Coronavirus: NBAA-BACE 2020 convention canceled

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The National Business Aviation Association has canceled this year’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition because of ongoing concerns around health and safety related to Covid-19.

The National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is  the largest event in the sector’s events calendar and was due to take place in Orlando, Florida during early  October.

NBAA said that the cancellation is based on guidance from public health officials about the use of large indoor venues during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Florida Department of Health has recently issued an advisory recommending that individuals avoid participation in gatherings of more than 50 people.

Many US states including Florida also have travel restrictions in place, and flights to and from many international countries are banned.

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said, “NBAA has always advised its members to conduct a thorough risk evaluation before every flight to determine whether or not the mission can be safely conducted. We have brought that same discipline to the upcoming NBAA-BACE, and we regret that this year’s event must be grounded.

We will immediately begin working with exhibitors and others as we wind down this year’s event and begin preparations for next year’s NBAA-BACE.

The 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition is scheduled to take place from October 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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