EBACE 2018

New aircraft launches dominated the headlines at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, where James and Mike Ronayne found the industry in a positive mood.

Business Aviation

Canada’s Bombardier stole the headlines at the show, unveiling the Global 5500 and 6500. The jets, upgrades to its existing 5000 and 6000 models, feature new Rolls-Royce Pearl engines and a redesigned wing, which the manufacturer claims make the aircraft “cleaner and more efficient”. Bombardier presented its prototype Global 6500, C-FTIO (9313), at a spectacular ceremony held on the eve of the show.

BUSINESS AVIATION’S key players provided an optimistic outlook for the industry during this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), held in Geneva between May 21 and 23.

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