This is a very exciting time for business aviation. Deliveries of new aircraft are up, new airframes reshaping the market, and business aviation operations are on the rise in nearly every location across the globe.
All this energy and enthusiasm will be surging throughout NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) taking place Oct. 16-18 in Orlando, FL. NBAA-BACE brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers to a single meeting place to get critical work accomplished.
Approximately 25,000 attendees from across North America and around the globe will come to Orlando for NBAA-BACE, where they find more than 1,100 exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) showcasing the latest products and services available to help companies of all sizes travel safely, efficiently and securely.
Additionally, more than 100 aircraft of all sizes and for all missions will be featured between the main outdoor static display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), the indoor static display in the OCCC and on the show’s exhibit floor.
NBAA-BACE also provides a wealth of dynamic speakers and an impressive venue to continue the vital dialogue between regulatory authorities and business leaders about policies affecting the industry. Among the featured speakers this year will be aviation innovator Bertrand Piccard, a pilot of Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel; FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell; and Louisiana Congressman and general aviation advocate Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA).
This year’s event will also host more than 50 education sessions addressing a wide range of topics of interest to Twin & Turbine readers, including the debut of NBAA’s inaugural Small Operator Symposium. Taking place Monday, Oct. 15, this new symposium will present information on areas specific to those issues faced by small flight departments, including how to properly address safety issues on a practical basis.
Also taking place Oct. 15 is NBAA’s 10th annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown, featuring interactive learning opportunities, expert speakers and lively peer-to-peer discussions exploring practical tips to enhance operational safety and risk mitigation. On Thursday, Oct. 18, NBAA’s fourth annual National Safety Forum will address the basics of maintaining skills and understanding automation in aircraft, including an examination of the physiology and psychology that affects human performance and explore the relationship of leadership and professionalism in aviation safety.
With the international business aviation community growing and changing so rapidly, the only way to stay ahead of the curve is by putting yourself in the middle of it all. NBAA-BACE offers more exhibits, more aircraft on static display and more opportunities for education and networking than any other event dedicated to this vibrant and strong industry. NBAA hopes to see you in Orlando!