MEDIA ADVISORY: Business Aviation’s Commitment to Sustainability Comes Into Sharp Focus at 2021 NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 10, 2021 – Business aviation’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and carbon emissions reduction will be on full display at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2021 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) this week in Las Vegas.

The industry’s sustainability focus is  evident in a number of new efforts announced ahead of business aviation’s main event.

  • NBAA-BACE’s all-new carbon-offset program will make it one of the world’s largest carbon-neutral events. NBAA has joined with Boston-based company 4AIR to fund a portfolio of carbon-offset credits that will mitigate all convention attendees’ travel to and from the event and the greenhouse gas emissions at NBAA-BACE. 
  • Nearly 100 exhibitors signed a brand-new Green Pledge to commit to limiting their environmental footprint for the convention.
  • A new market-based initiative known as “book and claim” will make low-carbon sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) available to those operators flying to NBAA-BACE, even if SAF is not available from their departing airport. For flights outbound from NBAA-BACE, SAF will be available at Henderson Executive Airport and, for the first time, at McCarran International Airport. Use of SAF can reduce aviation’s lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80%. More information about book and claim is available in this fact sheet.

During the show itself, business aviation’s long-standing sustainability agenda will be in clear focus.

  • On Monday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. PT, NBAA will hold a news conference at Henderson Executive Airport with Clark County leaders to discuss industry sustainability efforts and showcase the availability of sustainable aviation fuel. Details are in the media advisory.
    Location: Henderson Executive Airport, 3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 12, NBAA kicks off the 2021 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit, which includes:
    • A media breakfast where NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other representatives will provide an update on the industry’s roadmap for tackling climate change.
      Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, 7:30 a.m. PT, Room W325
    • A luncheon panel moderated by acclaimed aviation and aerospace correspondent, director and producer Miles O’Brien, who will lead a conversation with Brian Sherbacow, president and CEO, Alder Fuels, and Omer Bar-Yohay, co-founder and CEO, Eviation Aircraft. The lunch will also include a presentation introducing the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA’s) first Sustainable Wings program recognizing excellence in business aviation sustainability.
      Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, noon – 1:30 p.m. PT, W325
    • An afternoon program with two sessions devoted to business aviation’s sustainable future. One panel will feature perspectives on the future of SAF from suppliers and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A second panel will discuss the innovative ways companies can reduce their aircraft’s emissions. Read more about the speakers.
      Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, 2 – 3:45 p.m. PT, W4 (exhibit floor).
    • A closing reception where industry leaders will gather to network following the day’s events.
      Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, 4 – 5 p.m. PT,
      NBAA Booth No. 4165

More information about business aviation’s sustainability efforts is available at

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

# # #

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

Members of the media may receive NBAA Press Releases immediately via email. To subscribe to the NBAA Press Release email list, submit the online form.