Static Display Exhibitor Rules
To make NBAA-BACE a successful event for all participants, exhibitors must review and abide by the exhibitor rules below, the NBAA-BACE Exhibitor Contract Terms & Conditions and any additional rules published in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
- Aircraft Arrivals
- Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)
- Badge Registration
- Co-exhibitors/Companies Sharing Exhibit Space
- Decorations Within Exhibit Space
- Defacing Property
- Demonstration and Presentation Flights
- Direct Selling
- Drawing/Layout Approval
- Electrical Equipment and Service
- Exhibit Hours
- Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors (EACs)/Third-Party Contractors
- FBO/Ground-Handling Agent
- Insurance Requirements for Exhibitors Displaying Aircraft
- Internet/Telephone Service
- Noise Levels
- Official Service Partners
- RVs, Trailers and Mock-Ups
- Segways, Skateboards, In-line/Roller Skates and Scooters
- Setback Requirements
- Support Vehicles
- Tents, Chalets & Hospitality Structures
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Remote-Controlled Aircraft and Helium Balloons
- Waste Removal
To manage the large number of aircraft arrivals, NBAA will assign arrival windows for all aircraft. Arrival windows are normally 30-60 minutes. The parking position of the aircraft within the static display will determine which arrival window each aircraft must meet. Aircraft failing to arrive during the assigned window may be denied placement in the static display.
To further assist NBAA in planning, exhibitors must complete and return the Aircraft Arrival Information Form to NBAA no later than Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. While some information, such as specific tail numbers or type of aircraft, may not be known by Aug. 30, it is important that NBAA knows the scope of your display. If the specifics are not known, kindly indicate general type of aircraft: light, mid, large jet, turboprop, etc.
Aircraft Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)
Aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs) are not permitted to run during show hours or 30 minutes after arrival to 30 minutes prior to departure without specific permission from NBAA Static Management.
Exhibitor badges are required for exhibitor access to the exhibit halls and static display of aircraft.;
NBAA-BACE badges are for the use of one individual for the duration of the show and are non-transferrable. Attendees and exhibitors will be assessed penalties for badge swapping. Random identification checks will be instituted.
Exhibitors will receive an allotment of complimentary badges based on the following:
|Badge Allocation||Number of Badges per Exhibit Space Reserved|
|Premium Exhibit Space Exhibitor||7 badges per 10′ x 10′ space, up to a maximum of 100 badges|
|Standard Exhibit Space Exhibitor||5 badges per 10′ x 10′ space, up to a maximum of 100 badges|
|Static Display Exhibitor – Outdoor||1 badge per 10′ x 10′ space, up to a maximum of 100 badges|
|Static Display Exhibitor – Indoor||1 badge per 10′ x 10′ space, up to a maximum of 100 badges|
The maximum combined total of badges provided at no charge to exhibitors is 100.
- Additional badges may be ordered online in advance for customers, company guests or staff for $110 each.
- If an exhibitor utilizes the services of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) or third-party contractor during official show hours, the exhibitor must provide exhibitor badges for those personnel. These badges can be ordered online as part of the exhibitor’s total allotment of badges.
- During hours other than official show hours, EACs are required to wear setup and teardown credentials.
- Please note that all additional badges must be paid for at time of order or on site if purchased at the show.
- All badges will be held for on-site pickup. No badges will be mailed in advance of NBAA-BACE.
Exhibitors must use a low-tack, low-residue carpet tape with any carpet that is being laid directly on the airport ramp. Any damage to the ramp that is caused by carpet tape, including but not limited to sticky residue, adverse stains, damage to airport striping, etc., will be repaired at the exhibitor’s expense.
Note: The use of carpet in a tent without a raised floor is highly discouraged. Flow patterns from rainwater and air-conditioning condensation runoff cannot be determined in advance. Exhibitors choosing to place tent carpet directly on the pavement do so at their own risk. NBAA, AEM International and Freeman will not accept responsibility for damage caused by water.
NBAA-BACE is a business event. Exhibitors are requested to kindly advise their sales people and customers that children under 12 are never permitted on the Las Vegas Convention Center exhibit floor or at the static display of aircraft – under any circumstances. Children ages 12 to 17 may access exhibits during official exhibit hours only provided that they register, pay appropriate fees and are accompanied by an adult at all times. Children between the ages of 12 to 17 will not be permitted in exhibit areas during installation and teardown. NBAA will not be held responsible by or for any cause whatsoever.
Please note that Thursday, Oct. 24 is the NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day. NBAA invites middle school, high school and university students interested in pursuing future careers in business aviation to attend the show. Thus, exhibitors can expect to see students on the exhibit floor on this day. Exhibitors who would like to participate in the Career Day should contact NBAA’s Peter Korns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBAA will arrange to clean aisles after show hours and prior to opening each show day. This service does not include dusting, arranging, vacuuming or otherwise maintaining individual exhibits. Exhibitors must keep their displays neatly organized. Order forms for cleaning services will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
Co-exhibitors/Companies Sharing Exhibit Space
A co-exhibitor is defined as any company whose name is included on the exhibit space or who has staff working at/from the exhibit space, or any company whose marketing materials are distributed from the exhibit space.
Co-exhibitors must have an existing corporate relationship between themselves and the contracted primary exhibitor.
Exhibitors must register all co-exhibitors online by Aug. 10, 2019.
Failure to advise NBAA of shared exhibit space in advance – including displaying the advertising of another company’s products or services – may result in a minimum additional charge of $3,425 per company, per stand and/or a minimum of $3,425 per company, per static display space.
All co-exhibitors must be members in good standing of NBAA.
Once registered, co-exhibitors will have separate company profiles in the online exhibitor directory and the mobile app.
Co-exhibitors, like exhibitors, will need to log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard to update their company information online for the mobile app and online exhibitor directory.
Co-exhibitors are not allotted badges and should work through their primary exhibitors to secure badges.
Decorations Within Exhibit Space
Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their static display spaces. Common decorations include furniture, carpet, floral, signage and flags. All decorations must fit within the exhibitors space and follow all required setback rules. All decorations should be suitable for and outdoor environment where extreme weather conditions may occur with little or no notice. Any decorations that have the protentional over being blown over or away by the wind must be secured each night or will need to have appropriate weights or security. Considerations should be made when using bags of stone, or sand as weights as they tend to tear open and spill their contents on the ground. Exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning up any stone or sand dumped on the ramp.
- No part of an exhibit, or signs relating thereto, may be taped, nailed, tacked, stapled, pasted or otherwise fastened to ceilings, walls, doors, windows, painted surfaces, columns, marble or fabric in any way.
- No holes may be drilled, cored or punched in the walls or floors.
- No application of paint on signs, displays or other objects is permitted in Las Vegas Convention Center or Henderson Executive Airport and the use of adhesive-backed decals or similar items is prohibited.
- Two-sided tape is permitted on the static display.
- Damages to the ramp at Henderson Executive Airport arising from failure to observe these rules will be billed to the exhibitor.
- Exposed parts of displays, including backs, must be completely finished so that they are not objectionable to other exhibitors, attendees and NBAA management.
Demonstration and Presentation Flights
Aircraft displayed on the static display are prohibited from conducting demonstration or presentation flights at any time while the aircraft is on static display.
Direct selling at NBAA-BACE, canvassing or distribution of publications/marketing materials/show dailies outside of assigned exhibit space, including all booth-to-booth distribution, is prohibited. Canvassing and solicitation, except by exhibiting companies, are prohibited within 50 miles of NBAA-BACE. Exhibitors/persons violating this rule will be removed.
Static display exhibitors are requested to develop scaled plans of their displays and submit the plans to NBAA for final approval.
NEW FOR 2019: Exhibitors with chalets 900 sq. ft. or larger must send final interior design plans to NBAA and AEM International no later than Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Interior plans will be submitted to the local building authorities for final approval. Any additional costs for complying with local building permit requirements are the responsibility of the exhibitor. Costs may include but are not limited to, appropriate Life Safety Plans, licensed architect review fees, additional exit requirements, modifications to internal design to meet life safety requirements, emergency exit signs and lighting.
NBAA will coordinate with the City of Henderson building department and fire marshal for final approval.
Exhibitors who do not submit plans to NBAA will have their displays set up at the discretion of NBAA management. NBAA management can assist exhibitors having trouble developing scaled plans. The layout should illustrate aircraft positioning with respect to neighboring exhibitors and aisles. Also, chalets/tents/structures, mockups, etc. must be factored in to your individual layout.
Electrical Equipment and Service
Electrical equipment must be UL-approved and gasoline engines AGA-approved. Electrical equipment, regardless of sources of power, must comply with the U.S. National Electrical Code and federal, state and local safety requirements. All equipment must be tagged properly or marked with complete information as to the type and/or amount of current, voltage, phase, frequency and horsepower required.
Temporary wiring is to be accessible and free from debris and storage materials. Hard-backed booths must have power supplies located where easily accessed. Electrical cords and connectors are to be accessible and left uncovered. One-hundred-and-twenty-volt (120 V) extension cords must be the three-wire, 12/3-grounded type. Exposed, non-current carrying metal parts of fixed equipment, which are liable to be energized, must be grounded. Cords cannot support connectors. Multi-plug connectors should be UL-approved with built-in overload protection. Connectors in excess of ampere rating are not to be used. Open-clip sockets, latex or lamp-cord wire and unapproved duplex or triplex attachment plugs in exhibits are prohibited.
Freeman is the exclusive provider of electrical services at the NBAA Static Display of Aircraft.
No storage of materials of any kind is allowed behind booths or near electrical service. Materials necessary to the exhibit should be limited to a one-day supply and stored neatly within the purchased space.
Electric current may be utilized for the operation of apparatus that does not produce noises of an annoying nature.
Exhibit booth hard walls must be nine inches from the property line for access to electrical.
Halogen lamps must be in UL or recognized laboratory-approved metallic fixtures. Halogen lamps are limited to 75 watts and must be of the sealed variety, which prevents direct handling of bulbs. Certain forms of halogen lamps are completely prohibited. Additional information will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
Static Display Hours
|Tuesday, Oct. 22||9 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 23||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 24||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
Exhibit Halls & Indoor Static Display Hours
|Tuesday, Oct. 22||10 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 23||9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 24||9 a.m. – 4 p.m|
Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors (EACs)/Third-Party Contractors
Exhibitors have the option of using Freeman (the official service contractor for NBAA-BACE), a qualified independent exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) or full-time personnel from their own company to install and dismantle displays.
Exhibitors may use an EAC if the service to be performed is not an exclusive service and if the following items are completed by Aug. 30, 2019:
- Exhibitors must complete the online Notification of Intent to Use Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor (EAC)/Stand Builder.
- Each EAC must complete the Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor (EAC) Application/Contract.
- Each EAC must furnish evidence of the required insurance as detailed in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
If the requirements have not been met by the Aug. 30, 2019, deadline, the exhibitor will be required to hire the services of the NBAA-BACE official service contractor, Freeman, for installation and dismantling of their stand.
Exhibitors utilizing the services of an installation and dismantling company/EAC during official show hours must provide exhibitor badges for those individuals. Installation and dismantling individuals working other than official show hours are required to wear set-up and tear-down security wristbands. Information on security wristbands will be supplied in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
Facilities do not use uniform national rules. At Henderson Executive Airport, an exhibitor may "hand carry" materials provided they do not use any dollies to assist them. When exhibitors choose to "hand carry" their items, they may not be permitted to access loading dock/freight door areas. The teamsters local union has jurisdiction for the erection and dismantling of all exhibits, unless this work is performed by a full time employee of the exhibiting company. If full-time company personnel are utilized to set an exhibit, they should carry positive company identification, such as a medical identification card or payroll stub. This rule prohibits the utilization of workers hired from a non-union agency or company. To secure labor, teamsters should be hired through the general contractor (labor order forms available in the exhibitor service kit) or through an exhibitor appointed contractor. Stagehands are responsible for all A/V. Freeman is responsible for all rigging, including hanging signs. Please see more detailed rules and regulations in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
The Clark County Aviation Authority provides all FBO services at Henderson Executive Airport
Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89052
Hours: 5 a.m. -10 p.m. daily
Fencing must remain at least 5 ft. from the edge of the exhibitor’s purchased exhibit space. To prevent the fence from being blown over, all fence must be constructed/installed with base supports of at least two-thirds the height of the fence.
Insurance Requirements for Exhibitors Displaying Aircraft
All exhibitors at the static display of aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport and all exhibitors with aircraft on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center are required to provide NBAA with certificates of insurance evidencing the following by Aug. 30, 2019:
- Exhibitors should email their certificates of insurance to: email@example.com.
- Comprehensive general liability insurance, including broad form contractual liability coverage, with limits of at least $5,000,000 combined single limit, per occurrence, for bodily injury and property damage, at least $1,000,000 for products-completed operations aggregate, at least $1,000,000 for personal and advertising injuries and at least $50,000 for fire damage;
- Aircraft liability insurance with limits of at least $5,000,000 combined single limit, per occurrence, for bodily injury and property damage including passengers;
- Aircraft hull (all risk) insurance for the full replacement value of the aircraft;
- Workers’ compensation insurance in accordance with statutory limits and employers’ liability with limits of at least $1,000,000 per accident; and
- For exhibitors that will own or operate any motor vehicles inside the static display area or the Las Vegas Convention Center, automobile liability insurance with limits in an amount adequate to cover all of the exhibitor’s motor vehicles but not less than $1,000,000.
All insurance must be primary and non-contributory to any other insurance coverage and each exhibitor shall obtain a waiver of subrogation on each policy in favor of the additional insured parties. National Business Aviation Association, Inc.; Freeman Decorating; Las Vegas Convention Center; Clark County Aviation Authority and its officers, directors, officials, agents and employees must each be named as additional insured on the liability insurance policies to the limits of each policy, even if those limits are in excess of the above requirements.
High speed internet will be available at Henderson Executive Airport Order forms will be available in the Exhibitor Services Kit.
Telephone service is not available.
All exhibitors must be members in good standing of NBAA.
NBAA has entered into licensing agreements with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to allow the use of live and recorded music from the ASCAP and BMI repertoires throughout the public areas at the static display at Henderson Executive Airport. Exhibitors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate licenses before the use of any work at any private function or that is not in the ASCAP or BMI repertoires.
Noise levels within the exhibitor’s stand space should not exceed 80 decibels and must not interfere with the ability of neighboring exhibitors to conduct business. NBAA management reserves the right to enforce compliance of this rule.
Official Service Partners
To ensure orderly and efficient installation, operation and removal of displays and to eliminate confusion, NBAA Management has designated Freeman and other firms listed in the Exhibitor Service Kit, as official service contractors. NBAA management holds these firms responsible for quality service and fair prices and will intercede on behalf of an exhibitor in the event of faulty work or unfair charges. NBAA management encourages all exhibitors to place orders with these firms, unless a permanent arrangement has been established with a display house or outside contractor to set up and dismantle exhibits.
Official Service Partner Logo
Exhibitors should look for the official service partner logo on official service partner order forms before ordering service, as well as on their emails and websites to ensure they are working with a NBAA-approved service provider.
RVs, Trailers and Mock-Ups
Exhibitors may use RVs and trailers up to a reasonable length for use as offices during the show, provided they fit within the purchased exhibit space. Advertising the rental or sale of these vehicles is prohibited, and any signage not directly attributed to the exhibiting company must be removed. In addition, no vehicles are permitted to run their engines to power electrical/cooling systems during show hours. Exhibitors must use external electric sources to run these systems during show hours. Also, storage trucks and trailers are not permitted on the static display unless they contain walk-through displays, such as mock-ups, or are outfitted as a business office. RV’s and trailers exceeding 400 sq. ft. of occupied space are considered chalets and will be charged at the appropriate chalet space rate.
At the static display, exhibitors using RVs, trailers or mock-ups should plan on parking these at the same time that their aircraft arrive and are positioned. Parking such vehicles after the aircraft are positioned may not be possible due to limited maneuvering area. Exhibitors with RVs, trailers or mock-ups in their displays must have drivers available and be prepared to move or reposition these vehicles immediately at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, to allow for aircraft movements.
In the exhibit halls, all RVs and trailers, including mock-ups, not in perimeter locations must have 10-foot minimum setbacks and must abide by height restrictions for their booth types.
While 2019 NBAA-BACE exhibits are open, a limited amount of perimeter security staff will be provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NBAA, Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport will not be liable for loss or damage to exhibitor’s property, as further provided in the NBAA-BACE Exhibitor Contract Terms & Conditions. Exhibitors are advised to obtain additional insurance coverage in advance to cover losses such as theft and damage to property. Exhibitors should ensure valuables are secured with lock and key. Order forms for additional security will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
Security officers will be on duty for the static display area from 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2018.
Segways, Hoverboards, Skateboards, In-line/Roller Skates and Scooters
The use of skateboards, hoverboards, inline skates, roller skates or scooters (either motorized or foot-powered) is not permitted on Static Display of Aircraft .
Segways can be used on property by persons with disabilities. Use of Segways at the static display is only permitted with prior permission from Show Management.
Chalet structures must remain a minimum of 15 ft from the edge of the exhibitor’s purchased exhibit space.
Tents, fencing and decorations over 4ft tall must be set back 5 ft from the edge of the exhibitor’s purchased exhibit space.
RVs, trailers and motor coaches must remain at least 10 ft from the edge of the exhibitor’s purchased exhibit space. For RV’s and trailers, the 10 ft. setback is measured from the edge of the exhibitors space to the nearest part of the trailer (i.e. bump-outs or awnings).
Henderson Executive Airport cannot accept or store shipments in advance of the NBAA Convention. Any shipment that arrives at Henderson Executive Airport prior to the targeted move-in dates will be refused.
The unloading and delivery of all materials and equipment from Henderson Executive Airport or other areas to exhibitors’ booths or assigned spaces and loading out from same to vehicles must be performed by Freeman as the official contractor.
Limited hand-carry areas will be provided for the unloading of small items not requiring dollies, carts, etc. Small two-wheeled "luggage-type carts" will be allowed for moving small cartons through a designated hand-carry area. Exhibitors requiring larger wheeled devices to move their equipment or materials must contact Freeman for handling. Empty cartons, boxes and crates are to be labeled and removed for storage prior to show opening. Storage of these items by or in exhibits is prohibited. This rule will be enforced by Henderson Executive Airport and NBAA. Freeman will receive and store exhibits, and deliver them directly on set-up days. Freeman will also remove empty crates, provide storage during NBAA-BACE and return crates on dismantling day.
NBAA-BACE is a non-smoking event. Smoking is strictly prohibited at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport.
Exhibit and static display areas must be fully staffed during official exhibit hours.
Exhibitors will be admitted at 7 a.m. each show day for early preparations of displays only. Exhibits must remain staffed and in place through 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.
No activities, except stand preparations, are to be scheduled in the exhibit areas at any time other than official exhibit hours. NBAA management reserves the right to make changes to the exhibit hours schedule with advance notice.
No support vehicles of any kind may access the static display area.
Tents, Chalets & Hospitality Structures
All tents and chalets must be sourced from AEM International who is the official and exclusive tent supplier for NBAA.
Tents and chalets are permitted pending approval by NBAA, whose ruling shall be final. Absolutely no nailing, drilling, hammering, tacking or affixing in any manner to the ramp is permitted. Final location of tents larger than 400 sq. ft must be approved by NBAA prior to the start of construction.
EZ-up or collapsible frame tents are never permitted at NBAA events.
Note: Any Priority 1 exhibitor wishing to have chalet/tent/structure space of 1,500 sq. ft or more at the static display must also occupy an exhibit space of at least 2,500 sq. ft at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
All chalets are required to have a minimum setback of 15 ft from the exhibit boundary. This setback allows for the placement of generators and air conditioning units within the exhibitor’s assigned space.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Remote-Controlled Aircraft and Helium Balloons
For the safety of attendees, flying objects, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remote-controlled aircraft and helium balloons, are not permitted in Las Vegas Convention Center or at the static display at the Henderson Executive Airport. UAS may be displayed in exhibits provided they are stationary, fit within purchased exhibit space and comply with all rules and relevant safety requirements.
Exhibitors and stand builders are responsible for removal of their waste during move-in and move-out at NBAA-BACE. Exhibitors will be billed accordingly by the Las Vegas Convention Center. In order to limit costs for waste removal, it is recommended that exhibitors and stand builders use recyclable materials for stand construction whenever practical. More information will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
Review Additional Exhibitor Rules
Any person who attends an NBAA convention, conference, seminar or other program grants permission to NBAA, its employees and agents (collectively "NBAA") to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of NBAA, including advertisements for NBAA and its programs.