Geneva hosts the business aviation show

Geneva hosts the business aviation show
Geneva hosts the business aviation show

It is an event which is increasingly criticized which returns to Geneva from this Tuesday.

EBACE, the international business aviation show opens on part of the tarmac at the airport. Each year, the event attracts more than 400 exhibitors and 12,000 professional visitors from Europe but also Africa, America, Asia and the Middle East. Environmentalists take the opportunity to denounce the pollution of this sector of activity.

Mobilizations against EBACE

If the decarbonization of the aviation sector is one of the themes with several conferences or round tables on the subject, environmental associations denounce greenwashing. The Extinction Rebellion group points out that private jets pollute 10 times more than a commercial flight and up to 800 times more than a train journey. “Motorized air travel will always require more energy than other modes of travel. Yet EBACE continues to promote the idea of ​​sustainable aviation by offering lectures with descriptions such as: “Find out how integrating Innovative and sustainable aircraft to other modes of transport, such as public transport and carpooling, will reshape transport on a large and small scale “This is simply greenwashing” denounces Extinction Rebellion. This weekend, activists also launched paper planes into the Balexert and Praille shopping centers in Geneva to announce their demonstration this Wednesday.

More than 4,000 jets in Europe

According to the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), Europe represented 9% of the global business aviation market in 2022 (compared to 13% in 2019) with production of nearly 100 million euros and a fleet of more than 4,000 devices. Over this same period, nearly 795,000 flights were recorded at 1,496 European airports.

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