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NBAA Cancels Events Through June 2021, Due to COVID

Fri, February 05, 2021 9:36 AM | Kerton (Administrator)
Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2021 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that it is cancelling its in-person events through June 30, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, adding that the organization will view options for convening through virtual programming.

“We are disappointed that we will be unable to offer a robust slate of in-person events in the first half of 2021,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “That said, the safety and security of our event participants has always been a core value for the association, and that is central to our decision. As we did in 2020, we are exploring opportunities to gather the business aviation community through various online initiatives, and we will provide details as soon as they are available.”

The decision affects the 2021 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), which was scheduled for April 13-15 in Shanghai (the 2022 event is scheduled from April 12-14); the 2021 NBAA Maintenance Conference, planned for May 11-13 (the 2022 event is scheduled for May 3-5, in San Antonio, TX); and the 2021 NBAA White Plains Regional Forum, scheduled for June 9. Earlier this week, NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association jointly announced the cancellation of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), planned for May 18-20 in Geneva, with plans for online programming during the EBACE week.

“We will keep members and partners apprised with regard to how this challenging and evolving situation impacts our industry,” Bolen said. Continually updated information on COVID-19, including the status of future NBAA events, is available at nbaa.org/coronavirus.

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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 11,000 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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