Sept. 24, 2019

The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Innovation Display Area is a new component of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which focuses on dynamic, forward-looking technology.

“The UAM/UAS Innovation Display Area is an opportunity to showcase emerging technology and meet first-hand with representatives from the pioneering companies on the forefront of UAM, UAS and eVTOL [electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing] initiatives,” said Mike Nichols, CAM, CAE, NBAA’s senior vice president of strategy and innovation.

“By focusing on these exciting new innovations, NBAA is essentially creating an emerging technology conference within the bigger convention and exhibition,” he added. “These technology displays and related education sessions will give all attendees an opportunity to learn more about the current progress in these technologies, next steps in development and implementation and potential benefits to business aviation in the long-term.”

The Innovation Display Area will be located adjacent to the Innovation Zone in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. NBAA-BACE attendees will be able to peruse mockups and technology exhibits by the following companies:

  • Airbus – Vahana
  • Bell – Nexus
  • Boeing Horizon X
  • Bye Aerospace
  • Honeywell
  • Jaunt Urban Air Mobility – ROSA
  • Nexa Advisors
  • Uber Elevate/SAFRAN
  • XTI – TriFan 600

NEXA Advisors also will be showcasing the results of their recent UAM infrastructure study and its implications for future integration.

The UAM/UAS Innovation Display Area is just one aspect of NBAA-BACE’s focus on emerging technology.NBAA-BACE also will feature several education sessions and panels related to new technology, including:

  • The Future of Urban Air Mobility Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
  • Bring on the Future: AI, Urban Mobility and Business Aviation, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m.
  • Urban Air Mobility: Here Sooner than You Might Think, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9:15 a.m.
  • Integrating Emerging Technologies into the NAS, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m.
  • Autonomous Flight, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.

“The Innovation Display Area and related panel discussions will encourage open engagement and education,” said Nichols. “This is an entirely new way for traditional business aviation professionals to experience these exciting emerging technologies at NBAA-BACE.”

Review the full NBAA-BACE program schedule.

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