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EBACE sees launch of global broker initiative for private jet industry

This week we’re at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva for the launch of our new Global Broker initiative – a new service offering immediate worldwide support to smaller private jet brokers and operators.

Under the programme, partnering companies will be able to call on Chapman Freeborn’s expertise when undertaking air charters in unfamiliar, challenging or financially restrictive regions.

Read the full press release here.

Our initiative has been welcomed by charter brokers and operators attending EBACE 2013, a three-day event featuring exhibits, a static display of private jet aircraft and a host of sessions addressing the key issues facing business aviation in Europe.

In addition to the launch of the Global Broker initiative, there have been a number of big industry announcements at EBACE – including several from the leading private jet manufacturers who are showcasing their latest models at the event.

Embraer’s newest business jet – the Legacy 500 – made its first appearance outside of Brazil and has proved a major draw. The aircraft – the first mid size business jet to operate with full fly-by-wire technology – is the third of the type to join the test programme which has now passed the 300 hour stage.

Meanwhile, Bombardier is showcasing the first production Learjet 75 which features a Bombardier Vision Flight Deck with an interior influenced from its bigger stablemate, the Learjet 85 aircraft.

However, the biggest media scrum of the day (aside from John Travolta’s brief appearance on the Bombardier stand) was reserved for Pilatus who unveiled the PC 24, billed as the world’s first “Super Versatile Jet”.

According to the Swiss manufacturer, the PC-24 is the first business jet worldwide with the ability to use very short runways, paved or unpaved, and a cargo door as standard.

The cabin interior will be available in a wide choice of different configurations ranging from an executive layout with 6-8 passenger seats to a commuter setup with room for up to 10 passengers, or even combi-versions with ample space for passengers and cargo, right through to special installations for emergency medical flights.

Below are a few photos from the event so far. If you would like to find out more about Chapman Freeborn’s Global Broker initiative or set up a meeting at EBACE please email

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