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Dates Secured for European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition from 2006 to 2009

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, January 10, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) are pleased to announce that European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) dates have been confirmed for 2006 through 2009 at the Geneva Palexpo Conference Center. EBACE is the only European exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation.

The EBACE dates are:
  • EBACE2006 – Wednesday, May 3 through Friday, May 5, 2006
  • EBACE2007 – Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24, 2007
  • EBACE2008 – Tuesday, May 20 through Thursday, May 22, 2008
  • EBACE2009 – Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14, 2009
Plans are well underway for EBACE2005, a three-day exhibition that will showcase more than 250 business aviation Exhibitors from around the world and cover nearly 17,000 square meters at Geneva Palexpo from May 18 through 20, 2005. More than 35 aircraft, including nearly every major business aircraft design currently in production, will be on display at Geneva International Airport in the Static Display area immediately adjacent to the exhibit hall. The latest version of the EBACE2005 floorplan is available online at www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/map-floor.php.

EBACE2004, held last May, registered a record 6,487 Attendees – an increase of 8.4 percent over the 2003 total of 5,984 Attendees. It also featured 247 Exhibitors occupying a record 728 3-meter by 3-meter booth spaces in Geneva Palexpo, an increase of 18 percent over the 2003 booth space total of 615 spaces. The Static Display on Geneva International Airport featured a total of 36 business aircraft.

"Since its debut in 2001, EBACE has established itself as the premier business aviation event in Europe," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA and EBAA are committed to further enhancing the effectiveness of this event. We look forward to future successes as EBACE continues to flourish."

These remarks were echoed by the new CEO of EBAA Brian M. Humphries who, in his previous position as EBAA Chairman, has played a key role in the Show since its inception. "As the first event of its kind in Europe dedicated solely to business aviation, EBACE has filled an important gap in a region where the business sector is now growing after the plateau of the 1990s. The combination of NBAA and EBAA expertise in the EBACE partnership works particularly well, and we look forward to continuing to work with our U.S. colleagues and Geneva Palexpo as we develop EBACE to meet market needs."

For more information, visit the official EBACE web site at www.ebace.aero.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves its 7,400 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.