Jet Expo Focuses Russia on Business Jets

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As the business aviation community gets ready for the National Business Aviation Association convention in Atlanta next week, the Russians are having a show of their own, and it's attracting some attention. Jet Expo starts today in the Crocus City Exhibition Center near Moscow and it appears most of the major business aircraft manufacturers and suppliers will be there. Embraer took a Legacy 600 to the show and says it's a significant mark on its calendar. "Russia, as well as all of Eastern Europe, is an important business aviation market, which makes Jet Expo the first Russian trade show exclusively for this segment a good opportunity for expanding our business in the region," said Embraer spokesman Colin Steven.

The convention, a first for Russia, is being held at a state-of-the-art business exhibition center that hosts a variety of events each year. It's been running since 2004.