NBAA-BACE Vaccine Requirement Reflects Business Aviation’s Core Value of Safety


Ed Bolen

Washington, DC – 31 August 2021 – Consistent with its core value of safety, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that it is adopting a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) designed to ensure a safe, interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors.

“For decades, the aviation industry has brought people together and transported them forward safely and responsibly,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. “We are leveraging that approach to aviation safety to guide us with regard to NBAA-BACE. We are taking guidance from health and safety experts and adopting trade show best practices. Including a vaccine requirement in the comprehensive safety protocols for the show will create the most interactive environment possible for buying, selling, networking and learning.”

Health and safety experts agree a vaccine requirement is the most effective tool in creating a safe environment for in-person events; it has also quickly become a best safety practice for trade shows and other live events, including Las Vegas Raiders games, CES (formerly known as Consumer Electronics Show) and the National Association of Broadcasters annual show. By adopting a vaccine requirement, the association anticipates mask wearing will be a personal choice for attendees and exhibitors.

With a sold-out exhibit floor in a brand-new, state-of-the art convention center, as well as exciting new features like the Maintenance Pavilion, the Owner/Single-Pilot Pavilion, and a number of major product announcements expected, NBAA-BACE will be an important and highly successful show.

“This is an exciting time for business aviation,” Bolen said. “Flight activity is high, transactions are strong, and innovations are coming to the market at an accelerated pace. NBAA-BACE is going to be a great show that will move the business aviation industry to new heights.”

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