EBACE Connect Showcases Business Aviation Progress Globally

The virtual event organized by NBAA features sustainability, innovation highlights.

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen introduces keynote speakers at EBACE Connect, including those from several business aviation manufacturers as well as thought leaders in the worldwide community.Courtesy NBAA

EBACE Connect takes place from May 18 to 20, 2021, virtually showcasing highlights in sustainability and innovation within the business and general aviation communities and manufacturers, along with regulatory bodies in the EU and globally. The program is an evolution from the National Business Aviation Association’s VBACE event in December 2020, and it brings together thought leaders from across the spectrum to discuss and inform on developments in several critical areas—all of which have moved forward in spite of the intense challenges of the past year. Each of the sessions can be viewed by event participants either as they occur or beginning 24 hours following the individual webinar.

Keynote speaker Erik Lindbergh launched the event on Tuesday, May 18, in a conversation with NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The day continued with roundtable events revealing insights from the industry on the immediate after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions—and opportunities.

On Wednesday, May 19, a lightning-round briefing from the leaders of nine top business aviation OEMs kicked off the morning, followed by sessions on sustainability and on the interface between innovation and the regulatory framework that must enable it so that it can make the transition from drawing board to reality.

Sessions on Thursday, May 20, include the evolving workplace—and how businesses have adapted or been disrupted following the pandemic; the net-zero-carbon-emission plan—and is it reality or fantasy; the importance of data and connectivity; and autonomous flight. Registration can be found on the EBACE Connect site.