This year, Professional.aero went to EBACE to connect innovators and professionals. We were pleased to meet and discuss opportunities with some of the world’s biggest aeronautic companies to bring our help to the development of the future of aviation.
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is the annual meeting place for the business aviation community. EBACE is organized by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
Overall, the convention was a success and EBAA and NBAA anticipate an even bigger and better EBACE 2023 when it returns to Geneva next May.
The following is a recap of some of the highlights from this year’s exposition in case you missed it.
Focus on sustainability.
The focus of EBACE 2022 was sustainability. Aside from the continuous development of the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), exhibitors from all categories promoted their efforts to decrease carbon footprints, recycle, and build more efficient power plants. It is the case for example of Bombardier that announced that they are working on EcoJet blended-wing research project and unveiled the Eco App, a flight planning application that takes into account the environmental impact of the flight and makes recommendations for more efficient plans.
This year’s main event is the Sustainability Summit and the launch of the STARS Standards and Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability) program.
Moreover, EBACE Business Aviation Sustainability Summit underlined the industry’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The fastest business jet in the world
Bombardier has unveiled its new Global 8000 business jet capable of reaching top speeds of Mach 0.94. The long-range aircraft, which can travel up to 8,000 nautical miles, will be the world’s fastest business jet and the quickest aircraft in civil aviation since Concorde.
Urban Air Mobility
One industrial area that has developed enormously in the 36 months since the previous EBACE is urban air transportation (UAM). A dazzling lineup of electric and advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft was arrayed at the show floor’s Innovation Pavilion, matched by a packed Newsmakers Luncheon featuring the leaders of AAM pioneers Volocopter, Lilium, FACC and Vertical Aerospace.
During the convention, Jetex and Volocopter signed a milestone strategic partnership agreement to define a safe and sustainable model of urban air mobility, with the aim to launch operations in 2024.