News — 20.04.22

What to expect at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

Europe’s premier business aviation event returns to Switzerland’s magnificent Palexpo center and Geneva International Airport this May for another premier event. Held from Monday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 25th, this year’s event is set to bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, avionics firms, fractional providers, charter/lease companies and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation.



Expect to see over 40 business aircraft, from small single-props, to high-tech intercontinental jets, on display in the static area. Here, Airbus and Dassault Falcon will fly the flag for Europe, with Pilatus, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda Aircraft Company and Textron Aviation representing the rest of the world.

“We are very excited to offer a must-see variety of business aircraft, of all sizes and for all missions, on display as attendees return to Geneva and to EBACE,” said Joe Hart, NBAA director for aircraft displays. “No other venue in Europe provides this kind of opportunity for business aviation professionals and end-users to see and compare so many aircraft types and models, side-by-side.”

At the time of going to press, organisers are expecting the debuts of two large long-range jets, with new and future-forward aviation technologies including advanced air mobility and electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft being showcased in inside the Palexpo centre.



As well as the ‘Coffee Social’ networking session and the high school, tech school and university student orientated ‘Careers in Business Aviation Day’, there are the daily programs that are aimed at educating and inspiring.

Speakers include 19-year-old Zara Rutherford, who will be talking about being the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in a microlight aircraft. EBAA’s Robert Baltus will cover the main operations and regulatory challenges facing business aviation operators and Maya Ghazal, ambassador of the foundation UNHCR.



Geneva is open for business for EBACE2022, and as face-to-face interactions are a must for the industry, the host city has focussed on smart safety planning.

The Swiss Federal Council has halted requirements to present a vaccination certificate upon entry to most events, while ending restrictions for entry into Switzerland from abroad.

“NBAA’s highest priority is to ensure that show participants can reconnect in-person in a safe and secure manner, and the steps taken by the council are a welcome step in that direction,” said Chris Strong, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) senior vice president, events.

Co-hosted by EBAA and NBAA, this year’s event is set to be an essential visit for not only business aviation professionals, but for top business leaders, entrepreneurs and other purchase decision-makers.

For up-to-date information, please check the official EBACE website ebace.aero/2022.