June 7, 2018 – Monaco – Less than a week ago, Boutsen Aviation was on site in Geneva at
EBACE, Europe’s largest business aviation convention.
On Monday, May 28, the day before the official opening of the show, President Dominique
Trinquet participated in the EBACE International Aircraft Transaction Seminar, a panel discussion
on the global market environment. Other panelists within the discussion included Mike Dwyer of
Guardian Jet and Steve Varsano of The Jet Business, with moderator Janine Iannarelli of Par
Avion Ltd. “Africa is a promising market” commented Mr. Trinquet when asked about the state of
new upcoming territories, “but the big problem in this market is finding the right financial solutions.”
Boutsen Aviation has its eyes turned towards the up and coming African market, having recently
joined the Monegasque organization CEMA, a club of enterprises with interests in Africa.
As the show opened on Tuesday morning at 10 am, a roll tide of visitors poured across the bright
blue carpet of the Palexpo Exhibition Hall. Further down on the Static Display, the two large aircraft
at the Boutsen stand were ready and waiting to welcome the influx of guests. The magnificent
Airbus A319 Corporate Jet MSN 3826 took center stage, with an elegant and classic interior by
Alberto Pinto Design. Just beside it was Falcon 7X MSN 112, an aircraft currently on the Boutsen
Aviation listing. As the rain clouds cleared in the late morning and the show got underway, the
team began to pick up speed with clients and meetings both on board and below the aircraft.
Over the course of the 3-day event, Executive Vice-President Mathieu Pezin signed a letter of
intent for the Dornier 328Jet, and Mr. Trinquet made a Falcon 7X in Deal Pending. “It was a very
successful show” remarks Chairman Thierry Boutsen, “Having the Airbus on display was a great
opportunity, as it was the biggest aircraft we have shown at EBACE to date. We are very pleased
to be further expanding our presence in the heavy jet/biz-jet market.”
Additionally, Boutsen Aviation was featured in Wednesday’s Show News by Aviation Week, and
Wednesday’s Flight Evening News by Flight Global.
The entire team is looking forward to returning again to Geneva in 2019.