NBAA-BACE Indoor Aircraft Display Showcases Latest Technologies, Training Innovations
July 13, 2021
NBAA’s 2021 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) promises an exciting mix of new and innovative offerings, while also incorporating popular elements of past events. That includes a sold-out indoor aircraft display on the exhibit floor of the new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Scheduled to make one of its few U.S. appearances to-date is the all-composite Pipistrel Panthera, an experimental design with FAA certification anticipated in 2022. The four-seat, single-engine aircraft features one of the sleekest designs in general aviation, offering a 200-knot cruise speed with its 260-horsepower Lycoming engine. A hybrid-electric variant is expected in the future.
The display also is expected to host Piper’s M600/SLS turboprop single, the latest iteration of the manufacturer’s storied PA46 line. The six-seat M600 features a 600-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A engine, all-glass Garmin G3000 avionics and the HALO safety system, which includes the first FAA-certified application of Garmin’s Autoland emergency autonomous landing capability.
Also confirmed to appear this year are Robinson’s R66 turbine-engine helicopter and the distinctive Piaggio Avanti II twin-turboprop business aircraft, as well as two aircraft – a vintage Rockwell NA-265 Sabreliner business jet and a Bell 407 helicopter – used for advanced pilot training with Patriots Jet USA and SafeFlight LLC, respectively.
“With our exhibit floor nearly sold out, we’re also grateful this new facility offers enough space to host the always-popular indoor aircraft display,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president of events. “We are incredibly pleased to offer this exciting lineup of aircraft, including models new to NBAA-BACE, as well as the latest technologies and training programs used in the pursuit of our industry’s highest priority – safety.”
NBAA-BACE will take place Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about NBAA-BACE.
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