NBAA Statement on America’s 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Sept. 11, 2021 – Today, as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen issued the following statement.

“Though 20 years have passed since the events of 9/11, the memories of those we lost are as indelible as ever. We in the aviation community have been unified in our understanding that among the lessons learned from that terrible day, we must take meaningful steps to continually increase the safety and security of our nation’s aviation system. We have made great strides in strengthening aviation security on the ground and in the skies, knowing that as we look to the next 20 years and beyond, our work must and will continue.”


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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