Spring/Summer 2023

Private Aviation & Premium Travel
EBACE Soars to New Heights

Breakthrough technologies, the debut of all-new aircraft, ground-breaking solutions for sustainable flight and a spirit of optimism were all centre stage at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), held in Geneva in May.

“At EBACE, we saw how business aviation is reinventing the very technology of flight to take on new missions, serve new customers and connect the world sustainably,” said European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) Chairman Juergen Wiese. “For decades, our industry has pioneered breakthroughs to fly not only further but more efficiently, and at EBACE, we accelerated our incredible pace of innovation.”

The show featured the unveiling of Textron Aviation’s new Cessna Citation Ascend, and the EBACE debut of Airbus Corporate Jets’ ACJ TwoTwenty, Bombardier’s Challenger 3500 and Gulfstream’s G800 aircraft.

“We saw amazing new aircraft announced and debuted, designed to meet the needs of an evolving global business marketplace,” said National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen.

“We had a first-hand look at the fuels, propulsion systems and technologies that will lead to net-zero flight. We were inspired by the trailblazers in our industry who are championing teamwork and inclusion. EBACE showed us all that is possible today, and how our shared vision will shape tomorrow.”

EBACE2023 featured a full and bustling exhibit floor, a sold-out aircraft display, and packed sessions on the show floor, including in the new sustainability theatre.

Held from May 23-25 at the Palexpo Convention Center and adjacent Geneva Airport (GVA), the annual event was co-hosted by NBAA and EBAA.

Throughout the week, EBACE2023 reflected a spirit of optimism and opportunity.

In a first-of-its-kind panel on the show’s media day, CEOs from the top aircraft manufacturers shared details of their investments in low-emissions technologies and united goal of decarbonising business aviation.

EBACE2023 promoted the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with a sold-out supply of SAF at GVA for the show week, availability of the fuel at select US airports with EBACE-bound flights, and an EBACE book-and-claim option at a US airport where the fuel is not present.

Carbon emissions from all attendee travel to and from the show, and from the 22 hotels and the shuttle buses used for EBACE were offset by carbon credits provided through a partnership with 4AIR.  

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