Noticing that aircraft finance companies were more prominent here this year, EBACE Convention News did a quick walkabout to see when they first had booths at the show and what their impressions were.
Although already rated as “the best handling service in the world,” Universal Aviation (Booth No. 347) wants to make sure its customers are not keeping the secret to themselves. Accordingly, the division of Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. 337) is here at EBACE to give away a year’s worth of ground support at any of its worldwide locations to the winner of a drawing on Thursday morning.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (Booth No. 7994) has announced the recipient of its Fifth Annual Combs Gates Award. The Annapolis, Md.-based winner, Jane Birch, will receive a $20,000 cash prize for her soon-to be published book, They Flew Proud. The work was inspired by the World War II experiences of her father, Gardner Birch, a flight instructor in the Civilian Pilot Training Program.
The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, which hosted its inaugural event here just six years ago with relatively modest ambitions, has blossomed into what some exhibitors now regard as the most important event on their show calendar.
Carl F. Booth & Co had one of the most eye-catching displays at the DeCrane booth at this year’s NBAA Convention. The Wichita-based maker of wood veneers brought to the convention a six-foot-wide 3-D, wood-inlay mosaic of a business jet interior made of some two dozen exotic woods from all over the world.