Las Vegas, NV - Yesterday, Clark County officials and local business leaders welcomed the return of the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) to Las Vegas. The press conference highlighted the event’s economic impact for the city and a shared focus on sustainability.
NBAA-BACE will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport from Tuesday, October 17 to Thursday, October 19, featuring hundreds of exhibits, dozens of aircraft at the airport and on the show floor, and the latest in electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered aircraft.
During the event, all flights departing Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), HND and North Las Vegas Airport will be fueled in part by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which reduces aviation’s net-carbon emissions by up to 80%. SAF is a key part of business aviation’s plan to decarbonize and achieve its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In addition, the convention will host a Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.
NBAA-BACE is anticipated to generate around $53 million in economic activity during the course of the convention week, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Dozens of exhibitors have taken the NBAA-BACE Exhibitor Sustainability Pledge. At the 2021 show last year, the convention and host diverted 77% of the materials produced by the convention from waste disposal.
“As I look around, I am reminded at how critically important aviation and the entire aviation industry is and how it drives the economic engine of tourism in so Nevada. Because of the convenience and efficiency, our general aviation airports are becoming more and more important in attracting visitors to large-scale events” like the Formula 1 race and the Super Bowl, Clark County Commission Chair James Gibson said. “… The ongoing partnership with NBAA continues to be a huge win for our community at large.”
Steve Hill, the CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said the “business aviation industry is part of what has made Las Vegas possible.” Trade shows and conferences in Las Vegas allow the city to exceed national average by 23%, he added. “If we didn’t have those trade shows during the week, what has been built on Las Vegas Blvd. couldn’t have afforded to have been built. This industry plays a critical role in allowing Las Vegas just to be who it is. We are excited to welcome them here.”
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