Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orlando, FL, Oct. 16, 2022 – Business aviation’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and carbon emissions reductions will be on full display at the National Business Aviation Association’s 2022 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) kicking off this week in Orlando.
The industry’s sustainability efforts continue to build momentum, and the discussions at NBAA-BACE come on the heels of several exciting developments:
- Congress has shown continued interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and incentivizing sustainability in aviation, having recently included a blenders tax credit in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act to incentivize greater production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This follows recent policy action at the EU level and in the UK.
- Flights powered by SAF are on the rise and calls for investments in the production and use of SAF have become more popular.
- The business aviation community continues to decrease carbon emissions through new technologies; SAF production, availability and use is growing across the sector; and milestones with electric and other alternative propulsion systems are being achieved regularly.
At NBAA-BACE, business aviation leaders will discuss the industry’s commitment to decarbonization, highlight progress made to make net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 a reality and detail a roadmap for achieving its sustainability goals.
- On Monday, Oct. 17, NBAA will host a discussion on sustainability and business aviation’s future with Marc Allen of The Boeing Company and Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory. Orange County Convention Center, Room S320E, 8 a.m.
- On Tuesday, Oct. 18, NBAA kicks off the 2022 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit, which includes:
- A media breakfast where NBAA President & CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President & CEO Pete Bunce will host a discussion with three congressional aviation champions: Reps. Sam Graves (MO-06), Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Scott Franklin (FL-15). All three backed the blender’s tax credit that passed Congress and was signed into law in August. The lawmakers also support a separate bill providing funds to ready the nation’s aviation infrastructure for carbon-free advanced air mobility (AAM) transport. Orange County Convention Center, Room S320E, 7 a.m.
- An education session on unmanned aircraft systems, which will include a discussion on how companies can apply sustainability principles and goals to these aircraft and missions. Orange County Convention Center, Room S230AB, 11 a.m.
- A luncheon panel moderated by award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien, who will lead a conversation with executives from Airbus and Supernal, and Eric Lindbergh of the Lindbergh Foundation. Orange County Convention Center, Room S320E, noon.
- On Wednesday, Oct. 19, NBAA will host the second day of the 2022 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit, which includes:
- A newsmakers luncheon and 40 Under 40 celebration, featuring executives from OEMs who will detail their companies’ efforts to support the industry’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room S320E, noon.
- An education session on AAM, a transformative technology that will revolutionize on-demand air transportation and have implications for business aviation. The discussion will focus on public policy and regulations, workforce development and the technology’s benefits. Orange County Convention Center, S230GH, 2:30 p.m.
- An education session on environmental sustainability, which will include a discussion of the use of SAF for flight operations, the role of sustainability as a corporate priority, and perspectives on how the industry’s flight operations can reflect that larger corporate objective. Orange County Convention Center, Education Theater 2, 4 p.m.
- An educational session on the challenges of advanced air mobility integration. The discussion will focus on the barriers that are keeping these technologies grounded, including infrastructure, legal, regulatory and policy hurdles. Orange County Convention Center, Educational Theater 1, 4 p.m.
NBAA and its partners are also taking a comprehensive approach to make NBAA-BACE one of the most environmentally sustainable trade shows in the world. The Orange County Convention Center is an energy efficient building, it conserves water and offers guests sustainable food and beverages. In addition, exhibitors are encouraged to sign the Sustainability Pledge and limit their environmental footprint for the convention.
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 nbaa.org.
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