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May 22, 2014 - 6:45am

What would a convention or airshow be without contract and other signings? EBACE 2014 did not lack for smiling women and men holding pens, documents, plaques and models of aircraft and happily celebrating the signing of an agreement between buyer and seller, customer and provider, company and company. Here are just a few of the signings in Geneva during the week of May 19.

May 21, 2014 - 5:45am

Up close in your face, or across the ramp, airplanes are the core of EBACE. Here, the scimitar propeller and bulging nacelle of Beechcraft’s G58 Baron piston twin in the foreground frame its stablemate King Air C90GTx.

May 21, 2014 - 3:15am

Sometimes, the sensory overload can be overpowering. Aircraft display, hall stands (like the Pilatus booth shown here) and crowds of people all compete for our limited attention span. But at EBACE, it’s all good. Whichever way you direct your attention, it’s bound to be a pleasurable experience. Photo: David McIntosh

May 19, 2014 - 8:00am
Pilatus PC-12

If it’s May in Geneva, it has to be EBACE time. The Jura Mountain range provides the backdrop. And a Swiss Airbus taxis behind a Pilatus PC-12 waiting for positioning on the EBACE static display line.

April 16, 2014 - 11:30pm

The airplanes, accessories and services are central to any aviation show, and ABACE is no exception. But in the end, it’s really all about people. Meeting, greeting and making deals is the engine that drives the industry. It’s all about getting people face-to-face, which is what general aviation transportation does better than anything else.

April 15, 2014 - 9:30pm

It’s what an aviation show is all about: the airplanes. Each one sparks individual dreams of flight, and each one is unique in its own way.

April 15, 2014 - 1:00am

A picture is worth a thousand words, and ABACE Convention News photographer David McIntosh’s images tell an impressive story. From well before the opening ceremony to the last hours of the show, the camera records impressions that stay with us.

April 14, 2014 - 2:45pm

ABACE 2014 brings top-level business aviation exposure to Shanghai’s Hongqaio International Airport. In the days leading up to the show, a small army of dedicated workers converged to ensure every display aircraft was shipshape. Photos: David McIntosh

February 28, 2014 - 10:00pm
In a choreographed display of lights and music, Bell Helicopter unveiled not one but three full-scale mockups of what the company had been calling its short light single helicopter and now calls the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Bell CEO John Garrison  said that the new model will be priced at about $1 million to make it price competitive with the Robinson Helicopter R66.  Photo by Barry Ambrose.

The economic health of the rotorcraft industry can be measured by numerous factors, not the least the number of aircraft orders announced at Heli-Expo. This year’s event had several blockbusters and some other commercial surprises. On the whole, business is definitely looking up.