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Aviation Industry attracts significant interest

Twelve companies operating in Malta's thriving aviation and aerospace industry registered significant interest and good business prospects whilst showcasing their offering at one of the industry's major events in Europe, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held in Geneva, Switzerland this week.

The companies' participation was supported by Malta Enterprise and Transport Malta under the capping of the "Aviation Malta" concept, in collaboration with the Malta Business Aviation Association.

On their part Malta Enterprise and Transport Malta jointly promoted the vast range of services Malta offers in the aviation industry and ancillary services, such as aircraft registration, aircraft financing and management, aircraft maintenance, aviation training and support, as well as corporate services.

Malta Enterprise and Transport Malta also gave details of the wide-ranging support and assistance that companies operating within this sector in Malta can benefit from.

Interest was particularly forthcoming in the recently-inaugurated Safi Aviation Park, a €17 million project that is set to boost the infrastructure available for the aviation and aerospace industry to continue flourishing, as well as in Malta's attractive aviation register which offers a solid regulatory framework, including that for Air Operator Certificates, coupled with a pro-business approach.

With over 54,000 square metres of space, EBACE provides the ideal platform for companies involved in the aviation and aerospace industry to showcase their latest innovations and serves as an excellent brokerage event for new clients and investment opportunities.

Nearly 300 exhibiting companies from around the world took part in this year's edition, amongst which the Maltese companies, namely 3a Accountants, Aeronautica (Malta) Ltd, Aviatrax Ltd, BizAv Ltd, DC Aviation, EMCS International, EMD (Malta), Globe Aviation Malta, International Management Services Ltd, Orion (Malta) Ltd, RSM Malta and S&D Aviation Ltd.

Moreover, more than 60 aircraft, including nearly every major business aircraft design in current production, was on display in a special 18,000-square-meter Static Display area at the nearby Geneva International Airport.

Organised by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), respectively the leading associations for business aviation in Europe and the USA, the twelfth consecutive edition of the event also comprised education sessions and maintenance and operations sessions.