A Glimpse into the Future of Business Aviation in Geneva

The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) 2024, held from May 28 to 30 in Geneva, Switzerland, showcased the latest innovations and trends in business aviation. This premier event brought together industry leaders, manufacturers, government officials, and aviation professionals from around the globe, highlighting the industry’s commitment to sustainability and technological advancement.

Highlights of EBACE 2024

1. Cutting-Edge Aircraft Displays: One of the most anticipated features of EBACE is the static display of aircraft. This year was no exception, with over 50 aircraft on display at Geneva International Airport. Attendees had the opportunity to explore a wide range of business jets, turboprops, helicopters, and advanced air mobility (AAM) solutions. Leading manufacturers such as Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, and Embraer showcased their newest models, including some that made their European debut at the event.

2. Sustainable Aviation Initiatives: Sustainability was a central theme at EBACE 2024. The business aviation community is increasingly committed to reducing its environmental impact, and this was reflected in the numerous discussions, presentations, and exhibits focused on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), electric and hybrid propulsion systems, and other green technologies. The exhibition highlighted innovations aimed at achieving carbon neutrality, underscoring the industry’s dedication to a more sustainable future.

3. Technology and Innovation: EBACE 2024 emphasized the role of technology and innovation in driving the industry forward. From advancements in avionics and connectivity to breakthroughs in autonomous flight and urban air mobility (UAM), the event showcased the cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionizing business aviation. Interactive exhibits and demonstrations allowed attendees to experience firsthand the technological advancements that are enhancing safety, efficiency, and passenger comfort.

Key Takeaways

1. The Future of Business Aviation is Sustainable: The industry’s commitment to sustainability was evident throughout EBACE 2024. With ongoing investments in sustainable technologies and a focus on reducing carbon emissions, business aviation is poised to play a significant role in achieving global environmental goals. The adoption of SAF and the development of electric and hybrid aircraft are critical steps towards a greener future.

2. Technological Innovation is Transforming the Industry: The rapid pace of technological advancement is reshaping business aviation. Innovations in avionics, connectivity, and propulsion systems are enhancing operational efficiency, safety, and passenger experience. The emergence of UAM and AAM solutions is set to revolutionize urban transportation, offering new opportunities for business aviation.

3. Collaboration is Key to Industry Growth: EBACE 2024 highlighted the importance of collaboration among industry stakeholders. By working together, manufacturers, operators, regulators, and service providers can address common challenges, drive innovation, and create a sustainable and prosperous future for business aviation.


EBACE 2024 in Geneva highlighted the resilience and forward-thinking nature of the business aviation industry. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and technological innovation, the event underscored a promising future for business aviation, positioning EBACE as a crucial platform for industry progress.

Gregory Escaich, CEO

Julien Vivarelli, Head of Sales

Source: EBACE 2024