It represents a record number of airplanes arriving at the
conference powered by sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF)
A total of 23 business aircraft arrived at Geneva Airport for the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) using alternative fuels, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced.
The Aircraft that participated in this first-ever EBACE SAJF Fly-In are showcased at the event’s static display. While Gulfstream flew a G450 across the Atlantic Ocean in 2011, the focus comes as U.S. politicians have stepped up rhetoric about aviation’s impact on the economy.
“Today, it is more evident than ever how unified our
industry is in working toward the goal of continually reducing emissions through
innovation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “Business aviation has always
led the way in promoting technologies that advance the sustainability of
flight, and it is appropriate that we highlight our focus in this area through
this record-setting fly-in.”
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Surf Air last week has retreated from Europe. It comes less than 18 months after it launched flights with a single Embraer Phenom 300 and the promise of additional aircraft, including the Pilatus PC-12. As part of the launch, Surf Air had recruited the former chairman of the British Airways – American Airlines transatlantic alliance Simon Talling-Smith and had enlisted Flairjet, the U.K. operator owned by Directional Aviation to operate its Phenom.
As previously reported, Surf Air Europe last week launched on June 23rd with a single route from London’s Luton Airport to Ibiza, Spain. London to Cannes starts on July 4, and after that Zurich looks like it will join the network in September. The U.S. by the seat private aviation membership provider has been operating since 2013. This demonstrates Surf Air’s confidence in expanding this service into Europe.