NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) closed it’s doors on October 12, a three-day outstanding event in Las Vegas featured exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center and a Static Display of Aircraft on Henderson Executive Airport with over 100 Education Sessions and Maintenance and Operations Sessions (M&Os) and over 26,000 business aviation professionals who are interested in seeing and learning about all that is new in the world of business aviation.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked Exhibitors and Attendees for what he called “a highly successful show.”
“What we are seeing is that the show is providing real value to the business aviation community, even in these challenging economic times,” Bolen said. “It’s clear that the Convention continues to be a must-attend event for anyone whose passion or profession involves business aviation.”
To illustrate his point, Bolen noted that:
- The show closed with 26,077 people in attendance, a 7 percent jump in attendance over that for last year’s Convention;
- The number of Exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) was 1,106, a 2 percent increase over last year’s Exhibitor count of 1,086;
- A total of 101 aircraft were displayed this year, including 85 at the sold-out Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), five more inside the Las Vegas Convention Center and 11 additional aircraft at the first-ever Outdoor Static Display adjacent to the LVCC.
“By every key measure, this year’s Convention met or exceeded NBAA’s expectations,” Bolen said. “Equally important, the level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from show participants tells us that their expectations were met or exceeded as well.”
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