NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition is scheduled for November 1-3.
Beyond the new aircraft, and the many product and service announcements that will take place during NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), scheduled for Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, FL, the industry’s largest event is recognized as an unparalleled advocacy venue, as demonstrated by participation from a host of aviation organizations.”The number and diversity of the groups that will be represented at NBAA-BACE highlights the depth and complexity of our industry,” said Chris Strong, NBAA’s senior vice president, conventions and membership. “There’s an aviation association for everyone at NBAA-BACE,” Strong continued. “Whether aviation is your passion or profession, our convention has the people you want to connect with – people who want to connect with you.”
Counting officials from international organizations such as the Canadian Business Aviation Association, European Business Aviation Association and International Business Aviation Council, as well as U.S. general aviation leaders from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Helicopter Association International and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, nearly 50 groups will be represented at NBAA-BACE. At least two aviation groups for women are slated to meet at NBAA-BACE. Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) and the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) will hold networking events during the convention. WCA will host a luncheon on Wednesday, and IAWA plans to conduct a networking breakfast on Thursday.
Government organizations also will play a prominent role at NBAA-BACE, with officials from the FAA, NTSB and other agencies offering their expertise on a variety of subjects. “Consider some of the regulatory leaders participating in our informational sessions,” said Tyler Austin, NBAA’s professional development coordinator. He pointed to the participation of FAA officials in a number of key education sessions, including a CDM Weather Evaluation Team briefing, a presentation on the evolution of unmanned aircraft systems and a briefing on the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment program, which has established a new standard for runway condition reporting. In addition, a number of humanitarian organizations such as Corporate Angel Network (CAN) and Veterans Airlift Command will be represented at NBAA-BACE. CAN is partnering with NBAA on Wednesday evening to present the NBAA/CAN Soiree, which is a premier networking event and auction, with proceeds benefiting CAN’s continuing efforts on behalf of cancer patients.