News From EBACE 2012

The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) ended yesterday, May 16. The annual event is hosted jointly by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA — the premiere organization dedicated the U.S. business aviation industry).

EBACE by the numbers:

  • 12,638 attendees
  • 99 countries represented
  • 491 exhibitors
  • 2,280 booth space
  • 60 aircraft at Static Display of Aircraft
  • 12th annual EBACE

Each year, EBACE brings together representatives from all aspects of business aviation — avionics vendors, aircraft companies, governmental entities and business leaders just to name a few. This is an incredible forum for all things related to business aviation. Here are some of the newsworthy announcements from EBACE:

  • Cambridge Airport plans to invest $32 million in its facility to encourage business aviation there.
  • Greater helicopter presence than ever before.
  • EBAA and NBAA leaders spoke out against the European Union’s Emissions Trading System, claiming it is unfair to business aviation.
  • Bombardier unveiled two new Learjet models.

If you attended, please tell us what you think the most important event was.

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