Who we are

About us

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is the leading organisation for operators of business aircraft in Europe. EBAA represents more than 700 companies from across the entire value chain of the European Business aviation industry.

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Our Mission

To enable responsible, sustainable growth for Business aviation, enhancing connectivity and creating opportunities.

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What we do

Representing members

EBAA works to improve safety standards and share knowledge, to further positive regulation, and to ease all aspects of carefully tailored, flexible, point to point air transportation for individuals, governments, businesses and local communities in the most time-efficient way possible. Founded in 1977 and based in Brussels (Belgium), EBAA represents more than 700 companies, corporate operators, commercial operators, manufacturers, airports, fixed-base operators, and more, with a total fleet of more than 1,000 aircraft. The association provides more than 50 products and services to the Business aviation community, including the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Europe’s largest Business aviation trade show.

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Working Groups

Our working groups are the engine room of EBAA. This is the place where our community raises industry challenges, debates issues, conceives ideas and solutions.

Each working group is made up of a cross-section of EBAA members, all experts in their specialist areas.

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Our Team

Staff and Experts

Leadership

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Athar Husain Khan Secretary-General
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Robert Baltus Chief Operations Officer
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Shay Ben-Shaool Chief Financial Officer

Policy and Regulatory team

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Johan Glantz Senior Manager, Safety and Regulatory Affairs
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Vanessa Rullier-Francaud Senior Manager, Air Traffic Management and Special Projects
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Belarmino Goncalves Paradela Senior Manager, Economics and Operational Activities
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Bruce Parry Senior Manager, Environment
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Corina Stiubei Manager, Safety Data Analysis and Performance Review

Communications and Advocacy team

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Frederique Luca Senior Manager, Communications
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David Grivet Senior Manager, European Affairs
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Arthur Thomas Senior Manager, Market and Business Intelligence
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Róman Kok Manager, Communications

Events and Exhibitions (EBACE)

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Rachel Clementi Senior Manager, Conference and Innovation Lead
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Justine Biren Manager, Convention and Events

Membership

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Paul Walsh Senior Manager, Member Services
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Flora Stavropoulou Coordinator, Membership and Event Sales

HR, Finances and Administration

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Christine Mairesse Senior Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Board of Governors

Chairman

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Juergen Wiese EBAA Chairman of the Board of Governors

Board members

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Marc Bailey CEBAA Chairman
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Stefan Benz Jet Aviation
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Maxime Bouchard JetFly Aviation SA - EBAA Treasurer
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Stanley Bugeja DC Aviation Malta
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Tony Cramp Shell Aircraft Limited
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Marwan Khalek GAMA Aviation Ltd.
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Hervé Laitat LuxAviation Belgium
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Pascal Lhoest NetJets Europe
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Johan Van Lokeren Flyinggroup
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Hélène Niedhart CAT Aviation
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Paolo Sommariva AMAC Chairman
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Paul Tiba Airlec Air Espace
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Graham Williamson Sonas Aviation
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Bertrand D'Yvoire Dassault Falcon Service

The history of EBAA

1977 The beginning

How it started

Dr. Ir. F.J. Philips and François Chavatte of IBM Europe co-founded the “International Business Aviation Association (Europe)”, in the Netherlands with 12 founding members. François Chavatte is elected as its first President, holding this post until 2003. He was also Chairman from 1986-1996.

1984 To Brussels

The place to be

Recognising that Brussels was the strategic place to be, the Association moved to Belgium and became known as the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

1996 Evolution

Leadership

Brian Humphries joins EBAA as Chairman, holding this post until 2004. Following his retirement from Shell Aircraft International in 2005 he became CEO of EBAA, and in 2009 assumed the dual role of President and CEO.

2000 EBACE

A premier event

The first European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) takes place in Geneva. This event becomes the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community.

2011 Evolution

Leadership

Fabio Gamba is appointed Chief Executive Officer of EBAA, taking over from Brian Humphries who remained in the role of EBAA President.

2017 Anniversary

40 years of EBAA

EBAA celebrates 40 years of operations with 685 members, representing a fleet of over 1000 aircraft! In the same year, Brian Humphries retires from the role of EBAA President and becomes an Honorary Member, along with François Chavatte.

2018 Shifting Perceptions

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons is the EBAA's 5-year campaign to share facts, stories, and insights to help ensure Business Aviation is recognized by key stakeholders as being a pioneering, accessible, indispensable and desirable transport option.