“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Geneva hosts a lending bizav forum
The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition drew about 13,700 attendees and 440 exhibitors last year and organizers expect a similar turnout for 2009's event, to be held May 12 to 14 at Geneva PalExpo.
In addition to exhibitors and the 60 aircraft expected to be on static display, EBACE will feature about a dozen educational sessions on issues of concern to business aircraft operators. International regulatory officials will also be on hand to discuss business aviation's future.
Geneva PalExpo is adjacent to Geneva International Airport, so visitors will be able to move easily between the convention floor and the static display. For information about exhibitors and the aircraft on display, see www.ebace.aero.
EBACE Convention News, a sister publication of BJT, will publish three daily issues during the event and post show news on www.ainonline.com.