CAA attends European aviation exhibition

The
Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands recently promoted the Cayman
Islands Aircraft Registry at the 10th annual European Business Aviation
Conference & Exhibition trade show in Geneva, Switzerland.

The
Aviation Authority was joined by Joannah Small of local law firm Maples &
Calder, representing Cayman’s legal and financial community.

The
authority’s exhibition stand also featured presentation materials from the
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism’s UK/European office and Island Air, the
local FBO and ground-handler. The Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry is an
attractive choice for foreign individuals and corporations, the authority said
in a press statement, stating private and corporate aircraft owners and brokers
had voiced their pleasure at the process of registering an aircraft on the
registry.

The
CI Aircraft Registry currently has about 180 aircraft registered from
manufacturers such as Gulfstream, Boeing Business Jet, Airbus Corporate Jet,
Embraer, Dassault Falcon, Cessna Citation and Bombardier Global Express.

CAACI
Director-General P.H. Richard Smith said that “despite the global economic
downturn experienced in 2009, the business aviation industry is showing signs
of strength again.”

Commenting
on the exhibition he stated: “This year’s EBACE was the largest to date which
presented an invaluable opportunity for the CAACI and its business partners to
interact with clients, potential clients, financiers, legal advisors and other
regulatory authorities.

“The
collaborative presence of public sector and private sector organisations whose
businesses are impacted by aircraft registration in this jurisdiction is vital
to the continued growth of the CI Aircraft Registry,” Mr. Smith added.

The
show’s exhibit and static display spaces were completely sold out with 436
exhibitors and 65 aircraft at the Geneva International Airport. The show
attracted 11,174 attendees during the three day event, which is 257 more attendees
than last year.  

Every
year CAACI partners with the local business community to offer a prize package
for a raffle at EBACE. This year’s contributors included Cayman Airways,
Tortuga Rum Company, Sunshine Suites Resort and Lobster Pot and one lucky
aviation business associate was awarded a holiday package.

To
review the highlights for this event please visit http://www.ebace.aero

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Group photo of EBACE attendees. From left, Joannah Small of Maples & Calder, P. H. Richard Smith Director-General of CAACI, Nicoela McCoy, Director of Commercial Affairs Regulation & Administration,CAACI; David Biehn, Director of Air Safety Regulation,CAACI; Cherish Sanchez Business Development Admin Assistant, CAACI, Barry Goodliffe, Senior Surveyor, CAACI Europe.
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