NBAA-BACE Vaccine Requirement Reflects Business Aviation’s Core Value of Safety

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Washington, DC, Aug. 31, 2021 – Consistent with its core value of safety, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is announcing today that it is adopting a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) designed to ensure a safe, interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors. 

“For decades, the aviation industry has brought people together and transported them forward safely and responsibly,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. “We are leveraging that approach to aviation safety to guide us with regard to NBAA-BACE. We are taking guidance from health and safety experts and adopting trade show best practices. Including a vaccine requirement in the comprehensive safety protocols for the show will create the most interactive environment possible for buying, selling, networking and learning.”

Health and safety experts agree a vaccine requirement is the most effective tool in creating a safe environment for in-person events; it has also quickly become a best safety practice for trade shows and other live events, including Las Vegas Raiders games, CES (formerly known as Consumer Electronics Show) and the National Association of Broadcasters annual show. By adopting a vaccine requirement, the association anticipates mask wearing will be a personal choice for attendees and exhibitors.  

With a sold-out exhibit floor in a brand-new, state-of-the art convention center, as well as exciting new features like the Maintenance Pavilion, the Owner/Single-Pilot Pavilion, and a number of major product announcements expected, NBAA-BACE will be an important and highly successful show.

“This is an exciting time for business aviation,” Bolen said. “Flight activity is high, transactions are strong, and innovations are coming to the market at an accelerated pace. NBAA-BACE is going to be a great show that will move the business aviation industry to new heights.”  

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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

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