Bizav Gearing Up for NBAA 2011

Companies, attendees prepare to kick off bizav Las Vegas convention.

NBAA 2010

NBAA 2010

** Crowds gathered in Atlanta last year for
NBAA's 2010 convention. This year, the
event returns to Las Vegas.**

As NBAA's 64th annual convention prepares to kick off next week, all eyes in bizav are turning to Las Vegas, where companies, professionals and aviation enthusiasts are gathering to showcase and catch a glimpse of the latest in business aviation technology.

NBAA has more than 1,000 companies and organizations on its list of exhibitors this year and expects more than 25,000 people to turn out for the event. Among the many big names on that list is Embraer, which will feature the company's Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Lineage 1000 and Legacy 650, along with a mockup of its Legacy 500 on static display.

Another is Gulfstream, which plans to showcase its entire fleet, including the Gulfstream G650 and the newly renamed G280. This year's roster goes on, including a variety of others such as Cessna, Honda Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft, Garmin and Avidyne, just to name a few.

In addition to indoor exhibits and aircraft on static display, NBAA will serve as a platform for a wide variety of educational workshops, a charitable golf tournament and benefit, and a number of guest speakers, including FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman and others.