With Malta making a name for itself as an aviation hub, we were delighted to attend and support the first ever Malta Aviation Conference and Expo (MACE), which took place 30 October to 1 November. Our team were on hand throughout the expo to update customers on Air BP’s latest developments throughout the Mediterranean region and across Europe.
With more than 350 aircraft listed and the number of airlines and leasing companies calling Malta home increasing all the time, the expo provided a great networking platform. It was also the perfect opportunity for the Maltese government to showcase its plans to launch new aircraft leasing and financial legislations before the end of 2019. In addition, the government is working on updates to the Aircraft Registration Act and the Air Navigation Order to ensure safe, efficient operations are maintained.
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Last month saw us heading to Las Vegas to attend and support the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
Highlights of the show included Gulfstream unveiling the latest addition to its fleet – The Gulfstream G700 – the largest business jet ever. Embraer hit the jackpot announcing a US$1.4bn business jet deal with Flexjet, while Boeing revealed two of its 787-9 aircraft had been purchased with a combined list price of $564m. Pilatus revealed its new PC-12 NGX which incorporates an improved engine and redesigned cabin.
Sustainability was high on the agenda at this year’s show with various speakers emphasising that the business and general aviation community is in a prime position to lead the way when it comes to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Our stand certainly proved a popular talking point during the show with around 300 visitors. It featured a display showing how common household waste can be used to create a sustainable jet fuel. We also made our brand of SAF, BP Biojet, available to general and business aviation customers flying to the event from or via Stockholm Arlanda Airport. And we showcased our collaboration with Lightsource BP through which we are installing solar panel farms at airports in North America.
“We are delighted to be putting SAF at the heart of our NBAA exhibition and to be supporting the SAF fly-in at the event,” said Irene Lores, Air BP’s global sales and marketing director. “We believe it is important to keep working with multiple suppliers, customers and partners, to support the commercialisation of SAF.”
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This year’s Dubai Airshow (17-21 November) is set to be the biggest show ever. More than 1,300 exhibitors and 165 aircraft will be on display and more than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend the five-day event.
We’re looking forward to supporting the airshow and if you’re attending you certainly won’t miss us as we will be taking over the whole entrance area both inside and outside. We’ll be talking about how we’re fuelling a sustainable future as well as our industry-leading operating standards.
Make sure you drop by our booth (1265) to find out more about our developments in Dubai and throughout the Middle East.