New Options to Join NBAA in Focus at NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Sept. 27, 2019 – At the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), held Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV, the association will roll out its Professional Member category – aimed at better serving the needs of an evolving industry, ensuring a robust workforce in the future and making the association a more welcoming place for anyone in business aviation.

Approved by NBAA members at last year’s NBAA-BACE, the new member categories include: Operating, for members who own or operate an aircraft as part of their business model; Business, for companies offering products and services for business aviation clients; and Professional, encompassing contractors and sole proprietors working in business aviation, those seeking a career in business aviation as well as students and retirees.

Patrick Haller, NBAA director for membership and member services, emphasized the newly available Professional Member category offers not only a home for those who have wanted to join NBAA in the past, but felt there was not an appropriate category for them, but also for those new to the industry or exploring career options in business aviation.

“NBAA has developed a suite of member benefits for these Professional Members, in an effort to help those exploring business aviation careers to establish and grow their network within the community,” Haller added. “We hope these new resources and membership options will attract a new generation to business aviation and guide them toward success.”

Benefits for Professional Members include, but are not limited to, discounted event registration with access to networking opportunities, the NBAA Jobs Board and mentorship program, training scholarships and professional development.

In addition to these year-round benefits, NBAA plans to host an exclusive Professional Member lounge located at Booth N1832 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NBAA-BACE. The lounge will serve as a place for Professionals to network, schedule meetings or simply rest their feet without leaving the show floor and will include complimentary internet access, semi-private meeting spaces, charging stations and refreshments.

Learn more about the new Professional Membership.


No other event showcases the innovation and excitement of the global business aviation community like NBAA-BACE, where attendees have the unparalleled opportunity to compare the very latest business aircraft, products, technology and services offered by this dynamic industry. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport, 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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