The 14th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held between 20th – 22nd May 2014 continued to enhance its reputation as Europe’s largest and most important business aviation trade show. The event, held each year at Geneva’s Palexpo conference centre and the Geneva International Airport, is jointly hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). This well renown industry event brings together government officials, business leaders, manufacturers and representatives from all aspects of business aviation.

Organisers have noted that attendance of the show has increased by more than 7 percent from EBACE 2013 while the number of exhibitors increased by 8 percent, considering that last year the attendee figure was 12,353 and exhibitors figure was 460 this is very impressive and an excellent sign for the industry.

Lauren O’Neill and I attended the conference on behalf of Boston and, as usual, EBACE provided the ultimate opportunity to keep up to speed with the latest developments and news in business aviation, while also providing key networking opportunities with other industry professionals, intermediaries along with existing and potential clients. Despite the back to back meetings we did manage to visit the ever impressive static display on show outside the conference centre!

Boston’s aviation administration services from our Isle of Man and Malta offices include:

•             Tax and VAT efficient structuring (for both private and business operations)
•             Importation services
•             Leasing arrangements
•             International registration services
•             Comprehensive aviation administration
•             Accounting services

Our aviation administration offering focuses on providing our clients and intermediaries with a first class professional service with international expertise.  We have built our proposition around a team of industry specialists to ensure we are at the forefront of developments in our respective jurisdictions. Our Aviation expert, Katherine Ellis has over 15 years experience in the offshore market and has spent the last 10 years specialising in the yachting and aviation sectors. Katherine was instrumental in growing the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and has been involved in establishing structures for more than 100 aircraft during her career. She is well known and respected within both the aviation and yachting world and is a regular speaker at international industry meetings, seminars and at conferences.