Dedicated Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demo Zone to Debut at EBACE2015

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, Feb. 11, 2015 –  Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a growing part of the business aviation community worldwide, and offer great promise for a variety of applications, including opportunities for those individuals and companies that rely on aviation as a part of doing business.

Following a successful debut of UAS programming at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2015) will feature a dedicated UAS demo zone where attendees can see the latest UAS products in action, in addition to taking part in an education session focusing on the European Commission’s regulations regarding UAS, or remotely piloted aircraft systems, as they are better known in Europe.

“UAS bring new opportunities and challenges for businesses, and NBAA has long maintained that any introduction plan for UAS be thoughtful, deliberative and focused on safety,” said Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, which hosts EBACE2015 along with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). “We hope a UAS demo zone, in addition to an informative education session, will help answer EBACE2015 attendees’ questions as to the best use of these devices for their business, as well as demonstrate their versatility and potential value to companies around the world.”

Peter Van Blyenburgh, founder and president of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, will moderate a panel about the challenges and opportunities for UAS in business aviation. Panelists include experts from SESAR Joint Undertaking, Jarus, Thales, the European Aviation Safety Agency and SenseFly. The session will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the Inspiration Zone in Hall 5.

EBACE2015 organizers seek to offer exhibitors and UAS manufacturers a venue in which to showcase the unique capabilities and features of their product directly to the numerous buyers of business aviation products expected to attend the show. Exhibitors may perform live demonstrations of their UAS for attendees all three days of the convention in a 12m-by-12m netted pavilion, dedicated exclusively to showcasing UAS technology.

To learn more about demonstrating UAS in the Demo Zone at EBACE2015, please contact NBAA Exhibits Manager Rachel Thomas at or (202) 478-7760.

EBACE2015 is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. Celebrating its 15th year, the convention brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation. More than 13,000 business aviation professionals are expected to attend this year’s show, along with more than 500 exhibiting companies.

EBACE2015 runs from May 19 to 21 at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva, Switzerland, with a static display of aircraft at the adjacent Geneva International Airport. For more information visit the EBACE2015 website.

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