, this annual event brings together younger staff of member companies to find out more about the association and our initiatives in an informal networking environment.


Members of the NextGen Group play a key part of The ACA Sustainability and Innovation Working Group.  Looking towards our sustainable futures and the common goal of achieving Net Zero our focus is to continue educating the benefits and provide opportunities for members to innovate and reduce emissions.

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