NBAA 2014 Wraps Up Successful Show

Tens of thousands attend 2014 convention.

NBAA Show Floor
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The doors are just about to close on the 2014 edition of the NBAA Convention, and by every measure the show was a successful one.

Against the backdrop of new airplane announcements and scores of product introductions, the convention drew many thousands of industry insiders and bizjet customers alike, who strolled the sprawling show floor inside Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and the aircraft static display at Orlando Executive Airport over the last three days.

The really big news of NBAA 2014, of course, happened a week earlier, when Gulfstream formally announced its new G500 and G600 jets, a shrewd move that gave salespeople ample opportunity to tout the new airplanes' capabilities without the interruption of a splashy unveiling at the show.

Bombardier, meanwhile, chose to reveal the mockup of its new Challenger 650 at the static display, and Embraer grabbed headlines by earning the type certificate for its Legacy 500 on the convention's opening day.

When the final attendance tally is in, NBAA expects tens of thousands of people will have visited the show, conducting business, networking and meeting up with friends old and new. Next year's convention will be held in Las Vegas November 17-19.

Get glimpse of what the show floor was like in the video below.

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