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Bart Boury, aviation lawyer

Bart Boury is a pragmatic aviation lawyer and manager with all-around aviation operational skills, differentiating with legal engineering pioneering sense and experience in aviation niche domains.

30+ Years of Experience in Aviation

Bart Boury, the heart of AIXXL, is a distinguished figure in the aviation sector. Fluent in English, French, and Dutch, he brings a multicultural perspective to his work. His academic journey is marked by impressive achievements, including a Master of Air Transport Law and a Master of Air Transport Economy and Management from University Aix-Marseille III, along with a Master of Laws from KULeuven. These qualifications underpin his in-depth understanding of the aviation industry’s legal, economic, and managerial aspects.

With over 30 years of experience, Bart has honed his skills in diverse areas of aviation, from business aircraft operations and brokerage to roles in national airlines and airports. His approach is pragmatic, focused on legal engineering and pioneering in niche aviation domains, setting him apart as a leader and innovator.

Academic Qualifications

Master of Air Transport Law

University Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1989-1990

Master of Air Transport Economy and Management

University Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1989-1990

Master of Laws

KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 1984-1989

Professional Experience

Engel & Völkers Aviation


Global Aviation Franchise Master Licensee
Air charter and aircraft sales & acquisitions brokerage

Global CEO | 2014 – 2018

Startup and implementation from scratch of the worldwide aviation division under the high-end brand and network of Engel & Völkers, known for luxury real estate
Creation of a new worldwide business aviation brokerage distribution concept

Engel & Völkers Yachting

Luxembourg & Nice

Global Yachting Franchise Master Licensee
Yacht charter and yacht sales & acquisitions brokerage

Global CEO | 2015 – 2016

(in combination with CEO mandate for Engel & Völkers Aviation)

Ad interim mandate for the restructuring of the worldwide yachting division under the high-end brand and network of Engel & Völkers, known for luxury real estate
Elaborated strategic business development options compliant with the franchise requirements

Flying Group

Business Aircraft Operator – Antwerp, Luxembourg, Paris, Cannes

Vice President & General Counsel | 1996 – 2014

Managing Director Flying Group N.V. (aircraft asset and management vehicle)

Steered Flying Group from small startup to the top ten on European level (at the time)
Day-to-day overall management as assistant to the President-CEO
Lead analytical work and provide insightful advice on legal and financial engineering to drive
sound decision making based on risk proportionality and efficiency
Developped successfully new business models on aircraft management and legal structuring
Operating cost analysis and budgetting
Exploring and developping expansion opportunities

VLM Airlines

Regional Airline – Antwerp – London – Rotterdam

Executive Founder – General Startup Co-ordinator | 1992 – 1993
Secretary General | 1992 – 1996
Production Manager | 1993 – 1996
Cabin Crew Manager | 1994 – 1995

Managed a successful startup of a regional airline from scratch
Managed the day-to-day business as assistant to the Managing Director

Flanders Airlines

Charter and ACMI Operator – Brussels

Commercial Manager & Legal Counsel | 1990 – 1992

Responsible for passenger charter flights and legal affairs
Product diversification development upon termination of FedEX ACMI contracts induced by strategy change.

Special Projects

VG-Delsey Airlines

Long-haul scheduled airline – Brussels

General Counsel | 11/2001 – 05/2002

Responsible for legal setup (including EU and US licencing, aircraft leasing, insurance, etc.)

Aeroport de Lille-Lesquin

Regional airport – Lille (France)

Internship | 07/1990 -08/1990

Etude Navette Ferroviaire – Intermodal Hubbing