Chapman Freeborn blog

Private jets take centre stage at EBACE 2017

The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) took place in Geneva in May and our specialist private jet team was there to meet with operators and clients, as well as view the 56 aircraft on show.

Among the highlights were several new jets debuting at the show – including the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude which offers the lowest cabin altitude and quietest interior in its class. With a range of 6,482km, the jet is poised for the European charter market by connecting city pairs such as London to Dubai, Paris to Boston or Geneva to New Delhi.

Another new jet which drew crowds was the Vision Jet SF50 – a single-engine, low-wing, seven-seat, very light jet aircraft designed and produced by Cirrus Aircraft.

The manufacturer is aiming to revolutionise the market by creating a whole new category of aircraft designed to flown by the owner. Promoting the concept of the “Personal Jet” – the Vision Jet SF50 fills the untapped void between high performance pistons and the Very Light Jet.

This year’s EBACE 2017 conference brought together operators, government officials, manufacturers, and others from across the aviation industry – so it was the perfect opportunity for our team to meet with partners and discuss new opportunities for working together.

Steve Huddlestone, Manager VIP & Executive Charters, said:

“EBACE is always a great event for us to meet with clients and suppliers – and there’s plenty of optimism that the industry is now returning to a position of strength. It’s been a very busy first half of the year for our private jet team, both in terms of our worldwide music tour activities and other business aviation markets.”

Photographs below taken at EBACE 2017. Cessna Citation Longitude, Bombardier Global 6000, and a Cirrus Vision SF50

EBACE returns to Geneva May 29-31 2018.