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FOOTBALL EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022
2022 FIFA WORLD CUPThe 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia.
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONSThe 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021), is the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament is being hosted by Cameroon, and taking place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.
UEFA LEAGUE OF NATIONSThe 2022–23 UEFA Nations League will be the third season of the UEFA Nations League, an international association football competition involving the men’s national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA. The competition will be held from June to September 2022 (league phase), June 2023 (Nations League Finals), and March 2024 (relegation play-outs).
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPThe 2021 FIFA Club World Cup is scheduled to be the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation’s league champions. The tournament will be held from 3 to 12 February 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEThe 2021–22 UEFA Champions League is the 67th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 30th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. The final will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUEThe 2021–22 UEFA Europa League is the 51st season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 13th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. The final will be played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville, Spain.
UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUEThe UEFA Europa Conference League (abbreviated as UECL), colloquially referred to as the UEFA Conference League, is an annual football club competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for eligible European football clubs. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the third tier of European club football, after the Champions League and the Europa League. Introduced for the 2021–22 season, the league will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League competition, which was reduced from 48 to 32 teams in the group stage.
COPA LIBERTADORESThe 2022 Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores will be the 63rd edition of the CONMEBOL Libertadores (also referred to as the Copa Libertadores), South America’s premier club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUEThe 2021–22 Premier League is the 30th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992.
FA CUPThe 2021–22 FA Cup is the ongoing, 141st season of the oldest football tournament in the world, the Football Association Challenge Cup.
LA LIGAThe 2021–22 La Liga is the 91st season of La Liga, Spain’s premier football competition. It began on 13 August 2021 and will conclude on 22 May 2022.
COPA DEL REYThe Campeonato de España–Copa de Su Majestad el Rey, commonly known as Copa del Rey or simply La Copa and formerly known as Copa del Generalísimo (1939–76), is an annual knockout football competition in Spanish football, organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
BUNDESLIGAThe 2021–22 Bundesliga is the 59th season of the Bundesliga, Germany’s premier football competition. It began on 13 August 2021 and will conclude on 14 May 2022.
GERMAN FOOTBALL CUPThe 2021–22 DFB-Pokal is the 79th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participate in the competition, including all teams from the previous year’s Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 6 August 2021 with the first of six rounds and will end on 21 May 2022 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985.
SERIE AThe 2021–22 Serie A is the 120th season of top-tier Italian football, the 90th in a round-robin tournament, and the 12th since its organization under an own league committee, the Lega Serie A.
COPPA ITALIAThe 2021–22 Coppa Italia is the 75th edition of the national cup in Italian football.
SPORTING EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022
BEIJING 2022The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022 , are an upcoming international winter multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing and venuesnear neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People’s Republic of China.
FORMULA 1Formula 1 has revealed the calendar for the 2022 season, with a record-breaking 23 Grand Prix schedule being approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council. The season will begin in Bahrain on 20 March and finish in Abu Dhabi on 20 November, one month before Christmas – with Miami hosting the first of two races in the United States.
MOTOGPThe provisional 2022 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar has been released, consisting of 21 Rounds running from March to November that include visits to two new venues in Indonesia and Finland.
WRCThe 2022 FIA World Rally Championship will be the fiftieth season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing competition recognized by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallying.
FAI WECSeason 10 marks the tenth anniversary of the FIA World Endurance Championship, a landmark year for the series which is about to enter a new golden era of sportscars. The 24 Hours of Le Mans – the cornerstone of the FIA WEC – will return to its tradition slot in June. The calendar also features popular and iconic tracks such as Sebring, Spa, Monza, Fuji and Bahrain.
CLASSIC CARSDon’t miss these 12 major classic car events in 2022. While there’s always uncertainty around which events will actually take place in the New Year, we’ve still booked out our calendars for these twelve eagerly-awaited landmark events in 2022.
SKIThe International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup is the premier circuit for alpine skiing competition. The inaugural season launched in January 1967, and the 2021–22 season marks the 56th consecutive year for the FIS World Cup. This season began in October 2021 in Sölden, Austria, and is intended to conclude in mid-March 2022 at the finals in Courchevel/Méribel, France. It will be interrupted for most of February by the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
SAILINGFor the past two years, the ocean racing and regatta program has been disrupted by the Covid-19 epidemic. While some races have been held behind closed doors, others have been postponed or rescheduled.
HORSE RACINGHorse racing – flat and jumps – is a huge sporting tradition in the UK and across the world. Featuring the English Classics, the Grand Nationals, Gold Cups and the Derby, the British racing calendar is action-packed throughout the year. From Ayr to Ascot and Dubai to Melbourne, we look at the major horse races and events taking place in 2022.
GOLFHere are all the dates and venues for all of golf’s majors in 2022, along with the details for other significant events in the golfing calendar over the next 12 months.
TENNISATP tour schedules include numerous tournaments and Grand Slams throughout the year. There are 68 competitions in 2022, including 13 ATP 500 tournaments, the Davis Cup, the Laver Cup, and the four coveted Grand Slams – Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbeldon and US Open.
CYCLINGIn road bicycle racing, a Grand Tour is one of the three major European professional cycling stage races: Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta a España. Collectively they are termed the Grand Tours, and all three races are similar in format being three week races with daily stages. They have a special status in the UCI regulations: more points for the UCI World Tour are distributed in Grand Tours than in other races, and they are the only stage races allowed to last longer than 14 days.
LUXURY GOODS AND FASHION EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022
EBACEEBACE is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. This major media event brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly all aspects of business aviation.
MEBAAThe MEBAA Show is the leading Business Aviation Exhibition in the MENA region and is a MUST attend event for companies across the entire industry.
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOWThe biggest, most exciting Marine and Lifestyle show in the region will be back in 2022 at a worldclass maritime neighbourhood – Dubai Harbour.
MYBA CHARTER SHOWAs a Professional Trade Show, the MYBA Charter Show, with its long history and dedication to quality, is a business occasion and a true celebration of yachting. It brings together the world’s leading luxury charter professionals and provides them with the opportunity to appraise some of the finest yachts available for charter, meet with captains and crew, and explore an exceptional array of ancillary services.
THE MEDITERRANEAN YACHT SHOW (MEDYS)The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) is preparing to return to the global yachting calendar and the Greek Yachting Association (GYA) is delighted to announce the show dates for 2022.The 7th MEDYS, the world’s largest exhibition of commercial crewed charter yachts, will be held from April 30 to May 4 2022, once again in the picturesque port of Nafplion in Greece.
THE SUPERYACHT SHOW BARCELONAEstablished in 2018 to allow superyacht buyers and charter guests – along with their preferred brokers and representatives – to familiarize themselves with the world’s best superyachts, The Superyacht Show Barcelona is an unmissable event in the Mediterranean.
TYBA YACHT CHARTER SHOWThe TYBA Yacht Charter Show after being warmly hosted by the Yalıkavak marina since the first show in 2018, is now moving to Göcek, an exciting, beautiful new location emerging as the new hot-stop for Turkish yachting, the relocation to Göcek represents a reinvigoration of the show.
CANNES YACHTING FESTIVALThe Yachting Festival hosts every year an eclectic offer of boats from 3 to 50 meters on-water and less than 10 meters ashore. These boats are sailing or motor, monohull or multihull, rigid or semi-rigid hull.Meet the biggest actors in the boating industry and their latest innovations in unparalleled visiting conditions!
MONACO YACHT SHOWThe Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is an annual international show dedicated to the world of superyachts.Inaugurated in 1991, the show is held over four days in late September in the Port Hercule of Monaco.The MYS is divided into two main exhibition areas: afloat and on the quayside. Afloat, +100 superyachts and +50 luxury tenders are displayed by the most renowned builders and brokers in the market.
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOWThe Geneva International Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is hosted at the Palexpo, a convention centre located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Salon is organised by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, and is considered an important major international auto show.
INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY SHOW GERMANYThe International Mobility Show Germany or simply International Mobility Show, in German known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA – International Automobile Exhibition), is the world’s largest mobility show. It is held annually, with passenger vehicles, motorcycles and bikes being displayed as the IAA Mobility Show in odd-numbered years in Munich, and IAA Transportation for commercial vehicles in even-numbered years in Hanover, Germany. Before 1991, the show was held solely in Frankfurt.
PARIS MOTOR SHOWThe Paris Motor Show (French: Mondial de l’Automobile) is a biennial auto show in Paris. Held during October, it is one of the most important auto shows, often with many new production automobile and concept car debuts. The show presently takes place in Paris expo Porte de Versailles. The Mondial is scheduled by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, which considers it a major international auto show.
BASELWORLDBaselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is a global trade show of the international watch, jewellery and gem industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland, at the Messeplatz.
WATCHES & WONDERSWatches & Wonders (formerly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, SIHH) is a trade show of the international watch and jewelry industry. It is organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and takes place at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. SIHH is considered as one of the major shows for luxury watches along with Baselworld.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEKThe New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the “Big 4”, along with those in Paris, London, and Milan.
MILAN FASHION WEEKMilan Fashion Week (Italian: Settimana della moda) is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy. The autumn/winter event is held in February/March of each year, and the spring/summer event is held in September/October of each year.
PARIS FASHION WEEKParis Fashion Week (French: Semaine de la mode de Paris) is a series of designer presentations held semiannually in Paris, France with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. Paris Fashion Week is held at venues throughout the city.
LONDON FASHION WEEKLondon Fashion Week (LFW) is a clothing trade show that takes place in London twice a year, in February and September. Showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers.
YEAR IN REVIEW 2021
2021 was an year of transformation for EGT Jet. We were able to purchase, accept the delivery and start commercial operations with two new Embraer Phenom 300E aircrafts. The process wasn’t easy, but with a hard work from our team and partners from Embraer Executive Aircraft, CAE Inc, IAS Ltd. and Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” we managed to deliver the aircrafts on time and start operations. The preparation for the aircrafts delivery took us more than 6 months. During this time we trained our pilots, engineers and mechanics with the help of our partners at CAE. The training in pandemic conditions was not easy since we had to adhere to the mandatory quarantine requirements and travel restrictions. Our engineers went trough an remote live general familiarization training provided by CAE. The mechanics were able to finish their training in two parts – remote live theoretical training by CAE and practical training in Embraer service center at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The pilots were trained by CAE in Amsterdam on state of the art simulators and finished their base training in the UK. We managed to prepare the required documents and apply for all the approvals needed.The delivery process was also a challenge due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and health requirements in different countries. The delivery took place in Embraer USA facilities in Melbourne, Florida. The process is straightforward and started with a presentation flight in accordance with a predefined procedure to test the aircraft systems and cabin equipment in flight. The flight was performed by Embraer factory test pilots and EGT Jet pilots and engineers on board. After the flight a detailed physical inspection of the aircraft was performed and all discrepancies were rectified. An airworthiness review was performed by the USA Federal Aviation Administration and the Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” to issue all the required documents. The ferry flight to Sofia was an interesting endeavor since a light jet is not designed to cross oceans. The flight followed the so called “Blue spruce” routes over the North Atlantic – they provide non stop VHF coverage for the traffic and are used by smaller aircrafts or aircrafts without the required long range navigation capabilities. We took off from Melbourne, Florida (KMLB) early in the morning and landed in Bangor, Maine (KBGR) to clear export formalities with US Customs and Border Protection. The next day was the North Atlantic crossing from Bangor, Maine (KBGR) trough CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (CYYR) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). We had to take an extra flotation equipment – life rafts, ELTs, and neoprene suits on board from Goose Bay. After a good rest in Keflavik we took the final flight from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) trough Wick, Scotland (EGPC) to drop the extra equipment and from there to our home base in Sofia, Bulgaria (LBSF), where a warm welcome with a water salute marked the end of the trip. After the required demonstration flights from the The process wasn’t easy, but with a hard work from our team and partners from Embraer Executive Aircraft, CAE Inc, IAS Ltd. and Bulgarian Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” we managed to deliver the aircrafts on time and start operations. Looking forward to welcome you on board our new aircrafts and share your exciting trips!