The organizers of EBACE concluded with a statement noting that the show was a strong success and demonstrated a forward-thinking attitude and proceeding.
It stated: “As the 2018 edition of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) concluded its third and final day today, organizers reported that by every measure, the event once again served as a powerful and forward-looking showcase for the European business aviation industry.”
This was a decidedly upbeat, optimistic EBACE week, which highlighted the passion and enthusiasm at the heart of the business aviation community,” said EBAA Chairman Juergen Wiese. “The show reflected a reverence for the industry’s history, as well as an embrace of its future.”
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen agreed, adding: “EBACE once again showed that business aviation is an industry focused on innovation and investment in the future. The new aircraft models, the new business models, the featured speakers and the trends we discussed all point to an energetic industry looking toward tomorrow.”
During the event, organizers took a moment to recognize the life and legacy of Serge Dassault, who passed away on 28 May at age 93. EBACE2018 was dedicated to Dassault, who in 2009 received NBAA’s Meritorious Service to Aviation Award for his contributions to business aviation.
Next year’s EBACE will return to Palexpo and Geneva Airport from 21-23 May 2019.