2010 NBAA Convention Declared a Success

AINalerts » October 26, 2010
October 26, 2010, 12:07 PM

According to NBAA’s final tally for its 63rd annual meeting and convention held last week in Atlanta, there were 1,083 exhibitors, eight more than last year; the static display was sold out, with 93 aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport; and attendee registration was up more than 5 percent from last year to 24,206. “It has been a pretty challenging couple of years for business aviation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “By almost any measure, our industry fell 25 to 40 percent over the past year. But even in this climate, the people and companies in business aviation continue to seek out effective venues for conducting business, sharing information and networking.” Other highlights included an opening general session that featured addresses from leaders in government and business; a first-ever second-day general session at the show, which recognized the industry’s work to provide relief to victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti; and a charity benefit that raised more than $220,000 to support the work of the Corporate Angel Network. “This year’s convention clearly underscored two facts,” Bolen said. “First, in spite of the challenges confronting business aviation in the past two years, people and companies are optimistic and forward-looking. Second, the convention continues to be a key part of that forward-looking vision.”

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