The silent auction at NBAA’s annual Maintenance Conference is popular with attendees and provides high visibility for exhibitors. At NBAA-BACE, NBAA’s Maintenance Committee will host a second silent auction at the 2022 NBAA-BACE Maintenance Pavilion. All proceeds will go to the NBAA AMT Travel Fund, which provides students with the resources to travel to awarded scholarship training. Learn more about the AMT Maintenance Scholarships.

Maintenance Pavilion exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to make donations to the silent auction, preferably valued at $50 or more. The silent auction will take place inside the exhibit hall at the Maintenance Pavilion. Bidding will end at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and winners will be announced immediately.

Auction items include:

  • NBAA member equipment and professional services
  • Power and other tools
  • Aircraft-related pictures, drawings or models
  • Electronics – digital cameras, iPods, iPads, etc.
  • Sporting goods
  • Leather goods – briefcases and leather outwear, etc.
  • Travel packages
Submit donations by Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

For more information about the Maintenance Pavilion Silent Auction, contact NBAA’s Stewart D’Leon at

Silent Auction Donor Rules

Contributions to the silent auction are in the form of the proceeds realized from the sale of the donor’s donation at the auction. All ownership rights and title to equipment shall remain with the donor up to, and until, the donor or its agent transfers title to the successful bidder.

Delivery and Spotting: Donor shall be responsible for the costs of delivery of the item to the 2022 NBAA-BACE at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Exhibitors may ship their donations with other exhibit materials and hand deliver donated items on-site to the silent auction tables in the Maintenance Pavilion by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.

Donations may also be shipped directly to Freeman, the official show management company for NBAA-BACE.

Liability Disclaimer: NBAA does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the donation within the Orange County Convention Center. Donor hereby expressly agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless NBAA, and their officers and directors, from any and all claims including, but not limited to, injury, death and loss of property, including said donation, that may be sustained incident to the delivery to and transporting of the donation at the Orange County Convention Center, while on display at the Maintenance Pavilion and during the auction, and during removal of donation for transfer of said donation to the possession of successful bidder.

Product Liability Disclaimer: Donor hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NBAA and each of their respective officers and directors from and against any and all liabilities, damages, fines, cost of defense, settlement, and attorney fees related to any personal injury, death or property damage incident to the use of the donation.

Bidding: The Maintenance Committee Auction Subcommittee shall be responsible for determining the opening bid for each item based on the estimated value of the item.

Taxes: Contributors are responsible for payment of the federal excise tax (FET). The auction bid will be inclusive of the FET, but exclusive of any state and local taxes, incident to the sale or transfer of the item. The donor’s list price is not necessarily the estimated value of the item.

Tax Treatment of Contribution: The donor shall be responsible for determining the value of the donation for purposes of determining federal tax treatment of its item to the silent auction.

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.