EBACE Report - 23 May 2023

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23 May 2023  

EBACE2023 Opening Keynote: Embrace Diversity to Drive Success, Sustainability

The importance of teamwork in driving innovation and sustainability was showcased throughout the Opening Keynote Session at the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2023). “I feel like I’m learning all the time [from] successful people in other industries,” said keynote speaker Susie Wolff. “Learning is a continuous journey… and we’re surrounded by a lot of young dynamic people [who] force you to come out of your comfort zone.” Watch a video interview with Toto and Susie Wolff and read more about the keynote session.

Decarbonizing Business Aviation

OEMs Share Perspectives on Decarbonizing Business Aviation

Leaders of six major business aircraft OEMs met on stage at EBACE2023 to discuss efforts to decarbonize the industry and work toward the goal of net-zero carbon emissions from business aviation by 2050. “Business aviation has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology,” said EBAA Chair Juergen Wiese. “We must make sure we remain an incubator… and come together collaboratively with the next generation workforce to [make] tangible progress” toward sustainability. Read more.

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Air Taxis Are Coming Next Year

AAM Leaders: Air Taxis Are Coming Next Year

Global business aviation leaders taking part in a panel discussion at EBACE2023 shared unique insights surrounding the impending launch of commercial, on-demand advanced air mobility. “We want first of all to bring [AAM] and a sustainable network to everyone,” said Dirk Hoke, CEO of Germany-based Volocopter, adding that its battery-powered eVTOLs are expected to begin service next summer, when the company plans to offer commercial passenger flights during the 2024 Paris Olympics. Learn more.

About EBACE: Held 23 to 25 May 2023, at Geneva’s Palexpo, with an aircraft display held at the adjacent Geneva International Airport, EBACE is the region’s largest show dedicated to showcasing business aviation products and services to thousands of the region’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs and other purchase decision-makers. EBACE is jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States.