EBACE 2015

Celebrating its 15th year, EBACE is the premier aviation event for the European business aviation community. Showcasing international exhibitors, the event takes place at Geneva’s Palexpo Conference and Exhibition Center, just walking distance from Geneva International Airport. The convention will bring industry leaders, political figures and manufacturers together to discuss the latest products and developments in aviation.

EBACE is jointly hosted by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and delegates will travel from all over the world to attend.

Swiss Immigration

Non-EU passengers:

Some non-EU passport holders are allowed to enter and remain in the European Union for up to three months without a visa. It’s important to check whether your nationality is included in this category prior to your trip. If not, you will need to organize a visa prior to arrival in the EU. For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/

EU passengers:

• A Passport or EU country ID allows for a stay of up to 90 days without visa.

• An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors.

Note:

Passports or any passport replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to the date of travel will not be accepted.

Tourists must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in the EU and those without a return or onward ticket could be refused entry.

EU crew:

• A Passport or EU country ID and crew airline ID are required.

• An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors.

Non-EU crew:

• A Passport is required.

• All crew members are required to be listed on a General Declaration and hold an airline identity card.

Swiss Customs Rules

Import regulations:

From the age of 17, there is free import of tobacco products, (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco), and alcoholic beverages, (2 liters up to 15 % volume and 1 liter over 15 % volume). For quantities in excess of this allowance, a tax of CHF 4.60 (Swiss Franc) applies per 0.1 liter. The maximum allowance of wine is 20 liters.

Only used personal effects such as clothing, cameras and other articles of general use are duty exempt. Goods without distinct traces of use may be subject to import duty.

Food from EU Member States is permitted, provided it is intended for personal consumption.

It is forbidden to bring in any meat, eggs, milk, honey or other products of animal origin from non-EU Member States.

Note: Wild fauna and flora: restrictive measures apply to fruits, plants, plant material and soil. For more information contact “Bundesamt fur Landwirtschaft, Pflanzenschutzdienst” CH-3003 Bern. Tel.: +41-31/3222590 or +41-31/3222565.

Export regulations:

Free export without restrictions, except cheese in excess of 15 kgs., gold and number of watches must be declared.

Baggage Clearance

• Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Switzerland.

• The baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Switzerland and baggage of passengers who embarked in an EU Member State are exempt.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.

Currency

Currency Import regulations:

• There are no restrictions on the import of the local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies.

Currency Export regulations:

• There are no restrictions on the export of the local currency (Swiss Franc-CHF) and foreign currencies.

Airport

Geneva, CHE

• N 46° 14.3′ E 06° 06.6′ Mag Var: 0.0°W

• Elevation: 1411′

• Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST

Sunday 29th March 2015 02:00 (DST) UTC/GMT+2h

It’s necessary to apply for a runway slot (PPR) through an agent for private, commercial and non-commercial flights.

Parking restriction by NOTAM- 1 night stop from May 16 until May 22.

Most congested or peak hours are from 0900z > 1300z and 1700z>2000z

There is a restriction on the airport schedule from 0500Z > 2100Z

Congestion may cause delays during these times.

Significant NOTAM:

(A0115/15 NOTAMN

Q) LSAS/QFALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/4614N00607E005

A) LSGG B) 1505160400 C) 1505222200

D) 0400-2200

E) DUE TO PRKG CONGESTION DRG BUSINESS AVIATION EXHIBITION (EBACE)

MAX OF 1 NGT STOP GND TIME ALLOWED EXC FOR HOME BASED OPR

OR USERS OF PRIVATE PRKG OR COMMERCIAL SKED TFC.

TEST, TRAINING AND SCHOOL FLT USING CONC RWY INCLUDING DEP

TO OTHER AD PROHIBITED.

AD NOT TO BE PLANNED FOR DIVERSION OR ALTN.

PPR PROC REMAINS UNCHANGED.)

Fuel

• UAS Fuel Service availability of both truck and hydrant

• 100LL, Jet A-1

Location

The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition 2015 takes place at the Palexpo, Route François-Peyrot 30CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex.

The Palexpo is a ten-minute walk from Geneva International Airport.

Accommodation

Hotels close to the Palexpo:

• Hotel Campanile Geneve Aeroport Palexpo

• Appart’Hôtel and Spa Ferney Genève

• Residhome Genève Prévessin Le Carré d’Or

Hotels close to Geneva Airport:

• Nash Airport Hotel

• NH Geneva Airport Hotel

• Starling Hotel Geneva

Transport

Train

There are two train stations in Geneva, one in the city and one in the airport. The Palexpo is a ten minute walk from the airport station.

Bus

Buses are available from Geneva Palexpo to the city and the main train station.

The Number 5 bus links the Palexpo with the city center in 20 minutes and runs from early morning to late evening.

Taxi

Taxis can be preordered, hailed on the street or found at any taxi rank.

Fares between airport and city range from about CHF 30 to CHF 35 depending on the time, traffic conditions and number of passengers.