About 170 exhibitors from around the industry are slated to showcase their latest products, information, and services at NBAA’s first-ever Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE), to be held December 2 and 3.
NBAA noted that these exhibitors represent a “who’s who in business aviation,” including manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cirrus, Collins Aerospace, Dassault, Embraer, Honda Aircraft, Honeywell, Pilatus, Pratt & Whitney, and Textron Aviation. In addition, leading service providers in the areas of fuel delivery, flight planning, avionics, and missions support are among those on the exhibit list, and more than a dozen companies on the slate are exhibiting for the first time at any NBAA show.
“We are pleased to see that the most innovative companies in business aviation have chosen VBACE as the state-of-the-art platform to strategically connect with their customers and clients,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
The platform provides for interactive booths with demonstrations, one-on-one video meetings, resources highlighting products and services, and virtual backpacks for attendees. Along with the exhibits, VBACE will include a suite of educational sessions, keynotes that include singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, and other activities.
Sessions will cover a variety of topics, ranging from what the 2020 elections and other policy developments mean for the industry to how advanced air mobility and other technologies are reshaping business aviation. NBAA said the sessions and some other elements of VBACE will be accessible until December 31.
“The business aviation community has been seeking ways to connect throughout this challenging year,” noted Chris Strong, NBAA senior v-p of conventions and membership. “As we ready for the show’s opening day, it’s clear VBACE will offer an unmatched opportunity for everyone in the industry to chart their course for the year ahead.”