EBACE looks to the future

Last week, EBACE-2018, the international business aviation exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, demonstrated the strengthening and prospects of the European market. This was reflected in the increase in the number of exhibitors, the strong performance of new participants, the size of the statics and the business program, which focused on the prospects of the industry.

The event was attended by 418 exhibitors, which is slightly more than last year’s figure, which also exceeded 400. At static parking, 54 aircraft were presented from business liners and ultra-long business jets to turboprops and piston planes and helicopters. Nearly 100 new exhibitors took part in the EBACE-2017. EBACE-2018 participants came from 100 countries around the world.

The event featured new and updated aircraft, including HondaJet Elite from Honda Aircraft and Bombardier Global 5500 and 6500. Also, a new engine family appeared here including Rolls-Royce Pearl 15. Bombardier was awarded the order from HK Bellawings Jet costing US $ 1.136 billion on Global 6500 and 7500, and Embraer announced the sale of its four Legacy 650E worth US $ 103.6 million to Air Hamburg, Germany, and Legacy 500 – to British Centerline.

Jürgen Wiese, Chairperson, EBAA, Co-organizer of EBACE, said, “It was undoubtedly a lively, optimistic week on EBACE. It emphasized the passion and enthusiasm in the hearts of the business aviation community. The EBACE-2018 reflects respect for the history of the industry, as well as aspirations for the future.”

Ed Bolen, President and CEO, NBAA, shared this opinion by saying, “The new aircraft models, new business models, recognized speakers and the trends we discussed point to an energetic industry that looks into tomorrow.”

Looking ahead, the business aviation industry at EBACE unveiled initiatives to further develop and introduce alternative fuels. Also, within the framework of training prospective specialists, the “Career Day in Business Aviation” was returned. In the second edition of this event, EBACE was attended by 250 students from universities from all over Europe who learned about career opportunities in business aviation.

The EBAA also released a study, “Extending The Horizon: How Generation Y Sees The Future Of Business Aviation”, which gives an idea of ​​the recognition of the value of business aviation by young professionals.

At various information sessions, topical issues were discussed, including Brexit, access to European airports and airspace, the role of business aviation in crisis situations and the promotion of career opportunities. EBACE also held a seminar on international transactions with aircraft.

Next year, EBACE-2019 will be held in Geneva on May 21 – 23, 2019.

Source – http://www.bizavnews.ru/

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