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EBACE 2022: HighTech Finishing Eager For Return Trip to Geneva

Read our EBACE 2022 preview as you prepare for the event

Over the past two years, the global pandemic altered international gatherings for the aviation industry. Now, we have the opportunity to re-gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the 2022 EBACE conference.

This year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) conference is set for May 23-25 at the Palexpo international exhibit center. HighTech Finishing will be attending and exhibiting at Booth #U36. We encourage you to add us to your show planner schedule to set aside time to visit with the HighTech team.

Why We Are Eager for EBACE 2022

There are many reasons why HighTech is excited to return to EBACE in Geneva. We’d like to highlight three main reasons.

1. In-person visits! We have not seen many of our international customers since the pandemic. We view EBACE as a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with customers, assess your latest needs, and strategize fresh solutions to elevate the look and feel of aircraft interior parts.

Plus, as we continue to expand our global reach in providing decorative plating for aircraft interior parts, we view this as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with new customers. We are confident that we can take your vision for the aircraft interior and help bring it to life through our superior plating service for interior parts.

2. Exciting new technology! We are also looking forward to Geneva because of the amazing opportunity to learn about the latest aviation technology and futuristic aircraft that will soon be dotting the skies. The presentations and displays from some of the top aircraft manufacturers in the world never disappoint.

Then, our team will be able to apply this learning to our development of new plating solutions for aircraft interior parts. We take great pride in our ability to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology for our business aviation customers. This way, we can continuously meet our customers’ needs for high-quality decorative metal parts that fit any aircraft interior.

3. Stellar program! This year’s program schedule is outstanding. Many aviation business leaders will be speaking or participating in panel discussions during the conference. We are particularly interested in these topical discussions:

  • Long-term Strategies for the Future of Business Aviation
  • Supporting the Launch of AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) Operations Within Business Aviation
  • State of Industry: Presentation & Data Insights
  • Sustainability – A Flight Plan for the Future
  • Operational Challenges in the Next 12 Months

We are particularly interested in learning more about the latest developments around advanced air mobility. We see AAM as an integral part of the future of business aviation, and we plan on being ready to provide our plating services for interior parts used in AAM aircraft.

Connect with HighTech at EBACE 2022

This is an exciting time for our industry as we look forward to gathering together again to share, learn, and collaborate.

Make plans to stop by the HighTech Finishing location in the Palexpo at Booth #U36. View the EBACE 2022 floorplan to map out your visit to our booth.

Planning to attend the convention? Reach out to us in advance so that we can expect to meet with you in person. We look forward to seeing you May 23-25 in Geneva.

Why 24K Gold Is Used in The World’s Most Luxurious Private Jets

Find out why the world’s most luxurious private jets use 24k gold plating for interior parts

For the final word in elite aircraft interior luxury, look no further than 24k gold. Nothing can compete with the lustrous feel, opulent glint, and magnificent aesthetic appeal of pure gold, which is why the world’s most luxurious private jets utilize gold throughout the aircraft interior.

Apart from its ability to create a luminous and luxurious effect in the interior of a private jet, 24k gold is one of the most hygienic and corrosion-resistant finishes that money can buy. With a rich, bright color that is more reflective than brass or copper, gold finishes create a wonderfully classic and timeless ambiance. You simply can’t put a price tag on that.

Solid gold is the ultimate finish for those who want nothing to make a statement about their success on a global scale. Learn more about why now is the time to invest in 24k gold to elevate the interior of your flying palace.

Gold Interior Finishes Are Always Trending for Aircraft

Gold never goes out of style and can add depth, luxury, and warmth to any interior design concept. It is ideal for business moguls and other individuals seeking to create elite spaces.

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, gold makes the ultimate power statement anywhere you go. This premium finish sends an immediate message to passengers that you have achieved a level of success that places you among the upper echelon of air travelers.

In the world of aesthetic visual appeal, gold classically pairs with matte black finishes for a feeling of contrast, capability, and quality. Gold also can take the look of marble, granite, velvet, satin, leather, or cashmere to new levels of top-tier desirability.

Plus, gold can easily be cast into highly detailed shapes as well. This makes it the ultimate plating material for aircraft interior parts.

Gold in Business Jet Interiors: The Ultimate Power Play

HighTech Finishing offers nine distinct types of 24k gold finishes for aircraft interior parts. You can view our impressive selection in the Gold Family from our expansive selection of brilliant decorative metal finishes.

Each of the following 24k gold finishes has a distinct look, allowing you to enjoy interior decor versatility like no other as you look to translate success in the conference room to the air.

– 24K Gold Polished Bright: For the brightest and most luminous golden glow, this highly polished finish is the way to go. It has warm tones of yellow gold to create an ambiance of warmth and shimmering hospitality. It also adds illuminating luster to small or large spaces. This is an instant classic that drips rich magnetism.

– 24K Gold Satin: For a slightly more subtle but equally luxurious feel, our Gold Satin finish is a perfect choice. This soft golden tone goes with warm or cool colors. It complements a range of interior finishes beautifully. This shade wonderfully emboldens tones like coral, rose, cream, cyan, or teal. Smooth to the touch, this finish feels as wonderful as it looks.

– 24K Gold Frosted: Slightly warmer than our Gold Satin tone but cooler than Gold Polished Bright, this Frosted Gold finish is ideal for creating depth and warmth. It is simultaneously modern and classy with the perfect polished luminosity. This color goes with cool hues, amber palettes, colored gems, and rose.

– 24K Gold Light Aged: Looking for something that will add a timeless feeling of elite opulence? This delicately aged shade will do the trick. It’s subtle and muted, yet rich and chic. This light shade complements just about any color palette.

– 24K Gold Medium Aged: For a slightly darker look, this savvy chic shade is a lovely choice. It pairs with wood or stone finishes like teak or marble stunningly. We recommend this color to those seeking a balance of warm and cool tones.

– 24K Gold Dark Aged: Our darkest shade of genuine gold, this 24K Dark Aged finish is ideal for clients who want to subtly incorporate the splendor of gold in a small space. It draws the eye and inspires curiosity while adding an elegant and unquestionably luxurious touch to aviation interiors.

– 24K Matte Gold: Another instant classic, this is easily one of the most popular shades we offer. Matte Gold is elegant and clean with the perfect balance of richness and warmth. This premium finish adds the perfect touch of flair and top-quality elegance without overwhelming a space.

– 24K Gold Hammertone: This Gold Hammertone finish adds depth, contrast, and complexity to any private jet cabin. It also looks at home in professional spaces. If your aircraft interior design includes muted colors or smooth opaque finishes, then Gold Hammertone imparts a charming textural note for aircraft interior parts.

– 24K Gold Pearllite: Last but certainly not least is this shade of Gold Pearlite. With the ideal balance of luster and luminescence, it creates an ambiance of silky smooth grandeur. This is a magnificent choice for those who want to add a feminine touch to a masculine space. It also works well with either neutral palettes or bright colors.

Contact Our Aviation Interior Plating Specialists Today

Let our team elevate your aircraft interior through our 24k gold plating options. Our plating experts can skillfully add this lavish material to interior parts to create a superior look and feel.

We are recognized around the globe for our ability to accentuate and enhance some of the world’s most luxurious private jets through our plating capabilities. Let us apply our expertise to your aircraft interior parts to create a consistently spectacular finish.

To get started on creating a luxury interior that is customized for your greatest desires, contact us today. Our experts are ready to partner with you to capitalize on your business success.

To reach us by phone, dial us toll-free at 1-800-949-0124 or call us locally at 713-666-0550. Alternatively, contact us through our website to inquire about metal finishing services for aircraft interior parts.


NBAA-BACE 2021 Recap: Meeting the Needs of Our Customers with Superior Lead Times

NBAA-BACE 2021 was held October 12-14, 2021 in Las Vegas, with HighTech Finishing exhibiting (photo credit:

One of the highlights of the year for our company was returning to the NBBA-BACE Conference in Las Vegas. After a one-year absence due to the pandemic, NBBA-BACE 2021 was held October 12-14 at the newly-renovated Las Vegas Convention Center.

Several members of our company traveled to Vegas to connect with customers that we haven’t seen in some time, as well as meet some new faces at HighTech Finishing booth #759 in the West Hall.

Our team included Carl Bartuch (CEO), Simon Haining (President), Amanda Taylor (National Sales Manager), Rick Niefield (VP of Sales & Marketing), Naomi Lockhart (Account Manager), and King Chan (Controller). This was Simon’s first NBBA event and Naomi’s last trip before she retires in January!

Because the industry is in an uptick due to increased demand for private aviation, there was tremendous interest in our plating and replating metal finishing options for aviation interior parts. Customers were particularly interested in our track record of exceptional lead times.

How We Support the Needs of Aviation Customers

During NBAA-BACE 2021, we connected with independent designers, refurbishment centers, charter companies, private jet owners (including a famous magician!), and executive-level management on the OEM side. The common need is fast turnarounds on plated parts.

Thanks to our industry-leading process for interior part plating we can meet the needs of each customer group by delivering plated parts on time to help beautify the aircraft interior. We appreciated the opportunity to tell this story to so many members of the aviation community that need reliable partners to support their tight deadlines in the post-COVID environment.

After holding a series of substantial meetings at our booth and at the booths of our customers, we walked away from Las Vegas with confidence that we can provide the appropriate solution for each customer.

Other Highlights from NBAA-BACE 2021

– We caught the eyes of aircraft interior designers with our selection of 130+ decorative plating finishes. Right now, the finishing trend is blacks and grays, particularly in matte finishes. We offer several unique combinations to satisfy this design trend.

– We drew interest in the newest finishes that we have added since the pandemic. There was particular interest in our new offering, “Light Satin Gray,” which fits with the design trend of emphasizing grays in aircraft interior design.

– We noticed there was an overall resurgence of interest in supersonic aircraft. This was one of the themes of NBBA-BACE 2021 emphasizing the opportunity for advanced aircraft capabilities to become more accessible. We are prepared to support the needs of supersonic aircraft manufacturers by plating the aircraft interior parts.

– Our luncheon was an absolute hit. We appreciate everyone that attended our mid-conference luncheon to take a break and enjoy some quality face-to-face time in the midst of a busy conference.


– Overall, our trip to Las Vegas was a success. We enjoyed seeing everyone back in action enjoying a little slice of normalcy post-pandemic. Our team is already looking forward to next year’s NBAA-BACE gathering in October 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

To get in touch with our team to follow up on NBBA-BACE 2021, contact us today to discuss a solution for your aircraft interior. We look forward to hearing from you!