The 2013 NBAA Convention, which closed on Thursday in Las Vegas, was a “resounding success,” according to NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “The energy and enthusiasm among exhibitors and attendees has demonstrated once again the tremendous value the industry continues to place on this event as a premier national and international business aviation venue.”
By the numbers, the three-day show attracted 25,425 attendees from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 countries, as well as nearly 1,100 exhibitors and 95 aircraft–83 on static display at Henderson Executive Airport and 12 in the new indoor display at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A number of education sessions were held throughout the week, many of which focused on emerging trends. These included advanced in-cockpit display and information technologies, the continued proliferation of iPads in aircraft cockpits and the latest information for companies using business aircraft. A careers in business aviation day was held on Thursday for Las Vegas-area middle school, high school and college students.
“The business aviation community’s resilience and the resourcefulness was on display this year as much as ever,” Bolen said. “We are delighted by the excitement that surrounded this year’s convention, and we are already looking forward to next year’s show in Orlando, Florida, from October 21 to 23, 2014.”