NBAA “will view options for convening through virtual programming,” it said in a February 5 news release.
Casualties of the cascading cancellations include the 2021 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition that was to have taken place April 13 through 15 in Shanghai; the 2021 NBAA Maintenance Conference, planned for May 11 through 13 in San Antonio; and the 2021 NBAA White Plains Regional Forum, formerly scheduled for June 9 in White Plains, New York.
Recently, NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association canceled the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that was to have run from May 18 to 20 in Geneva. Online programming is being planned for the dates of the Geneva gathering.
“We are disappointed that we will be unable to offer a robust slate of in-person events in the first half of 2021,” said NBAA President Ed Bolen. “That said, the safety and security of our event participants has always been a core value for the association, and that is central to our decision. As we did in 2020, we are exploring opportunities to gather the business aviation community through various online initiatives, and we will provide details as soon as they are available.”
Information about the pandemic’s impact on business aviation, including the status of future NBAA events, is available on the NBAA website.