The domino effect continues. Following the cancellation of ABACE, EBACE and the Farnborough International Airshow, it was perhaps inevitable that NBAA-BACE 2020 would also fall to the pandemic. The world’s largest business aviation event was due to be held in Orlando, Florida from 6 – 8 October.
The rationale for the cancellation announced by the NBAA on 1 July is clear and was largely dictated by guidance from public health officials. The Florida Department of Health had recently published an advisory recommending the avoidance of participation in gatherings of more than 50 people. Added to this equation were the myriad travel restrictions, in place both domestically within the US and from overseas.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said: “The promotion of safety is a primary reason NBAA was founded was founded in 1947, and safety is at the foundation of all we are today. As Covid-19 has emerged as a pandemic, NBAA has consistently looked to local, state, federal and global health officials to inform our decisions and guide our actions with regard to live events.”
NBAA 2021 will be held in Las Vegas from 12 – 14 October 2021.