European Business Aviation Association

May 16, 2012 - 5:22am

Show organizers from the U.S. National Business Aviation Association, which jointly promotes the EBACE show, came to Geneva flushed with success (but doubtless fatigued too) after the successful relaunch of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The March 27-29 event in Shanghai was, by common consent, a resounding success–especially considering the many challenges that organizers faced in running a modern trade show in China’s main business city.

May 15, 2012 - 4:40pm

While business aircraft operators tear their hair out trying to comply with the European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme, the issue is threatening to escalate into a full-blown trade war. But an EBACE panel on ETS here in Geneva yesterday heard that the EU appears to have no intention in backing down, with the discussion underscoring the vast gulf between the aims of the carbon cap-and-trade policy and the realities of compliance.

May 15, 2012 - 4:35pm

Europe should prosecute pilots flying illegal charter flights within its member states. That was just one of the suggestions coming out of an industry education session on the topic at the EBACE show yesterday.

May 15, 2012 - 8:09am
Fabio Gamba, Chief Executive of the European Business Aviation Association, spoke with AIN News Editor David A. Lombardo, about the state of the business aviation industry as we head into EBACE 2012.

Fabio Gamba, Chief Executive of the European Business Aviation Association, spoke with AIN News Editor David A. Lombardo, about the state of the business aviation industry as we head into EBACE 2012.

May 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

Following a year of planning, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) marked its official launch here at EBACE, with the goal of “establishing business aviation as an asset that is recognized, valued and supported by governments, their respective civil aviation authorities and enterprises throughout Africa,” said Tarek Ragheb, chairman of the new organization.

May 14, 2012 - 7:50pm
Opening session

Many business aviation operators could lose their livelihoods because of political tussles between the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world, especially over the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). This was the clear message underpinning the opening general session of EBACE 2012 yesterday, when a panel of EU regulators joined Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), and Ed Bolen, president of the U.S.

May 14, 2012 - 1:35pm

EBAA CEO Fabio Gamba and NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen gave a panel of European regulators an earful about the EU Emissions Trading Scheme this morning at the EBACE 2012 opening general session. The EU officials included Matthew Baldwin, the European Commission’s director for aviation and transport policy; Marian Jean Marinescu, a member of the European Parliament; and Salvatore Sciacchitano, executive secretary of the European Civil Aviation Conference.

May 13, 2012 - 3:00pm
Fabio Gamba

European policy makers will this morning be told to stop kicking business aviation while it’s down at the opening general session of the 2012 EBACE show. New rules on airport slots, the emissions trading scheme (ETS) and new taxes imposed by Europe’s cash-strapped governments are all conspiring to keep the industry’s prospects flat, according to business aviation leaders gathering here in Geneva yesterday.

May 13, 2012 - 7:45am

With customers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America, as well as here in Europe, Germany’s Aero-Dienst (Stand 1745) is expanding its business jet maintenance, aircraft management and flight operations activities. It also has been forging partnerships with other companies that can complement its business, including introducing an on-site cabin refurbishment service.

May 12, 2012 - 4:30pm

For the most part, Europe’s business aviation community has had a rough time since it last gathered in Geneva 12 months ago for its annual EBACE gathering. While 2011, as a whole, saw modest bizav traffic growth in Europe of 1.9 percent, the second half of last year saw the number of movements decline compared with the same period in 2010.