MEDIA ADVISORY: Clark County Leaders to Welcome Nation’s Largest, Sustainability-Focused Business Aviation Show

For the First Time, Airplanes Will Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Economy-Boosting Event

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 18, 2019 – Next week, Clark County will become the epicenter of the business aviation industry as civic and business leaders welcome the return of the world’s largest business aviation trade show to Henderson Executive Airport and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to be held Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22-24, will attract about 23,000 attendees, and is expected to generate a total economic impact of $40.5 million over the course of the week, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

As part of the show’s week-long focus on sustainability, Henderson Executive Airport will for the first time in its history make available Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Some 100 airplanes will take on the renewable fuel at the Clark County-owned and operated airport this week, including those on display at the show. SAF is a non-fossil power source that can reduce aviation’s carbon lifecycle emissions by up to 80 percent.

After planes refuel and depart at the show’s close on Thursday, Oct. 24, an estimated 150,000 gallons of SAF are expected to have been pumped at the airport in conjunction with NBAA’s convention. Clark County leaders strongly support efforts to reduce the emissions footprint for business aviation – an industry that generates millions in economic output and hundreds of jobs across Nevada. At the Oct. 21 press conference, Clark County officials will issue a proclamation recognizing the collaboration between Henderson Executive Airport and show organizers.

WHO: Michael Naft, Commissioner, Clark County Board of County Commissioners
Steve Hill, President/CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association

WHAT: Press conference to welcome NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, highlight the availability of sustainable fuel at HND and discuss the industry’s long-standing focus on sustainability in aviation. B-roll and photography of aircraft being fueled has already been gathered and will be available to news outlets.

WHERE: Henderson Executive Airport – 3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 21 @ 11:30 a.m.

Dan Hubbard, NBAA SVP, Communications, 202-783-9360,
Christine Crews, Clark County Department of Aviation 702-767-8170,


  • Media parking on the day of the press conference will be available along the curb to the south of the main terminal entrance. After parking, proceed north on the sidewalk to the NBAA entry gate.
  • The NBAA trade show and aircraft displays are only open to registered attendees. Outside of this scheduled press event, media will need to contact Dan Hubbard to acquire footage of the event and key interviews.
  • About NBAA-BACE

    No other industry event showcases the innovation and excitement of the global business aviation community like NBAA-BACE, where attendees have the unparalleled opportunity to compare the latest business aircraft, products, technology and services offered by this dynamic industry. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport Oct. 22-24, the 2019 edition of NBAA-BACE offers a premier venue to experience the very latest that business aviation has to offer, as well as multiple opportunities for networking and education. Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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    Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and professionals and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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