NBAA Recalibrates LBA2009 Conference

 - December 23, 2008, 8:21 AM

The inaugural NBAA Light Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) scheduled in March in San Diego will be held over the course of two days (March 13 and 14) instead of the originally planned three days, according to NBAA. The move to shorten the conference reflects the challenges posed by the state of the economy. “To address this situation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, “NBAA is adjusting LBA2009 to ensure that the conference offers exceptional educational content while also remaining manageable and affordable.” The association has also lowered prices, reducing attendance fees by 50 percent and indoor exhibit fees by 20 percent. LBA2009 will feature more than 40 education sessions, according to NBAA, “ranging from tax and regulatory topics to enhancing the efficiency of aircraft operations and maintenance.” Cessna is sponsoring a single-pilot safety standdown, and other events will be held in conjunction with LBA2009, including a PC-12 regional operators meeting, Honeywell TPE331 engine operators conference and a meeting of a new group called Citation Jet Pilots.