NBAA Update – Oct. 21, 2019

In This Issue: Look for these 5 hidden gems at NBAA-BACE and more.

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Look for These 5 ‘Hidden Gems’ at NBAA-BACE
The 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will fire the imagination, and give attendees a look at the cutting-edge products, issues and trends that will shape the future of business aviation. “While several new exhibits, featured presentations and guest speakers have already been announced, there are many ‘hidden gems’ that will surprise and delight attendees,” said Chris Strong, NBAA’s senior vice president for conventions and membership. “In fact, I absolutely believe that everyone attending the show will find something they’ve never seen before.” Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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NBAA Forcefully Challenges Recent National News Coverage Mischaracterizing Business Aviation
Business aviation has been in the news, this time with renewed mischaracterizations and even false claims; NBAA has worked quickly to correct misperceptions and inaccuracies in the coverage and commentary, and the association’s perspective is already being published by outlets, including Bloomberg News. “For starters, let’s get the facts straight,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Research shows that about 90 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies utilize business aviation because they find it to be an essential business tool.” Read Bolen’s full letter to Bloomberg.

NBAA, Civic Leaders Welcome Convention’s Sustainably Fueled Aircraft Display
Civic and business leaders today welcomed the return of the world’s largest business aviation trade show to Las Vegas, and welcomed the first-time availability of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), as part of the event’s aircraft display. As part of the show’s week-long focus on sustainability, all turbine airplanes refueling at the airport will take on some amount of SAF before departure. The fuel is a non-fossil power source that can reduce aviation’s carbon lifecycle emissions by up to 80%. Read more about SAF at NBAA-BACE.

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Honeywell is forecasting up to 7,600 new business jet deliveries worth $248 billion from 2020-2029, the company announced ahead of the opening of business aviation’s biggest event of the year – NBAA-BACE. While that’s down 1 to 2 percentage points from the 2018 10-year forecast, purchase plans for used jets are significantly higher in this year’s survey.

NBAA-BACE Tax Conference Examines Balancing Act Between IRS, FAA Obligations
More than 300 attendees filled the NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, held prior to the opening of NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, NV, seeking advice for navigating the precarious, and sometimes contradictory, balance between a business aircraft operator’s tax obligations and its responsibility to adhere to FAA regulations.

Podcast: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Business Aviation
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is about more than asking Siri for directions – it already plays an important role throughout business aviation, and has the potential to expand into more practical applications. Everything from smart scheduling and dispatch for Part 135 and Part 91 flights, to intelligence maintenance planning, to custom tailoring missions to specific passengers, will likely in the future be influenced by AI.


Two legendary pilots – both U.S. Air Force generals with six stars between them – will take the stage at NBAA-BACE on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to discuss the lessons each has learned from their remarkable lives and careers. Major General Jeannie M. Leavitt and General Lloyd “Fig” Newton have each had ground-breaking careers in the Air Force and beyond, paving the way for others who followed.


NBAA has several exciting initiatives planned to engage show-goers in an interactive, real-time conversation about what’s driving the show’s energy and excitement. From a first-ever social media wall, to a new social media influencer program designed to spread the word to a larger audience about business aviation’s biggest event – engagement surrounding NBAA-BACE is expected to be at an all-time high.

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Paving the Way for Supersonic Aircraft

Despite concerns that the age of civil supersonic transport (SST) aircraft had ended with the Concorde’s final flight in 2003, efforts to develop a market-viable SST never waned completely. Now, several manufacturers aim to introduce next-generation supersonic business aircraft and commercial airliners as soon as 2025. Read more in Business Aviation Insider and attend an Oct 22 session at NBAA-BACE on the topic of supersonic transport.

@Defender13 - If you're tweeting, use the hashtag #NBAA19 so that everyone can search for the latest tweets here and then you turn up on the @NBAA show app, too. You have downloaded the show app, right?!?! I think there is a social media wall as well. Be twitter famous/fabulous!



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