NBAA’s 25th Annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference officially kicked off yesterday with the announcement that this year’s show had set a new attendance record of more than 2,600.
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In response to high demand for exhibition space at the 25th anniversary edition of its annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, to be held Jan. 14-17, 2014, in New Orleans, NBAA has contracted for additional hall space at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, enough to accommodate a record number of exhibiting companies. Last year’s show in San Antonio attracted 425 exhibitors, and so far nearly 500 have signed up for next month’s gathering, which highlights FBOs, fuel providers and airport services, according to NBAA.
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.”
About 25,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibitors are expected at the 66th annual NBAA Convention, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday next week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There also will be about 100 business aircraft on static display at the show. These include a dozen airplanes and helicopters, as well as five cabin mockups, that will be available for viewing at a new indoor display area at the convention center. Meanwhile, the sold-out static display at nearby Henderson Executive Airport will feature 85 business aircraft, ranging from piston singles to bizliners.
Paris Air Show organizers have introduced a range of improvements aimed at making the huge biennial trade fair a more user-friendly proposition when it is staged at Le Bourget Airport from June 17-23. At an April 30 press conference in London, Emeric d’Arcimoles, chairman and CEO of show organizers SIAE, said that the show has been sold out for several months and that organizer SIAE has two main aims this year: providing more services for exhibitors and an improved experience for visitors.
Paris Air Show organizers have introduced a range of improvements aimed at making the huge biennial trade fair a more user-friendly proposition when it is staged at Le Bourget Airport from June 17 to 23. At an April 30 press conference in London, Emeric d’Arcimoles, chairman and CEO of show organizer SIAE, said that the show has been sold out for several months and that organizer SIAE has two main aims this year: providing more services for exhibitors and an improved experience for visitors.
The aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) continues to grow and 2013 showed a “remarkable” 12-percent increase in the number of visitors as a total of 8,906 attendees passed through the doors during the three-day event, (April 9-11) in Hamburg, Germany. More than 500 exhibitors representing 26 countries covered a record 193,750 sq ft in Hamburg’s Messe Center exhibit halls, roughly 21,000 sq ft more than last year.
The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX)continues to grow and this year saw more than 500 exhibitors spread over 194,000 sq ft of space at the vast Messe Center in Hamburg, Germany.
With the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) on the horizon this month, show organizers are anticipating approximately 7,000 attendees, nearly double last year’s mark, based on the success of 2012’s re-launch. According to an NBAA spokesman, 84 percent of last year’s exhibitors will be returning for a second stint at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, and the number of exhibitors overall has increased from 156 last year to more than 175 this year.
Flight Display Systems introduced a new bulkhead-mountable 17.1-inch display mounting system this week at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas. The mount installs on the back side of a bulkhead or on a wall and allows the 17.1-inch display to swing out or be stowed inside the mount. The 17.1-inch display and mount are undergoing the STC process, although some have been installed under field approvals.
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