EBACE 2024

EBACE 2024, Palexpo, Geneva Cointrin Airport, Switzerland 28-30 May. Report by Peter Davison & Colin Coulthard Although some of the major players; notably Gulfstream and Bombardier, lacked a major presence in the static park, they continue to dominate the large business jet sector. Their is even speculation that the 2025 show, scheduled for 20-22 May 2025, might not happen in this style. However, the halls were packed with companies showcasing creativity and innovation. Problems with Brexit, global conflicts and environmental issues continue though perhaps the increasing demand for flexible and convenient airborne communication says more about the state of 'ordinary' commercial airline provision that requires more time at the airport than in the air.

Popham Microlight Show

Popham Microlight Trade Show 4-5 May 2024 Report by Peter and Kim Davison This annual microlight event showcases the rapid development of this sector. Numerous new designs, often from the former Eastern Block nations, bring modern technology and lightweight materials combining with engine maturity. Those slightly lower down the income scale can inspire the young and increase aerial mobility to a level unheard of a few decades ago. The only shadow cast across the event was a planning proposal to build housing on the airfield without any mention of its present use.