Jan. 17, 2023

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will meet with the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to discuss the post-pandemic state of the industry, including sustainability efforts, workforce challenges and, perhaps most importantly, what we can expect from a new Congress.

Bolen will also discuss issues important to the business aviation community at the local level, including a bill under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly that would credit a $2 per gallon credit for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel. NBAA has long listed aviation sustainability among the sector’s priorities, noting the importance of policies to promote the availability and use of SAF as key to a comprehensive approach toward the industry’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

CABAA is especially active in workforce development, offering a number of scholarships, training events and other outreach efforts. The CABAA Educational Foundation awards more than $90,000 in funding for graduating high school students, undergraduate students and graduating college seniors. Learn more about CABAA’s scholarship program.

“CABAA sets the standard for local and regional groups in terms of workforce development and supporting new entrants to the business aviation workforce. This is just one reason the group received the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee’s Recognition of Outstanding Excellence by a Local or Regional Group in 2021,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA’s senior program director and Southwest regional director.

“CABAA is one of the oldest local and regional groups in the country and is made up of some of NBAA’s most active members,” Hadley added. “This event continues to be a great opportunity for us to renew our combined commitment to coordinated advocacy on local and national issues.”

Learn more about CABAA.