The state of Florida fuels aviation—from recreational flights to industry innovations, taking to the skies is a beloved business across the state.
Of course, as is the case with any technology, the field of aviation (especially as it pertains to business use) is constantly changing. This fall, business aviation industry professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the field, and its future, at the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando.
Read on to learn more about the event agenda, key highlights and the team that puts it all together in time for opening day October 16th.
Inside business aviation
The definition of business aviation, according to the NBAA, is simply—the use of any “general aviation’ aircraft for a business purpose.”
For the companies themselves, though, the answer might be a bit more complex. Companies require everything from chartered flights and on-demand plane and helicopter use, to air shipment and customer service made possible through quick, accessible flights.
But one thing is certain—the extensive, eclectic use of aviation for business requires an industry that is well-prepared to handle it all when everything is on the line. The NBAA helps to shape that industry, with advocacy, professional development opportunities and even a technical committee devoted to evaluating aircraft operations and seeking out improvements in safety and performance.
Held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, with static aircraft displays held simultaneously at the Orlando Executive Airport, the NBAA-BACE features an abundance of ways for industry professionals to network, develop practical skills and walk away with a newfound understanding of the field of business aviation.
For those involved with the customer side of business aviation, a session titled “Schedulers & Dispatchers Charting the Future” provides a chance to develop community engagement skills. “Aviation Leadership for Women” offers an interactive analysis of women working in the field, while sessions on cybersecurity, cabin connectivity, and similar areas offer a close-up look at the practical concerns of business aviation.
Taking flight in Florida
When you fly for business, Florida is a top place to start your journey—or fly back home to.
The NBAA-BACE in Orlando offers industry professionals to get familiar with a cross-section of some of the state’s best aviation resources—located nearby, in the Greater Daytona Region alone, there are six choice airports to choose from based on your unique needs and preferences: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), DeLand Municipal Airport (DED), Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (OMN), New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (EVB), Ranch Airpark and Spruce Creek Fly-In. Meanwhile, on the recreational side of things, area skydiving, helicopter flights, and the nearby Space Coast offer additional opportunities to discover (or rediscover) the region’s thriving aviation scene.
The NBAA-BACE promises to be an insightful event for industry professionals. Stay tuned to learn more about Florida’s extensive business transportation options, from aviation and beyond, right here with Team Volusia.