NBAA Surveys Its Members and Maintains a Three-Day Schedule for Its Annual Meeting and Convention

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, February 22, 2001 – After much discussion and press coverage at the NBAA 53rd Annual Meeting & Convention, held October 10 to 12, 2000, in New Orleans, the Association surveyed its Members, requesting their opinions as to whether the annual gathering should remain a three-day event or expand to three-and-a-half or four days. After surveying a random sample of both Operating Members and Associate Members, NBAA learned that a majority of the respondents favored a three-day event.

There was sufficient talk in New Orleans about how large the NBAA Convention floor had grown over the past few years to prompt the Association to look at the current Convention schedule,” stated NBAA President Jack Olcott. “Delegates and Exhibitors had expressed concern that perhaps three days was not enough to see all of the products and services displayed at the Convention. Therefore, we contracted with Business Marketing Research to survey our Members, asking their guidance as we plan for future Conventions. We thought that perhaps opening only the Static Display of Aircraft for a fourth day might be an option. However, those Member Company Representatives who responded seemed to feel that three days for both indoor and outdoor displays were appropriate. If conditions change, we’ll revisit the issue.

Future NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention dates and sites are as follows:

  • 2001 – September 18, 19, 20 – New Orleans
  • 2002 – September 10, 11, 12 – Orlando
  • 2003 – October 7, 8, 9 – Orlando
  • 2004 – October 12, 13, 14 – Las Vegas
  • 2005 – November 15, 16, 17 – New Orleans
  • 2006 – October 17, 18, 19 – Orlando
  • 2007 – October 2, 3, 4 – Orlando
  • 2008 – October 14, 15, 16 – New Orleans

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,400 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.