MEDIA ADVISORY: At NBAA-BACE, Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Focus All Week

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 18, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has planned a multi-day program of events at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) to highlight the industry’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, including the development and adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).

Events included in this week-long series of initiatives are open to the press, and include the following:

Sunday, Oct. 20

All-day: NBAA-BACE SAF ‘Fly-In’ Henderson Executive Airport (HND).
A number of aircraft arriving at Henderson for the convention’s aircraft display will be fueled, in part or entirely, by SAF – the aircraft will be promoted with signage at HND.

Monday, Oct. 21

11:30 a.m.: Press Conference: Clark County Officials Welcome NBAA-BACE,
Recognize Its Sustainability Focus
. At a press conference held at the NBAA-BACE outdoor aircraft display, NBAA and the Clark County Commissioner’s office will hold a media event focused in part on the collaboration between local officials and the NBAA in bringing SAF to HND for the first time.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

7 a.m.: 2019 NBAA-BACE Media Kickoff Breakfast, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Room N261. At this event – jointly presented by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association – NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will lead a news-making panel discussion, among the leaders for both associations, focused on SAF.

2:30 p.m.: Sustainability Session, Sponsored by NBAA’s Business Aviation
Insider Magazine
, LVCC Meeting Room 1 (N246)
Panelists discuss SAF, hydrogen fuels and electric aircraft. Moderated by NBAA Business Aviation Insider Editor-in-Chief Bob Searles.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

2 p.m.: ‘I Want My SAF’ Session, Sponsored by NBAA TV, LVCC Exhibit Floor,
Innovation Zone, Booth N1818

Moderated by NBAA TV news anchor Raquel Rodriguez. Panelists:

  • David Coleal, Bombardier, GAMA Environment Committee
  • Gurhan Andac, Phd, GE Aviation Fuels
  • John Hatfield, Cox Enterprises Aviation Department
  • Kevin Welsh, FAA
  • Thursday, Oct. 24

    All-day: NBAA-BACE SAF ‘Fly Out’ Henderson Executive Airport
    All airplanes refueling for departure from Henderson at the close of the aircraft display will be refueled with some amount of SAF.

    Media interested in interviewing related speakers should inquire at the Press Headquarters, Room N109-110, or contact Dan Hubbard,

    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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