NBAA Show Shaping Up As Another Big One

 - October 6, 2011, 4:30 PM
The NBAA Convention returns to Las Vegas next week; the city last hosted the convention in 2004. (Photo: Jim Upton)

The flow of aircraft, people and exhibit booth material is accelerating toward Las Vegas in preparation for the NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention, which starts on Monday. This year’s program is full of compelling convocations, educational sessions, deep dives into iPad apps, significant new avionics announcements and even some possible new aircraft program launches. NBAA has also released a show app for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices. A new feature at this year’s NBAA show is two static displays, split between the main display at Henderson Executive Airport (opening 9 a.m. Monday) and another 14 aircraft rolling through the streets of Las Vegas tonight for positioning outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibit hall hours begin on Monday at 10 a.m., immediately following the 2011 Opening General Session, which features NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.); FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt; Deborah Hersman, chairman of the NTSB; and John Deere Agricultural and Turf division president Dave Everitt. The AIN team will be in Las Vegas to provide comprehensive coverage of the show. Our NBAA Convention News will publish three daily print issues at the show starting Monday morning. AINtv will begin on-site broadcasting also on Monday, and AINalerts will publish daily afternoon issues from Sunday through Thursday. Also, look for web-exclusive stories, podcasts and videocasts on the newly redesigned AINonline, as well as frequent Twitter and Facebook updates. Flip-through digital versions of AIN’s NBAA Convention News, which can be read on mobile devices and PCs alike, will also be available. And, finally, our new NBAA show landing page will be a one-stop shop for all the latest news during the event. No one covers the NBAA Convention better than AIN.