Palexpo, Geneva; Cointrin Airport, Switzerland 21-23rd May 2013 This year's Geneva show was generally upbeat in the exhibition halls but the overall atmosphere was one of concern for the industry, particularly in the Eurozone. Visitor numbers held up but the visiting aircraft park was sparse in comparison to past years; one assumes delegates came by surface or scheduled flights.
May 14-16th Geneva Palexpo Mixed May weather greeted participants and visitors to this year's European Business Show in Geneva. All the major players were represented, this year parked in areas specific to each manufacturer. Gulfstream unified their exhibits with vivid blue circular mats which made a distinctive change from grey concrete. Unfortunately the new G650 departed after day one but the remaining range was dominant. Embraer showcased a Lineage from Morocco and the light jets and turboprop ranges were well represented.
This, the European version of the NBAA is now held every year in Geneva. This year on 19-21st May. There is a large static display, numerous exhibitions and some flight demonstrations. The Geneva airport continues to operate throughout. The relaxed atmosphere and good weather made it a very enjoyable event.