New “Light Airplane Conference & Exhibition” Unveiled by NBAA

April 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently announced the establishment of a new event, the three-day Light Airplane Conference & Exhibition (LAC&E). The new event will be dedicated mainly to operators who make use of light aircraft for business purposes and will focus on owners and operators of light jets, piston airplanes and turboprops.

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said that when member companies with light airplanes were asked how the NBAA could better serve them, they frequently requested that an event specific to their needs and concerns be put in place. In direct response to this, the NBAA has established the new LAC&E event which caters specifically to the needs and demands of those involved with light airplane ownership and operations. Bolen is confident that the LAC&E will be well received by light airplane operators as they will be able to benefit from the event. The show will feature exhibits and educational information focused mainly on light aircraft, their uses and developments in the industry.

The very first LAC&E will take place from the 12th to the 14th of March 2009 in San Diego, California. The venue will be the San Diego Convention Center where people will be able to display their wares or learn more about almost every facet of light airplanes and business aviation. Though it will be the first of its kind, officials expect approximately 1000 exhibit booth spaces to be used for the event. However, there will be more to the event that just booths and exhibits. There will be a static display of aircraft not far from the convention center at the San Diego International Airport. This display will feature almost as many as 50 light aircraft and will include piston airplanes, light jets and turboprops.

The LAC&E will not only cover existing trends, but will feature information about all the latest trends, developments and issues relating to this type of aircraft. Experts in the industry will offer advice on topics as varied as tax planning, aircraft insurance and improved safety practices. The entire event will be planned around the advice and input of those already in the industry to ensure that it meets the needs and demands of the light aircraft businessmen that the event was specifically designed for.

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