Europe's biggest and most important business aviation show gets under way formally next Monday. EBACE, held annually at the PalExpo convention center, conveniently located at Geneva Airport, will run until May 16 and include attendance by a worldwide audience and exhibitors. New product announcements have begun to appear in advance of the show, which is traditionally a launch pad for new aircraft.
As of Tuesday, there were almost 500 exhibitors, including about 30 static display participants. At EBACE, the static display is just outside the convention hall on the ramp. The exhibitor numbers are on pace with the 2011 show, which saw an attendance of almost 13,000 people.