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Las Vegas, NV (Oct 2013) The world of business aviation, hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), met for its annual convention and exhibition show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport from October 22-24, 2013. The convention offers the opportunity for the aviation industry to view Aircraft on display, meet with exhibitors displaying their products, attend seminars, workshops, award banquets, and networking social events.
There are many types of business aircraft ranging from jets to helicopters. The vast majority of business aircraft seat six passengers in a cabin flying less than 1000 miles. Jet Aircraft have interiors often configured similar to a small office where co-workers can meet and make productive use of their time en route to a destination. These luxury jets can have bottles of Moet Champagne in buckets, Christofle china, fresh-cut flowers, and carry a price tag in the millions.
One of many aircraft displayed, Hondajet, with an over-the-wing engine mount, demonstrated a breakthrough in aeronautics. The Over-The-Wing Engine Mount was engineered and proven by Honda after more than 20 years of extensive research and development. This innovative technology provides a more spacious cabin, noise reduction and increased fuel efficiency.
During the opening general session, Harrison Ford, actor and pilot, was the recipient of NBAA’s Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award for his efforts in supporting the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift. In the second day general session, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen presented the “last man on the moon,” Captain Eugene “Gene” Cernan, with the 2013 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, the association’s highest award. Bob Hoover, former U.S. Air Force test pilot and former air show pilot, and Sean Tucker, world-famous aerobatic pilot, were on hand to honor Cernan, and later sign autographs for attendees. Education sessions and regulatory compliance seminars were held during the convention on topics from operating and doing business in China to Tax issues for Owner-Pilots and FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance.
Over a thousand exhibitors and services for business aviation were located throughout the halls of the convention center. Shawn Rich, owner of Rich Aviation Services, a service company offering simulator based training and pilot training solutions. For more information Mr. Rich can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim Mills, representative of Turbines, Inc, presented his company’s product. PNC Aviation Finance, a service company met with clients on the convention floor. Ammar Al Mahmoud, Director of Charter, UAC International Charter Solutions, a leading provider of VIP private jet and helicopter charter solutions, MEDEVAC flights and worldwide commercial aircraft charter. Ammar can be contacted by email; email@example.com. These are just a few of the exhibitors displaying at the convention
NBAA is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. Next year’s convention will be held October 21-23, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. National Business Aviation Association is headquartered in Washington, DC, 1200 G Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington,DC 20005, Tel: (202) 783-9000, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.nbaa.org.