The NBAA National Meeting and Convention will be hosting a Career in Business Aviation Day on Thursday for local youth from 12 years old to college students. The goal of this initiative is to slow the erosion of existing talent in the business aviation industry and attract the next generation of aviation enthusiasts and innovators.
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The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) will return to Shanghai in 2012, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen announced yesterday here at the NBAA convention. The NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) will cohost the three-day event (February 28 to March 1, 2012).
Later this month, the 63rd annual NBAA meeting and convention opens at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The NBAA Convention won't reappear in Atlanta for some time, as the next four shows are scheduled for Las Vegas (2011), Orlando (2012), Las Vegas (2013) and then again in Orlando (2014).
In the view of NBAA chairman Patrick Cunningham, members of Congress began to listen to business aviation when the industry talked about jobs in their constituents’ districts and “when we communicate to them that the average business aircraft is not necessarily a Gulfstream jet or a BBJ.” Many legislators were surprised to find that the average business aircraft is a King Air and may be supporting a medium-size company and it might be vital to
The appearance by the CEOs of the Big Three automakers before Congress in November 2008 touched off a wave of anti-business aviation sentiment that included a proposal that any companies accepting government bailout money would have to get rid of their aircraft.
Later this month, the 63rd annual NBAA meeting and convention opens at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The NBAA Convention won’t reappear in Atlanta for some time, as the next four shows are scheduled for Las Vegas (2011), Orlando (2012), Las Vegas (2013) and then again in Orlando (2014).
Nexa Advisors and NBAA are working on a new study examining the value of business aviation to small and midsize companies. In August, the association asked companies that use business aircraft to take a 17-question online survey. Nexa developed this survey specifically for private and publicly held companies with less than $1 billion in annual sales to help understand their use of business aviation.
NBAA yesterday announced that the 2010 NBAA Convention, to be held next month in Atlanta, will include an event to recognize the business aviation community for its humanitarian response to the devastating Haiti earthquake earlier this year. Anyone who participated in the Haiti relief effort in any way is invited to attend the event, NBAA said.
NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced that two Light Business Aviation (LBA) Conferences will be held this year–one at each group's annual convention. The two groups had planned similar LBA conferences in 2008, but those plans were scuttled when the economy deteriorated later in the year.