This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
With the lingering Covid pandemic still inhibiting the staging of industry events worldwide for the foreseeable future, NBAA has announced two new virtual meetings for the first quarter of 2021.
The Flight Operations Conference, a three-day event to begin on February 23, will cater to schedulers, dispatchers, pilots, and others involved with mission planning, including for international operations, and will focus on a wide range of topics such as weather planning, tax compliance, charter operations, adapting to new protocols for dealing with the pandemic, and a worldwide review of constantly shifting international requirements for business aviation. It will also feature a virtual exhibit hall, where exhibitors will show new products, and share information about how the industry is evolving.
On March 24 and 25, the association will hold an online Leadership Summit, which promises to bring together current and emerging business aviation innovators to address strategies for leading through challenging times and circumstances.
Both events will allow attendees, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors the opportunity to network strategically through direct person-to-person meeting rooms, virtual 3D exhibit booths, and dedicated subject matter lounges.
“These new events will offer exciting opportunities for industry professionals to refine and rethink their business planning, and even their very definition of success, in a world upended by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA’s senior v-p of strategy and innovation. “With these conferences, we are going to plan not just for working through the current crisis, but for leading out of it.”