New Partnership Will Make NBAA-BACE One of the Largest Carbon-Neutral Aviation Events in the World

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Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2021 – The 2021 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is set to become one of the world’s largest carbon-neutral events next month, based on a new partnership with 4AIR, a leader in aviation sustainability solutions.

NBAA has joined with 4AIR to fund a portfolio of carbon-offset credits that will mitigate NBAA-BACE attendee travel to and from the convention and the greenhouse gas emissions at the event itself. The Boston-based company offers private aviation sustainability solutions beyond just simple carbon neutrality to address climate impacts of all types with a simplified and verifiable path to achieve meaningful aircraft emissions counteraction and reduction using carbon markets, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, new technologies and other strategies.

All carbon credits through 4AIR are verified through leading international standards that validate, issue, and register credits, including the American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard and The Gold Standard.

“We’re proud that NBAA-BACE will be one of the first and largest carbon-neutral aviation events in the world,” said Ed Bolen, NBAA’s president and CEO. “This is another demonstration of our industry’s effort to take meaningful steps to combat climate change, and it adds to what will be an exciting show that has many new elements and will highlight the latest innovations in business aviation.”

Conference attendees can vote on the CO2-reducing projects that will be supported through the carbon credits. They can choose from:

  • Wind energy produced in Oklahoma
  • A forest management project in Massachusetts
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduced in Florida during the production of materials used in automotive and aircraft manufacturing

“Given that NBAA-BACE brings together leaders of the business aviation industry from around the world, offsetting the carbon generated by their travel to the conference as well as the conference itself is the perfect platform to demonstrate how attainable carbon and emissions neutrality can be for their own operations,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president.  

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

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