EBACE Convention News

EBACE Awards Go to Geneva and FlightSafety

 - November 28, 2006, 6:32 AM

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have announced that the city of Geneva, as host of EBACE for the last six years, and FlightSafety International will be recognized this week with the EBACE 2006 European Business Aviation Award for their contribution to the success of business aviation.

Claude Membrez, managing director of Geneva Palexpo, will accept the award on behalf of the Geneva authorities. “Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport have done a terrific job of welcoming EBACE to Geneva each year,” said EBAA chief executive Brian Humphries, noting that the business aviation community greatly appreciates the efforts made to accommodate EBACE.

Bruce Whitman, president and CEO of FlightSafety International, will receive the award on behalf of his company. FlightSafety is recognized for its efforts on behalf of pilot training in Europe, with facilities at Farnborough Airport near London, and at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. The company trains more than 65,000 pilots annually at 42 training centers located around the world.