Jet Aviation Palm Beach celebrates "beautiful machines" and raises funds for charityJanuary 29, 2013
Palm Beach, FL -- Jet Aviation's Palm Beach facility was transformed into a showcase for high-performance products and charitable giving as the aviation services company hosted its 13th Annual La Bella Macchina ("The Beautiful Machine") in Palm Beach, Fla.
During the evening of January 24, 1,300 invited guests gathered amongst an impressive backdrop of business aircraft and Ferrari automobiles to mingle and participate in a silent auction which raised $18,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, whose mission is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
"Each year, La Bella Macchina brings together a diverse group of individuals from all over the world, gathering to celebrate high-performance machinery while highlighting the positive impact of business aviation on local communities," said Gary Dempsey, president of Jet Aviation's U.S. Aircraft Services. "Importantly, the event also raises awareness and significant contributions for the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County. Jet Aviation is proud to host this event and appreciates the support of our generous event sponsors who make it possible."
Held each year in conjunction with the Cavallino Classic, a fanfare of Ferrari automobiles and their owners, La Bella Macchina this year featured displays of business aircraft from many of the world's leading manufacturers and more than 50 late-model and classic Ferraris.
Sponsors included Air Culinaire with Universal Weather & Aviation, Bacardi, Bombardier, Business Jet Traveler, Dallas Airmotive, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream, Jeteffect, MarineMax, Penfolds, Piaggio, Pilatus, PNC Aviation Finance, Saks Fifth Avenue, Westport and World Fuel.