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New at NBAA2011: Airplanes Displaying Directly Aside Exhibits
February 16, 2011
Making its debut at NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) in Las Vegas will be a new Outdoor Static Display area located immediately adjacent to the indoor exhibit area.
The new display will be in addition to the traditional Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport but, as NBAA Vice President, Exhibits Linda Peters notes, "it will be so convenient to walk directly from the indoor exhibits to view the actual airplanes.
"I am really excited because this is truly a big step for the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention," she continued. "For the first time in the 64-year history of this event, we're going to have aircraft just steps away from the convention center."
These will be real airplanes – no mock-ups, no tented displays, no chalets. It's expected that, while the manufacturers will be allowed only minimal exhibit elements at each aircraft, the aircraft will be open for attendees.
Depending on their size, it's expected that there will be between 15 and 20 aircraft on display in the new area. Most will have wingspans of under 50 feet, which is the size that can be towed from McCarran International Airport, about four miles away.
Though the announcement of the Static Display in the Silver parking lot adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center has just been made, Peters already has a number of inquiries from several manufacturers, including one that is considering a display of four aircraft.
Space for the Outdoor Static Display will be the same rate as for the display at Henderson: $180 per 10 foot by 10 foot space. Move-in will begin about a week before NBAA2011 kicks off on October 10.
"It's going to be spectacular," says Peters, who can be contacted at [email protected] for more details.
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