Briefs From EBACE 2022—May 23
Lufthansa Technik Revs Up A330 VIP Options
Lufthansa Technik (Booth G55) is presenting an exclusive extension of its new widebody VIP cabin concept EXPLORER: The BRABUS Adventure Lounge enables on-site excursions with 1300R motorcycles carried on board. Lufthansa Technik's specialists have chosen the Airbus A330 widebody airliner as the platform for realizing these desires, placing the lounge in the cargo hold, accessed from the main deck by a staircase.
Kalogridis On The Show Floor
An all-new Origins Collection of luxury aviation carpets makes its debut at Booth W41. The new designs from Kalogridis International reflect the emphasis the company has long placed on sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing. All have been purposefully conceived to provide a thought-provoking palette for designers to satisfy a wide range of tastes and personalities. Using custom colors, textures, materials and tufting, the Origins Collection can be fully personalized to any interior. It can also be coordinated with a custom selection of the company’s own Deconel surface coverings for side panels, bulkheads and selected other aircraft interior surfaces.
Titan Fuels Steps On The Gas In Europe
One of the largest fuel suppliers in the United States, supporting over 550 FBOs, Titan Aviation Fuels has set its sights on European expansion. Following its recent absorption of fuel reseller AKRYL, Titan brings a new portfolio of fueling options as it makes its European debut at Booth Y67. Titan boasts an intuitive digital platform that delivers real-time fuel pricing, comparisons, and quotes to enable direct purchasing. Its new European footprint provides customers with a strengthened network of fuel choices within the Titan Contract Fuel Program when traveling internationally.
Sterling Aviation Launches Next-Gen Logistics Software
Sterling Global Aviation Logistics has launched an enhanced logistics software application, QuickOnline 2.0, specifically for aviation. It provides an easy way for shippers to place orders online and upload documentation. Using latest technologies, the platform now includes many new, time-saving and shipment visibility features. "QuickOnline has always been about making our customers’ jobs easier. This next-gen technology gives the aviation industry what they need to place orders instantly and track their shipments in real-time with full transparency, in a way that works best for them,” says Michael McNally, Quick Group’s VP of IT product management (Booth Z104).
Air Charter Association Achieves Membership Record
With 300 companies now part of the global trade association—of which almost 10 percent were recruited since December 2021—the Air Charter Association (ACA) has attained an all-time membership high. Over the past two years, it has provided advice to navigate key industry challenges such as Brexit, the pandemic, sustainability and, more recently, the conflict in Ukraine. ACA chair Kevin Ducksbury says: “It’s fantastic to see the association growing globally, with so many new members joining from different areas within the air charter industry. We’re looking forward to being on Booth E51 after a three-year break.”
TAG Team Touches ’BACE Again
Following two canceled EBACE shows due to the pandemic, TAG Aviation is resuming its usual high-profile presence at Booth O95; looking forward to talking to its clients in person once again; and introducing recently appointed executives. As well as showcasing its people and the strength of its global presence, which now comprises 12 locations worldwide, TAG’s personnel will be talking about the new organizational structure and explaining initiatives such as the “Aircraft Family Team,” which will further enhance the company’s commitment to Bespoke Service Excellence. TAG manages a global fleet of over 100 aircraft with around 30 available for charter.