During the opening session yesterday, European Business Aviation Association president and CEO Brian Humphries welcomed attendees to “a very special EBACE, which has as its theme celebrating the global reach of business aviation.” While reflecting on the achievements of the last 10 years, “We must focus on the challenges and opportunities of the future,” he noted.
European Business Aviation Association
This week’s gathering here in Geneva is the tenth staging of the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). Yesterday’s edition of EBACE Convention News explained how the show quickly captured the industry’s imagination in its first four years. Today, AIN picks up the story in 2005 and runs through the highlights of shows from the second half of the last decade.
Over the 12 months since EBACE 2009 there has been a major improvement–you might almost say a revolution–in prospects for Russian business aviation. “Last year marked a turning point in the attitude of the Russian government and aviation authorities to our needs,” said Leonid Koshelev, chairman of the new Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA).
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Today it’s hard to believe but in 2001 when the new European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) was launched not everyone was convinced it would be a success. Now, with the 10th annual event being held this week, EBACE has established itself as the undisputed gathering place for Europe’s business aviation community and indeed for the wider global industry. Here AIN reflects on
Austrian politician Jörg Leichtfried cut the ceremonial ribbon for the official opening of EBACE yesterday, and industry leaders speculated, with good reason, that the event could mark the start of a gradual economic recovery after two years of severe difficulties.
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The 10th annual EBACE show opens as a sell-out this morning. The scale of the event should serve as encouragement to Europe’s business aviation community that it is at last turning the corner on a tumultuous period of downturn and uncertainty.
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At the annual EBACE press reception today, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) president and CEO Brian Humphries reported that the halls of the 10th EBACE were sold out, with 436 companies and organizations attending, up from 411 last year. He added that 65 aircraft were booked at the static park, which is also well up from last year, while attendee numbers were heading for more than 9,500, up 6 percent from a year ago.