Co-hosted by EBAA and NBAA, the annual meeting place for the European business aviation industry, EBACE2023 is ready to be held from May 23-25, in Geneva.
One of the largest business aviation shows is back again to outline a roadmap for the industry. The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) is returning with its 2023 edition with the promise to shape the future of on-demand aviation. Touted as Europe’s premier on-demand aircraft and advanced air mobility event, it is set to be held at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Geneva International Airport from May 23 to 25, 2023.
Co-hosted by EBAA and NBAA, EBACE is the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community and the continent’s premier event showcasing on-demand aircraft, advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles and the multitude of services available to operators. EBACE2023 will bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation not just from Europe but the entire world.
Following the last editions’ successful key highlights of sustainability and innovation, this edition is set to add more flavour to the same.
REASONS TO NOT MISS EBACE2023
Here are some of the reasons that the organisers believe one must attend the event for:
EBACE2023’S PEEK INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE INNOVATION PAVILION
Some of business aviation’s most forward-looking companies and executives will be on hand to talk about what the future holds for the industry at the EBACE2023. As of May 3rd, seven companies had signed up to exhibit as part of the Innovation Pavilion and showcase their vision for business aviation’s future. These include Lilium, Honeywell, SolarStratos, AirCar Corp, VoltAero SAS, ARC Aerosystems, Ascendance. EBACE2023 also will feature an education session examining what’s coming down the road for the industry, including the flight plan for eVTOLs directly from electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft test pilots as they discuss the flight test stage of the certification process; the new horizon for vertical lift; key insights by examining the AAM market from five different perspectives: operational, financial, regulatory, infrastructure and societal as well as about the AAM Certification in 2025 from the point of view of the OEMs as to where they are in their development process.
There will also be a career day, giving exclusive opportunities for the next generations and young professionals to meet and learn from the best in the world. Keeping the next generation in mind has been a constant highlight at all EBACE editions. For instance one of the keynote speakers at this edition would be Mack Rutherford, who in 2022 became the youngest person to fly solo around the world at age 17. His five-month, 52-country, 30,000-mile around-the-globe journey commenced in Sofia, Bulgaria in March 2022.
THE EBACE AIRCRAFT DISPLAY
A wide variety of the latest business aircraft at EBACE2023 is also expected to be a part of the show as an attractive highlight. Approximately 50 of the latest and most advanced business aircraft on the market will be on display throughout the upcoming EBACE2023.
The EBACE Aircraft Display at Geneva International Airport, adjacent to EBACE host facility Palexpo, will include the latest offerings from renowned European manufacturers such as Airbus, Dassault Falcon Jet and Pilatus, as well as global aircraft manufacturers including Boeing Business Jets, Cirrus, Gulfstream and Textron Aviation. This year’s display will also include the EBACE debut of VoltAero’s Cassio 330 hybrid-electric demonstrator, one of many new and upcoming AAM vehicles poised to revolutionise business aviation’s ability to serve urban environments quickly, safely and sustainably.
Also new this year is a dedicated raised viewing and photography platform, offering an impressive view of the entire display for attendees to enjoy and post images on social media.
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE EBACE2023
The EBACE Business Aviation Sustainability Summit, a multiday event highlighting the technologies and business models the industry is developing to meet that zero-emissions goal will be featured in this edition of EBACE as well. Other EBACE sessions also aim to help attendees operate in more sustainable ways throughout their companies.
Business aviation has continued to emphasise sustainability and be a pioneer in aviation sustainability. The 2009 Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) pledged that the industry would reduce carbon emissions 50 per cent by 2050, increase fuel efficiency two per cent per year from 2010 to 2020, and achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020. The EBACE2023 Sustainability Summit aims to continue the industry’s efforts to ensure a zero-carbon future for the sector. Participants will hear from leaders in next-generation propulsion systems, advanced air mobility, carbon-reduction advances and other sustainability initiatives. Some of the topics that would be covered as part of the sustainability summit include eVTOL (electric Vertical Take off & Landing) vehicles, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), carbon offsetting, AAM, certification processes, zero emissions aircraft and much more.
EXHIBITOR SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE
In an effort to make EBACE2023 a more sustainable show, EBAA and NBAA are also inviting exhibitors to participate in the EBACE2023 Sustainability Pledge. The pledge is your commitment to producing a more sustainable trade show. Simple practices for managing waste, water and energy at the exhibits and making sustainable procurement decisions can have a big impact when multiplied across hundreds of exhibitors. By submitting an Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge, exhibitors pledge to follow sustainable exhibiting practices when producing their booth, as well as operating more sustainable while on-site.
Additionally, the EBACE Show Management – and its partners Palexpo and Freeman, EMEA – are making dedicated efforts to make EBACE2023 environmentally sustainable and they vouch of doing it through environmentally friendly practices and facilities, waste management, as well as inclusion, equality and other holistic pillars of sustainability throughout the show in various capacities. Some of the sustainability efforts that the EBACE2023 organisers are making include: